We obviously hope that you go with us for all your seamless gutter needs. However, whoever you go with, we don’t want you to get stuck with a raw deal. So, here are some tips on what to look for when shopping for a gutter hanging contractor in our great state of Minnesota.
Hire licensed contractors
Have peace of mind that your contractor is legitimate. If there is an issue with a licensed contractor you can take it up with Minnesota’s Department of Labor and Industry. If you risk a non-licensed contractor and have a problem, you’re on your own.
Hiring the cheapest contractor two, three, even four times in twenty years is always going to cost you more than getting the job done right the first time. Anyone can hang gutters that look ok from the ground. Make sure you find someone who’s gutters will last. We carefully pitch the gutters to the downspouts so they don’t have standing water. Everyone’s gutters may last five years. It’s after that when our quality really begins to show.
Warranty small print
Many contractors offer a “Lifetime Warranty” on their gutters. Be careful! Some of these warranties are fine, but some of them are very short. Make sure you understand how the contract defines the word “lifetime.” Look for it in the small print. If you can’t find it, ask the contractor to point it out for you. At Nordick Seamless Gutters we offer a 20 year warranty, with no small print.
Keep it clean
Be sure when you hire someone they will be respectful of your property and clean up after themselves. There are way too many stories of flowers beds being trampled and scraps being left in the yard. We will treat your property as if it were our own. We’re careful, and we clean up after every job.
Don’t be pressured
Some Gutter companies try to pressure you to sign right now. They’ll tell you, you’ll get some great discount if you do. We do not recommend doing this. Once you’ve signed you are legally bound to pay, even if things go wrong or you no longer want the service. Plus, this also takes away your ability to shop around. We offer estimates with no pressure and no money or commitment on your end. Say you tell us you want us to gutter your house, but before we start you discover an unexpected expense, there’s an emergency, or you just decide now isn’t a good time. That’s ok. Just cancel the work, and we won’t charge you.
Ask about flashing
All jobs we do receive flashing. We don’t want water to get in and start rotting behind your gutters.
We only use highest quality highest quality Ruscoe Nitrile Rubber Sealant (not silicone), heavy duty brackets, heavy duty hex head screws, .032 aluminum (the thickest), and box miter for the corners. Sometimes using only these top quality materials cut into our profits compared to our competitors, but we think quality gutters done right are worth it.
Box Miter vs Strip Miter
Some might disagree with us on this one, but we recommend you ask for box miter for the corners of your gutters. In our near 20 years in the business, we’ve found they last longer and don’t leak as easily. We only use high quality box miter in our work. It costs us more but saves you down the road.