Buying New Gutters: Top Questions to Ask Your Installer
When it comes to gutter installation, there are lots of things you need to consider. Apart from the price, you should also know that a gutter system comes in different sizes, types, profiles and colors. The method of installation is also worth taking note of. To set your expectations for this project, be sure to ask your installer the important questions. Local roofing contractor Colorado Roof Toppers shares them below.
"Do You Offer Seamless Gutters?"
Traditional sectional gutters were all the rage years ago due to their ubiquity, affordability, and ease of installation. They may be still around in the market to cater to DIY homeowners who insist on installing them on their own, these gutters have been overtaken in popularity by seamless gutters. These are made of a single, continuous piece of metal that's measured and cut precisely to fit along your roofline. Seamless gutters are a more durable and longer-lasting option than sectional gutters because they're less likely to leak.
"Have You Installed Gutters Before?"
Your new gutters must be properly pitched and installed to ensure smooth drainage of water runoff away from your property. Thus, they need to be installed by a reliable contractor like Colorado Roof Toppers. We're not just the top provider of roofing services in the area we can also be counted on to install high-quality seamless gutters.
"What Do You Use to Fasten the Gutters?"
Find out from your installer the type of gutter fastener they use during installation. Nails or spikes are used in older methods of installation, but they tend to pull out over time due to the weight of the water running through the gutters. Screws, meanwhile, are more reliable because they prevent the gutters from sagging and detaching from the fascia.
At Colorado Roof Toppers, we source all materials for each project from the same manufacturer. We also make custom-mitered corners for our seamless gutters on-site to limit leaks. To learn more about our residential roof replacement and gutter installation processes, call (720) 378-1901 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve homeowners from Fort Collins to Erie.
by Denise Bart March 02, 2021
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