Every home needs properly working and reliable gutters. If your gutters are up for replacement, you need to take steps to ensure the project’s success.
Familiarize Yourself With Your Gutter Options
Gutters come in different configurations. Being aware of the options can help you make informed decisions on what gutters your home should have. The following are some of the options you should know:
Profile — There are two types of gutter profiles: traditional half-round gutters are shaped like a shallow “U” while K-style gutters are angular profiles that look like crown molding. K-style gutters have higher capacities compared to half-round ones of the same size.
Size — Gutter size is determined by factors, such as roof slope, local average rainfall and the chosen profile.
Material — Typical gutter systems are made with galvanized steel. Other options are copper and aluminum.
Sectional or Seamless — Traditional gutters are built from 10-foot lengths of galvanized steel. They tend to have joints in the middle of the trough. While it’s the more affordable option, the seams require additional maintenance. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, feature custom-cut lengths built on-site. Seamless gutters require less maintenance and are typically made of aluminum.
Ask the Contractor for Proper Credentials
Your gutter contractor should have all the proper credentials. The State of Indiana issues general licenses to contractors who engage in gutter installation, roof repair and various other construction trades. Your contractor should also be insured and should have no problems providing a copy of the insurance certificate. Make sure it clearly states coverage for general liability and workers’ compensation.
Make Sure the Gutters Have the Right Warranty Coverage
There are two types of warranty coverage most home improvements should have. Factory or manufacturer’s warranty covers manufacturing defects while workmanship warranty covers problems caused by installation errors.
Brownstone Roofing is your leading provider of gutter installation and storm damage repair services. Give us a call at (502) 242-7947 (Kentucky) or (502) 443-9222 (Indiana). You can also fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Jeffersonville, IN, and surrounding areas.