Planning on Getting New Gutters?
Homeowners often overlook the importance of replacing their gutters. Many simply don’t know where to start in assessing the best type of gutters for their home.
That’s where our friends at ABC Seamless in Sydney have come to help. As gutter experts, they have been able to walk us through the common questions and answers.
So why change the gutters?
According to Errol Meyerowitz from ABC Seamless, gutters are important for your house’s drainage system. It keeps your house in check from unwarranted damage – external and internal.
But not replacing damaged and old gutters, it could result in more expensive repairs down the track.
What type of gutters should you pick?
Errol: “Look for aluminum gutters which have a “high back and low front” profile. A ‘High back-Low front’ seamless aluminum guttering will provide a longer lasting gutter. Less joins will also mean less potential leaks.”
He also added that installing aluminum guttering should last longer than 25 years while Colorbond or Zincalume gutters should last more than 12 years.
Further, you should ensure that your gutters are cleaned regularly. This will ensure they remain in good condition for the years to come.
Why hire a gutter specialist for the installation?
While installing gutters on your own could be a tempting idea, it is best to always hire a professional for the job. This will ensure the job is done correctly the first time around and you will also benefit from a warranty over the works.
What questions should I ask a gutter company?
Five top questions to ask include:
- Do you specialise in gutters? How long have you been in the industry?
- Can you provide insurances and a current licence (if relevant)?
- What guarantees and warranties do you provide?
- Can I have references and/or addresses in the area of your recent jobs?
- Will you return if I notice a leak or more problems?
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