The first and crucial step to your gutter replacement project is getting a comprehensive quote. But there are many things that go into that estimate, and it pays to understand more about them. The trusted roofing repair and gutter installation company, Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. shares what essentials every homeowner should expect:
To ensure your new seamless gutters will fit perfectly along the roofline, your contractor will need to take accurate measurements. They’ll generally calculate the length in feet of each roof edge, where the new system will be installed. By adding together the lengths of gutter for each roof edge, they’ll be able to determine the total length of the gutter your home will need.
Full Cost Estimates
By obtaining cost estimates for materials from building suppliers, your gutter and roofing contractor will be able to come up with a more exact number for material expenses. They’ll base that on the total length of the gutters and downspouts, plus the costs of nails, hangers, straps, downspout elbows and other additional hardware installations. Note that the more premium the gutter material, the higher the possible costs. Here are some of the other essentials that should be included in the quote:
- Gutter type and style
- Cost of labor, including hourly rates and additional fees for old gutter removal and disposal
- Timeline of the project, with a reasonable start and end dates
- Gutter protection system (if you’ve decided on the optional addition)
Should a problem arise–or there’s a moment of sticker shock–during the project, you don’t want it to devolve into a you-said-they-said situation. That’s why it pays to make sure that the estimate is not only written down, but fully itemized. When a gutter replacement quote is written down, dealing with misunderstandings and issues regarding accountability becomes easier.
Aside from commercial roof replacement, Pawcatuck Roofing Co., Inc. can also handle your gutter replacement needs. We provide detailed and accurate estimates so you can get a clearer idea of what to expect in your project. And once we complete your gutter replacement, it will always be to satisfactory results. Call us today at (860) 940-2343 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We proudly serve the areas in and around New London, CT, plus other counties in Rhode Island.