4 questions to ask when arranging a gutter replacement

Construction & Contractors Blog

Gutter replacement is a task that is best left to professionals. Unless you have experience working at heights, and understand all that is involved in achieving the right angle of slope for the guttering, and correctly aligning each of the supporting spacing hangers. There are also other issues, such as properly sealing the seams and joints of the guttering that can be more effectively carried out by a professional with industry experience, than by a home-owner, however skilled they may be.

When looking for a contractor to replace your guttering there are a few questions that you need to ask to ensure that you avoid any unpleasant surprises later on.

Are you fully licensed and insured?

For your own protection you should never consider using a contractor who does not have the all the relevant paperwork in place before undertaking the work. If your contractor were to be injured or to cause to damage to another person or property while working on your premises you could be left facing a heavy financial burden if you need to cover the ensuing expenses.

How long will the guttering replacement take?

Most guttering replacement can be done in one, or at most two days but it is important to confirm a completion time with your contractor. It can also be helpful to ask about their arrangements for rescheduling in the event bad weather or other circumstances prevent them from finishing the job at the expected time.

Will your work affect my roof warranty?

If your gutter replacement work affects the roofline of your property in any way then you will need to check the terms of your roof warranty. If you have any problems with your roof in the future you don't want to discover your guttering work has voided your roof warranty leaving you seriously out of pocket with a leaky roof to fix.

What are the terms of payment?

Gutter replacement contractors often ask for part of the payment in advance to cover the purchase costs of the materials, but you should ensure that you only cover part of the costs of the job, otherwise there is no incentive for them to actually finish the work on time.

By asking these simple questions you can be sure of finding the right gutter replacement contractor and getting your work completed to the right standard by an experienced professional, like one from ACT Gutter Service, who will provide quality workmanship.


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