Gutters are an important feature of your roofing system. In addition to improving the curb appeal of your home, they also divert water away from your foundation, preventing basement flooding, soil erosion and other costly problems. As a responsible homeowner, it helps when you know more about your gutter directly from gutter contractors. So before buying your gutter replacement, here are some important questions to ask your gutter installer.
“Is material important? What is more efficient between aluminum gutters and galvanized steel gutters?”
Until the 1980s, galvanized gutters were the industry standard. They are pliable and relatively easy to install. However, they are prone to corrosion and degradation due mainly to climate and the environment. Most galvanized gutters have a lifespan of roughly 20 years. Aluminum gutters, on the other hand, are the industry standard. They are durable, do not corrode and can be simply rolled by a gutter machine on-site.
“Are your gutters seamless?”
Gutters installed in a continuous line from corner to corner are referred to as seamless gutters. Specifically cut at the site for an exact fit, they integrate seamlessly with the other outer components of the roof. Roof replacement providers recommend installing these gutters if you want to lessen the risk of your gutters being clogged or leaking.
“What do you use to fasten gutters?”
The method of fastening your gutters may affect its efficiency so you should ask your installer how they are going to secure it. Nails, the traditional technique of securing gutters, tend to pull out over time owing to the weight of rainfall or melting snow, causing drooping and even detachment from the property. Screws, on the other hand, are more dependable because they do not corrode or pull out over time.
“Are all workers on the job insured?”
Whether it’s installation or gutter cleaning, before you sign on the dotted line of your contract, make sure you’re dealing with a reliable company. They should have insurance and provide workers’ compensation. This is to protect you from claims arising from damage to other people’s or your property. To ensure your safety, request a copy of any necessary documentation from the company.
Advantage Seamless specializes in gutter installation, we can help you securely install your gutter replacement. Call us at (218) 270-2663 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in Baxter, MN.