Gutter Installation by a Contractor

Installing

A professional or licensed gutter installer is the best choice in the long run for most home and building owners. Most gutter installers offer seamless gutters, and may also offer some form of leaf protection such as screens, gutter guards, or gutter covers.

You also want to be sure that your installer uses some type of internal hangers, not the inferior spike and ferule method, to attach your gutters to your house.


Tips for Choosing a gutter Installer

  • Ask for a home visit
  • Make sure they are Bonded/ Insured
  • Ask if their product or work is warranteed
  • Check how long have they been in business
  • Get a written estimate
  • Get references from former customers and check them
  • Contact your local Better Business Bureau
 

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Facts

In the 1960’s, seamless aluminum...

In the 1960’s, seamless aluminum gutters were invented. A machine was developed that holds a roll of aluminum, called gutter coil, at one end, and extrudes a formed gutter at the other end, that can be cut to fit the home, on-site.

FAQ's

Q. What if I only need to repair or replace a section of my gutter?

A. Do-it-yourselfers should only attempt gutter installation with the proper safety equipment and must be comfortable on a ladder. Also make sure to be extremely aware of contact with power lines.