Gutters serve an important purpose by channeling rain away from your home and preventing water damage. If you are planning a new gutter installation for your North Branford, CT, home, A-1 Affordable Seamless Gutters encourages you to ask questions about the project. Their goal is to help clients understand the process before work begins.
If you’re not sure what to ask prior to the new gutter installation, start with these suggestions:
- Will You Provide an Estimate? Before entering into an agreement with a contractor, you should know what they charge. Ask for an estimate in writing and keep it in your personal files. If the price of labor and materials or scope of the project changes when the final bill arrives, you will have proof of the original contract.
- Am I Eligible for Warranties? Warranties are vital, as they can save you thousands of dollars in the future. Ask about manufacturer and distributor guarantees for the new gutter system, and whether there are any requirements you must follow, so the warranty remains valid. You should also ask about whether the system will affect a current roof warranty. Some roofing companies count the new gutters as a disturbance of the roofline, which voids the service agreement.
- What Is the Installation Process? Find out when the contractors plan to start working and how long they expect the job to take. Ask who will be supervising the installation and whether their team is licensed and covered by the company’s insurance.
- How Effective Is This System? Not all gutter systems perform the same way. Seamless gutters, for example, are less likely to leak than the traditional models that come in sections. Ask about additional features that will make your system more effective, such as a leaf guard system or mesh gutter screens.
Choosing the right contractor will make all the difference in your new gutter installation experience and the quality of the system. Contact A-1 Affordable Seamless Gutters at (203) 484-0042 to request an estimate. They will provide answers to your questions and ensure your satisfaction with the results.