Preparing a meticulous budget is vital to keeping your gutter installation project. The first step to crafting a budget is to gather gutter replacement quotes. Some homeowners use the terms estimate and quote interchangeably, but there’s a key difference between the two: the latter is more detailed than the former. And once a quote is signed, it becomes a binding contract.
What are the things you should look for in a gutter replacement quote?
- The cost of gutter materials and the type of gutters installed – Gutters are sold by the linear foot. Their price depends on the material used. Vinyl is the most affordable option on the market while copper is one of the most expensive. However, you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs of your gutter replacement. Focus instead on how you can maximize the returns on your investment. For instance, vinyl gutters may be the most affordable option on the market, but they aren’t as durable as aluminum or copper gutters, which can last at least 50 years. Thanks to their exceptional durability and longevity, copper gutters are arguably worth the extra cost.
- Labor costs – There should be a detailed breakdown of the installation costs, which may be affected by the type of gutter being installed (Are you installing seamed or seamless gutters?), the gutter material (heavy gutters usually take longer to install) and the number of stories in your home.
- Start and end dates for the project – A gutter replacement quote should include a rough timeline. Keep in mind that, at this point, it’s just a projected timeline.
Why Install Gutter Guards?
Important note: routine gutter maintenance is a must if you want to keep your gutters and roofing system in good condition. However, if you just don’t have the time for chores like these (or wish it was more convenient), there’s the option of installing gutter guards.
One more thing: to protect your ROIs, make sure only a reputable contractor handles your gutter installation.
Patriot Gutters, a company with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including gutter repairs and gutter installation services. To request an estimate, call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Moore as well as the surrounding OK communities.