Gutter Talk: Do Your Gutter Installation Research
Let’s recap what we covered in last week’s blog. The first gutter installation advice was about the importance of finding an honest gutter installer that is going to give you what you paid for and install it correctly. However, the research does not stop there.
Skimp on Your Research
If you are unsure of the type of gutters you want, take time to research online. The most common shape for gutters is K-style (which is a flat bottom with a curved ogee face), but they can also be a half-round shape or the most popular for commercial projects is a box-shaped gutter. Next, you will want to consider the different materials available. Aluminum is the go-to material typically used in the Dallas – Fort Worth area because it doesn’t rust and is lightweight. Aluminum seamless gutters are the type Peak Roofing & Construction creates daily using our custom gutter truck, which lets us form and cut the gutters right in front of a home or business. The advantage is having each strip of gutter custom cut to fit your roof without any seams. Other materials include vinyl, zinc, steel, and copper.
Review Your Estimate
Once you identify the company you want to do your gutter installation, you want to get an estimate/quote for the work they’re proposing. Make sure you get it in writing. Even in our contactless world right now, any reputable gutter company should be willing to leave it on your porch or email it to you. Only accept a quote if it includes the material they will provide, the cost, and payment details. Also, be sure it has contact information that is more than a mobile number or a personal email address.
Complete Your Due Diligence
Is your gutter installation company what they claim? Make sure the company you choose is carrying a current insurance policy covering liability. There’s no national association for gutter companies but if your gutter installer claims to have certifications or belong to industry associations, take the time to verify. Most large organizations and manufacturers make it easy to confirm a company’s status on their websites.
Hire a Gutter Installation Professional
The last thing I’ll leave you with is, “Beware of the guy with a ladder and a truck.” Installing gutters, especially at heights, is a dangerous job, and you want to make sure the company is reputable but safe. You also want to make sure they have the needed safety equipment and tools to do a quality job. Lastly, be sure they have plenty of experience. If they’ve only started doing gutters recently, be sure they have experienced people on the crew. You don’t want to have your home or business suffer from someone else’s learning curve.
The Peak Roofing & Construction team is here to answer any questions you have about your gutter project. Give us a call to discuss the best option for your home or commercial property.
About Peak Roofing & Construction
Peak Roofing & Construction is family-owned, with 30-years of experience. Bonded, insured, and accredited, we provide roofing, gutter, fence, window, and exterior facelift services. Guaranteed. Call (972) 335-7325 in Dallas-Fort Worth (residential & commercial), including Melissa, Frisco, and DeSoto, Texas.