Your replacement gutters will only be as good as the gutter installer you hire. This is why you need to screen your gutter contractors in your shortlist carefully before you make your choice. Siding and roof replacement contractor ReNew Home Designs discusses the questions you should ask gutter contractors before you hire one.
Do You Offer Seamless Gutters? — Seamless gutters are one of the best gutter upgrades available thanks to their aesthetic appeal and low maintenance requirements. Traditional sectional gutters are built using 10-foot lengths of pre-shaped gutter, which results in seams in the middle of the troughs. The seams require sealants, which can get worn out and require frequent inspections. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, feature troughs that span the entire length of the roof’s edge, reducing the number of joints that require sealants.
Do You Offer Gutter Protection Systems? — Gutter protection systems are optional components, but having one on your gutter system can further reduce its maintenance requirements. Some gutter protection systems are installed on top of the gutter troughs, filtering leaves and debris. Others are designed to shed solid matter to the ground and separate it from rainwater. A gutter contractor that offers gutter protection systems can save you time and effort hiring a separate contractor. Note that some roofers caution against certain types of gutter protection systems so consult them before proceeding with the installation.
What Gutter Styles Do You Offer? — A gutter installer should, at the very least, offer two gutter profiles: traditional half-rounds and contemporary K-style gutters. Both profiles should be available in various sizes to match whatever roof the new gutters are going to be installed on.
Can You Provide Your License and Insurance Information? — Legitimate contractors should have no problem with providing their license and insurance information, which you should take time to verify. The copy of the insurance certificate should clearly indicate coverage for general liability (accidental property damage) and workers’ compensation (worksite injuries).
ReNew Home Designs is the contractor to turn to when you’re searching online for a “roofing company near me”. Give us a call at (410) 415-1226 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Annapolis and Columbia, MD.