Question To Ask Before Your New Gutters Are Installed
June 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Planning to have gutters installed on your home for the first time, or simply having your gutter system replaced soon? That’s great – gutters are a good thing for your home. Not only do gutters prevent water damage to your roof and the foundation of your home, but they also help take care of your landscaping.
With all that said, you shouldn’t just let anyone install gutters on your home and it’s important to ask the right questions before your gutters are installed as gutters are not a “one size fits all” project.
Ask these questions to ensure you’re hiring the right gutter company to install your system and to ensure your gutter system will be the solution you’re looking for.
1. Do you have samples of your work and references?
Before hiring any ‘home improvement’ person, it’s important to ask for samples of their work and their professional references. Many companies offer gutter installation services, but do not have the required training needed to complete the project well.
Ask to view the company’s project portfolio, testimonials and references to call. Another item to look for is if the company has certifications from top product brands as this indicates the gutter company has been through professional training.
2. What products will you be installing and how have these products worked in our area?
This is a two-part question, but be sure to ask your gutter company which products they’ll be using and how these products have performed in your area. There are a variety of different brands of gutters and accessories – some which are of a higher quality than others.
In addition, gutters come in many different materials and sizes. Depending on the area of the country you’re in and the amount of rainfall you receive on average in one rain storm, your gutter needs could differ.
It’s important that your gutter company is familiar with the local weather and the impact it has on gutters, and can then offer the solution that will work best long-term for your home.
3. What is your recommendation on gutter guards and routine cleaning?
It’s always best to ask your gutter company for their recommendation on whether or not you need gutter guards when they’re on-site.
Many homes in North Carolina experience the dreaded “pine needle drop” each fall, which leads gutter guards to be highly beneficial. However, if you’re not in a highly wooded area and your roof doesn’t receive much debris, gutter guards might not be a necessity for your home.
Finally, you should ask your gutter company for their recommendation on how often your gutters should be cleaned. Most gutter companies offer routine cleaning services and if you’re not a DIY-er, it might be best to schedule your gutter cleaning appointment then so you don’t forget.
Time for new gutters on your home? Or perhaps you’re just in need of a gutter cleaning? Then it’s time to reach out to Charlotte’s preferred roofing and gutter company, H&S Roofing and Gutter Company!