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What to Expect on the Day of your Gutter Installation

New Residential House; Architectural Asphalt Shingle Roof, Vinyl Siding If you’re a homeowner, we will call you a day or two before to set up an installation date. Also, on the day of your installation, we will call to give you the timeframe of when the installation crew will be arriving at your home. You DO NOT need to be home for the installation. However, some homeowners prefer to be on site. If you are not on site and questions arise, we will contact you by phone. When the crew arrives at the job site they will park in the street. If street parking is not available they will park in the driveway. If you have any special parking concerns let us know and Alloy Gutter Company will be happy to accommodate your requests. The crew will set up and start running out your seamless gutters. During this time, they will be in contact with the office staff.  If you have any questions or concerns during the installation, please call the office or let one of the crew members know. Once the work is complete, the crew will clean up the job site and haul away your old gutters. If you are at home, they will knock on the door to let you know the job is complete. They will collect any money due at this time. Any COD’s can be paid by cash, check or credit card. For credit card payments you can call the office to give credit card information or we will be contacting you shortly. Your receipt will be mailed or emailed to you on the next business day. Alloy Gutter Company will do everything we can to assure that your gutter installation goes as smoothly as possible. Just ask if you have any other questions. We are confident that once your installation is complete you will refer your friends and family to Alloy!

Does My House Need Gutters?

Occasionally, I get a phone call asking if all houses need gutters.  If a house has never had gutters are they really necessary?  How come the builder didn’t include gutters when the house was built? These inquiries are usually from someone contemplating the purchase of a home that has no gutters. The answer to their question is, “Alloy Gutter Company recommends that all homes have a properly functioning gutter system.” Gutters are a necessity for several reasons:
  • They discharge water away from the home’s foundation walls. Without proper drainage, the home’s foundation will be exposed to all the water runoff from the roof. Nobody wants a wet basement.
  • On homes that have a wide roof overhang, many people feel that gutters are not necessary because the roof water runoff is away from the foundation. However, when it rains it creates a waterfall effect along the roofline. Nobody wants a waterfall on their porch when leaving or entering their house during rainy weather.
  • Without gutters your foundation plantings take a beating. The waterfall effect will erode the soil and create a muddy mess.
How come the house never had gutters? Most likely it was simply a way to cut costs. However, why risk a wet/musty basement, a waterfall on your porch and damaged landscaping? Give Alloy Gutter Company a call and we will provide you with a quote for new gutters. Often, for less money than you think.  As a bonus, once we install your new gutter system, all of your showers will now be taken inside the house!

What’s New in the Gutter Biz?

rain chain

Have you toured any model homes lately? If you look closely you may notice a couple of new exterior items as you approach the house. Some builders now include a rain chain near the front door because it’s more aesthetically appealing than a downspout. In addition, you may spot a rain barrel on the property. Many home owners are concerned about water conservation and they realize that it’s beneficial to water plants with rainwater instead of tap water.

Alloy Gutter Company often gets calls asking if we install both rain chains and rain barrels...YES we do! There are many different styles of rain chains and rain barrels available. For this reason, we ask that you provide the materials. As long as you have these items on site we will be happy to hook them up for you as part of your gutter installation. You can also have us add them to your existing gutter system.

Alloy Gutter Company can take care of any of your gutter needs including minor repairs, complete gutter installations and adding the extras like rain chains and rain barrels...make us your first call to install it all!