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To make sure your gutters are installed or cleaned properly, you should vet a contractor before hiring them. Aside from checking their qualifications, it’d be a good idea to see if their office is located within your area. Hiring a local gutter contractor has its advantages. 

These advantages include: 

Faster and Easier Vetting 

One way of vetting a contractor is to ask for references. However, checking references and getting a feel for the contractor’s reputation can be tricky if your roofer isn’t based in the same area as you. If the references leave near your area, at least you’ll be able to ask them a few questions about a prospective contractor. Plus, you’ll also get to examine a roofing contractor’s workmanship up close. 

Familiarity With the Local Climate and Buiding Codes 

Another reason why you should hire a local gutter contractor is that they’re more familiar with your area’s climate and the local building codes. Since local gutter contractors have a good idea of the amount of rainfall your area receives, they’ll be able to accurately gauge how much capacity your gutters need to properly divert rainwater to the drains. Not to mention their familiarity with local building codes will make sure your roof and gutters are up to code. 

Contractors usually recommend homeowners living near forested areas or in areas that frequently experience heavy rainfall to install gutter shield products. A gutter shield or guard allows rainwater to flow to the drains unimpeded while keeping leaves, twigs, and other kinds of organic debris out, reducing your gutter’s maintenance needs. 

Keep in mind that gutter guards can only reduce, not eliminate, your gutter system’s maintenance needs. That is except for Gutter Helmet®, the only guards on the market with a Never Clean Clean Your Gutters Again® guarantee.   

Want to learn more about Gutter Helmet’s patented gutter protection system? Gutter Helmet Systems of Alabama offers premium gutter shield options, gutter installation services and professional home improvement services. To get a free quote, call us at (866) 598-7525 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Chelsea, Alabama, as well as the surrounding communities.