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Before building a house....READ THIS

Posted by Vincent Baer on

Don't Build a House Until You Read This!
Many builders and architects are only aware of a few different brands of gutter systems available on the market today. Most of these products are unreliable, and usually are not very appealing to the eye. But do they function properly? The odds are they will function for the minimal amount of time possible. 
When building a house, a contractor or builder gives out a quote for what it would cost to do their particular trade or specialty. Usually, a roofer will get the contract if they also throw in the gutters at a minimalistic price. What this means is the roofer will do the work themselves, or they will subcontract it out to a gutter company. The roofing company is looking to make as much money as possible off of their initial quote, so the gutters are usually the section of the home that has the smallest budget. This means that the lowest bidder is going to quote for using the cheapest quality gutter materials, and usually use the smallest size available. 
What does this mean for the homeowner? The homeowner will ultimately pay the price of having to redo their gutter and downspout system in a much shorter time period. This seems to happen more often on larger homes, in the nicer neighborhoods. This to me seems to be unfair, and just downright cruel. Even with all the permits, and codes to build a home, there are no regulations when it comes to size or quality of materials when installing gutters and downspouts. This is great for contractors, builders, and even architects, but it is robbery from the new homeowner. 
So when you are in the market to build a home, make sure you do your research! Don't be afraid to ask questions! Remember it is ultimately your money, and asking the right questions can save you a lot of time as well as, a lot of cash! Make sure you are making the right investment. Don't waste your time with contractors who are wanting to do the minimal amount of work for the most amount of money. If they are a reliable contractor with integrity, they will be honest and up front with any question you may ask them. Do keep in mind, contractors usually have many customers, and are usually really busy (especially the good ones), so be patient with your decisions. Look into the type of gutter system you are wanting. Be sure that you know each and every detail going into your home. It may seem like a huge task to take on, but I promise you will save thousands of dollars long term. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. I will be happy to help steer you in the right direction, and if I don't know an answer, I will do my due diligence to find it out. Please like & share this posts with your family and friends. Your support is highly appreciated! For information about the products we carry visit or call 740-777-6045.

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