When considering a company for installation you should be
aware of how the gutters are being installed. An improperly
installed gutter system can cause as many problems as not
having gutters. You should also try to select a company that
can offer you many different options in colors, styles and
Are the gutters seamless?
Some situations may require having a seam:
Length of gutter (excess of 80-90 feet)
Terrain leading to jobsite or obstructions at jobsite
Gutter style: Ogee, Half-Round, Box
Gutter material: aluminum, copper, Paint-Grip
Do the installers cut and fabricate their own miters?
A pre-fabricated miter is not a sign of a professional
Will rivets or screws be use to fasten accessories?
Screws eventually will rust
What kind of hanger system will be used? Will I have a choice?
Will valley shields be used where needed?
If I am replacing my system, who will dispose of my old
How much grade or fall will be used for proper drainage?
What size gutter will I need for my application?
What size downpipe will I need for my application?
How many downpipes will I need for my application?
Will downpipes be placed in optimum locations?
Will I get a wide choice in colors?
How many years of experience do my installers have?
What kind of reputation do my installers have?
Will all debris be removed from the jobsite when the job is
Will my installers start other jobs before finishing mine?
Will my installers stand behind their work for at least one
Will I get a choice in other styles of guttering systems and
Will I get any leaf protection options for my system?
What about dissimilar metal corrosion?
Will my installers clean my gutters when needed? Who will
dispose of the debris?
Would I refer my installers to a friend?
Keep in mind that basic gutter systems require periodic
maintenance. You should schedule to have your gutters cleaned
and tightened (if needed) on a regular basis. Frequency of
maintenance will depend on your environment. However, you can
minimize gutter cleaning by installing solid covers or