You recognize Gutter Helmet as the dependable source of home gutter protection that it is. You know that its patented design repels solid debris while allowing runoff water to flow unimpeded into your gutters. And you’re keenly aware that Gutter Helmet can help prevent costly home repairs caused by rotting fascia boards, flooded basements, or compromised foundations.
But you may not have much information on the contractor who will be installing your Gutter Helmet system. So here are seven questions you should ask:
- Do you have any references?
This is an excellent inquiry to pose to any contractor working on your home … but only if you actually check these references out. Because if you can’t find any satisfied customers, then a contractor doesn’t deserve your business. (For general testimonials about Gutter Helmet itself, click here.)
- Do you have the proper certification and insurance?
Only contractors who are certified by Gutter Helmet are permitted to install Gutter Helmet products. So if the installer can’t produce this certification, then go with someone else. Also, it’s vital that the contractor carry an adequate amount of insurance so that you are protected in case a worker gets injured on your property.
- Will the Gutter Helmet system be able to handle the amount of precipitation that falls in my area?
Gutter Helmet’s durable construction enables it to have the load-bearing capacity for even the heaviest snowfalls. And since Gutter Helmet can potentially handle 22 inches of rain per hour — which is two times more than the highest rate of precipitation ever recorded in the U.S. — you don’t have to worry about its rain-supporting capabilities.
- What factors affect the cost of my Gutter Helmet installation?
The length of your gutters; the condition of your gutters, fascia, and roof; the necessity for special equipment to complete the installation; and the number of corners and stories on your home will affect how much you pay for the installation of the Gutter Helmet system. Don’t go with any contractor who tells you otherwise.
- Will I need to tear down my existing gutters?
Gutter Helmet is designed to be mounted onto your existing gutters. Any contractor who insists on replacing your gutters before installing Gutter Helmet should not be trusted. That said, most Gutter Helmet installers have the capability to perform a gutter replacement if your home does in fact need new gutters.
- Will Gutter Helmet void my roof warranty?
There is no reason why installing Gutter Helmet will have any effect on your roof warranty. That’s because Gutter Helmet’s installation methods have been painstakingly vetted and approved by all major roofing manufacturers. And since Gutter Helmet is only installed by contractors who are thoroughly trained on the product, the integrity of your roof will be safe in the hands of a Gutter Helmet-certified installer.
- What’s the warranty on Gutter Helmet?
The Gutter Helmet gutter protection system is warrantied for life. Should any repairs or adjustments need to be made, your Gutter Helmet installer should take care of it. That’s why Gutter Helmet can make the claim that “you’ll never have to clean your gutters again!”
Written by Chris Martin