Fall is finally upon us, which means cooler weather and leaves starting to fall from the trees. If your gutters aren’t doing their job any longer, it may be time for an upgrade. Here are some things to consider when planning your gutter replacement project and hiring a reputable company.
Condition of Current Gutters
The first thing you should consider is the condition of your current gutters and downspouts. Are they in need of replacement? Could you get by with a simple repair? Do you just want them cleaned out because leaves have been building up over time?
The size and type of project will determine the price and may help you determine what makes the most sense based on the age and condition of your gutter system. This will all factor into what kind of estimate you receive from a gutter installation company. If there is damage to your current gutters, such as a hole or crack, you will need to have them either repaired or replaced. If you get new gutters, a custom fit will ensure that reliable drainage is provided to your home for years to come.
Another consideration before hiring a company is whether or not they have experience and credentials. Does the gutter installation company have any reviews online? Do they participate in industry associations? Can you get a reference from someone who has used their services before? It’s important to have a credible company installing your new gutters.
You should also think about the cost of having a company out to your home for installation, and whether you can afford their rates. Some companies offer free estimates, while others charge a small fee that will cover the time it takes them to come to look at your house and assess what needs to be done. At Crossover Roofing, we are proud to offer free estimates.
Another thing to consider is whether or not you want your new gutters and downspouts to be seamless. The seams are the weakest part of traditional gutters, which is why they typically need to be replaced every 20-30 years. Seamless gutters have no joints or screws that can work themselves loose over time, making them more durable and long-lasting than their traditional counterparts.
Debris and leaves can quickly build up and cause your gutters to overflow, so if you are upgrading your gutter system, you may want to consider one that reduces the maintenance required in the future. At Crossover Roofing, we proudly offer the Shur Flo Gutter Guard system to our customers. This outstanding system works by utilizing a unique perf-flow system of filtration that suspends debris such as leaves, twigs, pine needs and other matter on the top of a panel. The air circulation from above and below the debris will allow for the material to dry and then blow away. This prevents issues with clogged gutters that cause inefficiency and end up leading to water damage. It also reduces the need for you to clean your cutters!
Licensed and Insured
You want to make sure that your gutter installation company is insured and licensed before you hire them for the job. This way, both parties will be protected in case something goes wrong during the installation or after they leave your home.
It’s also important to think about how you will pay for your new gutters. Do you want to be billed monthly or in one lump sum? Some companies provide financing options, others do not. You can expect that most companies require an upfront payment of at least half the cost before they start working on the installation, but some may allow financing if you need it. At Crossover Roofing, we offer 100% financing for your convenience.
Need to Upgrade Your Gutters? Choose Crossover Roofing
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes time to have your new gutters installed. Make sure you hire a reputable company with experience and credentials, ask about the cost, if they offer financing options and whether repair or replacement is needed. If you’re looking for more information on our services or want us out to give you a free estimate, feel free to contact Crossover Roofing today!