One of the wisest investments that you can make to protect your home is a quality gutter system. A quality gutter system reduces the risk of water and moisture damage occurring to your home. Without a properly functioning gutter system, your home could see damage like leaking, foundation damage, moisture around windows and doors, etc.
The function of all gutter systems is to direct water away from the home, however, it’s important to understand that not all gutter systems are created equal. While all gutter systems exist to drain storm water away from homes, there are some that simply aren’t going to stand up to the rain, snow, and storms that we see here in Colorado.
If you’re considering installing a new gutter system on your home, we want you to be prepared to ask questions and get answers from the companies you’re considering hiring. Below are some important questions you should ask before hiring a gutter installation company to install new gutters.
- Could I please see proof of insurance and licenses?
When comparing gutter companies in Colorado, one of the safest measures you can take to protect your home is to choose a company that possesses all required licenses and insurances. Doing so will ensure that the gutter company does quality work that will meet state guidelines.
What licenses and insurances should gutter companies possess? State licensure, liability insurance, and workers’ compensation insurances. If a gutter installation company refuses to show proof of these licenses and insurances then steer clear of hiring them. These types of licenses and insurances exist to protect you and workers’ in the event an accident occurs while they are installing your new gutter system. You definitely don’t want to be held responsible for any mishaps while the job is being completed.
- Does the company have a good reputation?
Just like you would never hire a babysitter with a horrible reputation to watch your children, you shouldn’t hire a gutter installation company that has horrible reviews. Because your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, you want to make sure to hire professionals that have good reputations and plenty of satisfied customers.
If you’re unsure if they have a good reputation or not, a good place to start is to do a google search for the company. You should be able to see their rating and read testimonials from former clients. You can also find ratings on their social media pages. A company that has a good reputation should be the only one you choose to avoid a gutter installation nightmare.
- Do you install seamless gutters?
Of course all of us at K-Guard are strong proponents for seamless gutters. Seamless gutters, especially K-Guard, will keep all debris out of the gutter system and keep storm and melt water moving freely throughout the gutter system. No debris and clogged gutters means you’ll never have to do the daunting task of cleaning out your gutters ever again!
If you install traditional gutters then you’ll have to deal with regular gutter maintenance which can become costly, especially living here in Colorado where we see heavy winds, rains, and snow that all pose a threat for things getting caught and clogged in traditional gutter systems. Of course, the type of gutter system you choose to install is your decision but consider seamless gutters for a maintenance free solution.
- What warranties do you offer?
This question should always be asked prior to hiring a gutter installation company. Paying for a new gutter system is an investment that should be taken seriously, and the company you hire should offer some sort of warranty to cover their work.
Here at K-Guard we offer a lifetime warranty! Our leaf free gutter system is sure to prevent clogs, but in the off chance you’re ever concerned debris has found its way into your gutter system, then we will clean your gutters for FREE, no questions asked.
Now that you know the questions you should ask before installing gutters, we hope you’ll feel more confident in the company you hire. We want to make sure you avoid a gutter installation nightmare and that your new gutter system lasts for many years to come.
Request a free estimate today to get started on your new gutter installation! Fall is just a matter of days away… now is the perfect time to install seamless gutters to avoid cleaning fallen leaves and other debris from your gutters. We’re excited to help you make the switch to K-Guard!