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Making sure that your gutter replacement quote has everything in the right order can help keep delays and potential problems to a minimum. In today’s post, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore, your local provider of the best gutter guards Gutter Helmet®, discusses the things you should expect from a professional gutter replacement quote.

Gutter Type

Your gutter replacement quote should indicate the type of gutters that will be installed, and should indicate the following:

  • Material — Gutters can be made from galvanized steel, copper, aluminum or stainless steel.
  • Segmented or seamless — Standard gutter installations, typically made of galvanized steel, are built from ten-foot lengths of gutter troughs. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, are shaped on-site from rolls of material, usually aluminum.
  • Profile — There are two types of gutter profiles: K-style or half-round. K-style gutters have an angular profile and look like crown molding while half-round gutters are U-shaped. The latter is typically built from cast or molded pieces, which means seamless gutters may not be an option.

Cost Breakdown

A gutter replacement quote should have a detailed list of materials, labor, and their associated cost. In addition to the material as described above, the list or bill of materials should clearly indicate the length of gutter troughs needed and the cost per foot. It should also have a list of fasteners, hangers, and joints. 

The labor costs in your gutter quote should include tear-off and disposal in addition to the installation costs. If you are planning on having your old gutters picked up by a local recycling facility, ask your gutter contractor if they can take this off the quote. However, make sure that your recycler will pick up the discarded material.

Timeline

The quote should include an installation timeline, that is, an estimate of how long gutter replacement is going to take. Barring extreme circumstances, a professional gutter replacement should be able to finish the project within the estimated timeline, and should have a procedure for handling delays. Working with a contractor that charges by the hour or has a “we’ll finish when we finish” policy is like giving them a blank check; a professional contractor should be able to commit to the timeline as stated in their quote.

Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore is your leading provider of the best gutter guards on the market, Gutter Helmet®. Give us a call at (866) 333-8150. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Salisbury, Maryland, and the surrounding communities.

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