Gutter guard installation: What qualifications in an installer should I look for?

Who should do the job?

When it comes to gutter guard installation, you have two options on how to go about it.

If you feel confident with your knowledge of what the job entails, then you might choose to do the work yourself; or if you want to be sure you have someone who knows how to install a gutter guard, you can have a professional do the job for you.

What to look for in an installer?

Understandably, when installing gutter guard, finding a competent professional to do the job can be challenging. Fortunately, you can easily narrow down your options by looking for someone with two major ‘qualifications’.

The first thing you should look for is experience. It goes without saying that an installer with many years of experience under his belt isn’t much better position, compared to someone who is still trying to learn the ropes. Covering valleys or joins in roofs can be tricky for the less experienced, and if the job is to be done at all it needs to be done right. Ask your potential installer how long they have been doing the work and what sort of experience they’ve had.

The second thing to consider is the type of product the installer uses. Opt for someone who uses good quality and highly effective metal guards, as this guarantees you will get more value for your dollar.Quality gutter guards can withstand even the harshest elements, and are often guaranteed to last up to 20 or 25 years. A person using inferior products can’t help but give inferior results.

Ultimately, if you want to save both time and effort, opting for a professional installation is usually your best recourse. Additionally, this will also spare you from the risks this hard, tedious and dangerous work entails.

Now that you know what installer qualifications to look for, you might be interested to read about basic maintenance of gutter guards.