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HOW TO USE a GUTTER REPLACEMENT COST ESTIMATOR

Apr 6

HOW TO USE a GUTTER REPLACEMENT COST ESTIMATOR

By Fort Wayne Roofers

 

Communication is key to any relationship. We have the ability to simplify the process with tools like a gutter replacement price estimator. This is true even when you hire a gutter contractor to replace your gutters.

What is the most effective way to get the best result from a Gutter Replacement cost Estimator?

Customers frequently call us asking if they can be at home to get an estimate. They feel that gutter installation shouldn't be a difficult task and shouldn't need to travel to us for an estimate. This belief is simply not true and in the long-term unwise. Miscommunication at the beginning of the process can be disastrous. It can lead you to disappointment, unexpected expenses, and wasted time.

 

Use these tips for effective communication about your gutter estimate

  • Meet the Solutionist in person
  • Get clear instructions on the way you want it done
  • Cover all expected costs
  • Ask for a listing of materials
  • Make sure you comply with any warranty information.
  • Find out more about insurance coverage

First of all, it is important to take the time and meet with any gutter Solutionists you are thinking about working with. It is important to ask them questions such as:

  • What is their average tenure in business?
  • What can you expect to find in their products?
  • What does the warranty cover?
  • How can they deal with warranty issues
  • Did they win any awards?

What you need to know about a Gutter Replacement

  • How will gutters affect the appearance of your house? Are you happy for them to blend with your house, or are you more concerned about how they will look against it?
  • Do half-round gutters look good in your home?
  • How much do copper gutters run?
  • How long are my gutters expected to last?
  • Do I need 5" gutters to go with 6" gutters
  • Do I require a gutter guard

Estimate Process

Our experience is that customers who do not come to our estimate meeting are more likely to be unhappy with the final result. They didn't receive clear information about their gutter system or how it would look. Many homeowners don't want to come home for installation until we have met with them and given them a complete description of how their new gutters will look. They are confident that the gutters can be installed exactly how they want them to and that they will work properly.

A key part of any estimate is costing

Next, make sure that the cost for gutter installation is clearly stated in a written proposal. Before you can proceed, a signed and written proposal is required. This protects you against sticker shock. Even if you provide a written proposal, there may be unexpected costs. A gutter replacement cost estimator is used by us to aid you in this process.

The Warranty

The warranty may seem small, but it is crucial. A warranty will cost you more, but it's better than having no recourse if anything goes wrong. If a contractor charges you a very low price for their services, they won't be willing to fix your problem for free. If you plan to spend money on home improvement projects, you want to have peace of mind knowing that if there is a problem, the company has the resources and dedication to the job to fix it. Nobody wants to feel neglected once the contractor has been paid. Here are some questions for your gutter contractor.

  • Is the product covered by a warranty?
  • What is the company’s procedure for handling warranty claims
  • Do you think they would respond if you had an issue?

Documentation proving insurance

Always ask for proof of insurance. In the event of an accident involving someone who is working on your property, you need to ensure that they have insurance. If something does go wrong, you don’t want to be financially accountable. Every customer receives proof of insurance with every estimate. Contractors that do not have proper insurance coverage can be a way to save costs and provide lower rates to their customers. Is it really less expensive to have your contractor properly insured if you are injured or your property gets damaged?

 

Fort Wayne Roofers

Fort Wayne, IN

(260) 233 7260