Gutters have an important job: to channel water away from your home. As part of the roofing system, the gutters protect the foundation of your home by preventing soil erosion and basement flooding. If defective or not properly installed, your gutters won’t provide the protection your home needs, leading to costly water damage.
The quality of the gutter materials and installation skills are equally important in achieving an effective gutter system. To help you get your money’s worth, Georgia’s leading roofing contractor ABM Services and Renovations Inc. recommends asking your contractor these essential questions.
1. Are the installers full-time employees or subcontractors?
Some companies hire subcontractors to do the job they sold you. This isn’t always bad, but you need to make sure your contractor has a thorough vetting process in place to ensure total quality control over any aspect of the job that’s outsourced to a subcontractor.
2. Are the workers insured?
Being insured means the company has liability insurance that covers their employees in case an accident happens during the project. This protects you as well.
3. How many days will it take to complete the job?
Your roofing contractor should give you a clear idea of how long the job will take. In most cases, a gutter replacement project should only take a day or two.
4. Can you repair underlying damage to the home?
The removal of existing gutters by the installers may expose wood damage that wasn’t noticed by the homeowner before. A reputable gutter company will have someone on staff who can repair any damage before the installation continues.
5. How is cleanup handled?
A reputable contractor will thoroughly cleanup after the project is complete. Ask your contractor about the cleanup process to make sure you’re dealing with a pro.
Need help with your gutters? ABM Services and Renovations Inc., a premier provider of residential and commercial roof installation services, is proud to deliver outstanding results to keep your home in tip-top condition.
Call us today at (770) 282-3700 or fill out this contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. Our service areas include Sandy Springs and Locust Grave, GA.