Don't Hire a Gutter Protection Company without Answering These 6 Questions

Don’t Hire a Gutter Protection Company without Answering These 6 Questions

Any homeowner who wants to protect their investment needs to find a gutter protection company for long-term upkeep and overall savings on rain gutter maintenance. Gutter protection can keep debris out and prevent ice dams in the wintertime, reducing the need for frequent cleaning service and keeping the warranty valid for its entire lifetime. Gutter protection can also work wonders for preventing your gutters from becoming a haven for disease-carrying rodents, mosquitoes and pests.

But with so many companies out there who claim to be the best company for gutter protection on Long Island, how can you know which one to go with? Don't sweat it! The experts at Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning of Long Island have compiled a short list of the questions you should ask any potential gutter protection company.

Ask Yourself These Questions about the Gutter Protection Company

Here’s the easiest set – you should be able to find the answers to these questions within a matter of moments from the comfort of your own home.

Do You Trust The Gutter Protection Company?

Are they a real business? A great way to find out is to search for them online and see for yourself. Do they have a website? Do they have a physical location, or do they operate out of some guy’s truck? In today's highly digital environment, virtually all reputable gutter protection companies will have a website, a physical business location and real contact information.

Do Other People Trust the Gutter Protection Company?

What are other people saying about the gutter protection company? Does the gutter protection company offer testimonials? You can save a lot of time by looking at online reviews of other consumers' experiences. If everyone is giving negative reviews about the company, perhaps you should continue your search.

Ask a Gutter Protection Company These Questions

Are They Licensed to Install Gutter Protection Devices?

Ask to see their contractor’s license. (Licensure may not be required in your area, but ask anyway. If there’s hesitation or any lack of confidence in their answer, that should be a red flag.)

Also, ask what insurance they carry for themselves. Are they protected in the event of an accident or injury? Remember, if workers are not properly insured, they may come after you, the homeowner. By asking for insurance and licensure, you'll take huge steps toward protecting you and your family. Protect yourself by only hiring a company who protects themselves and their workers.  Sometimes, it’s a simple exercise of checking the company’s licensure as most authorities will NOT issue a license without confirming proper insurance.

Can the Gutter Protection Company Offer Gutter Cleaning Services?

Although this may seem like a "common sense" question, you'd be surprised at the number of fly-by-night scam artists who only offer gutter protection installation. As a result, make sure they can safely and thoroughly clean your gutters BEFORE AND AFTER the protection is installed. If they can’t do that, why would you hire them to install the protection in the first place?

How Will Payment for the Gutter Protection Work?

Never hire a company who insists on full payment before starting work. A reasonable deposit is a normal course of action; but if you pay in full up front and the guy disappears, you’re completely out of luck (and out of a big chunk of cash!).

Avoid cash payments; if you must use cash, make sure to get a written receipt. If you know you’ll be paying cash before you hire them, ask what kind of receipts they provide. Handwriting on a torn off strip of note paper will not suffice, you need a legitimate receipt that contains the company and customer names, the date, the amount charged and the required license information.

Do They Offer Different Gutter Protection Options?

Not all houses are the same, so not all gutter protection services should be the same. If they only have one way of doing things, that’s not necessarily a deal breaker because their one way might be the right way for your specific gutters.

However, a company that offers multiple options at different price points is usually the best solution. This way you can choose which option best meets your needs and budget instead of a one-size-fits-all solution that usually doesn't.

Contact Ned Stevens of LI for a Gutter Protection Company You Can Trust

Since 1965, Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning of Long Island has helped homeowners keep their home safe. As the premier gutter cleaning, gutter installation, and gutter protection company in the Long Island area, we proudly offer two different types of gutter protection that work:

Economy Milled Aluminum Screen

Available in 3- and 4-foot sections, this money-saving product is easy to install and is not permanently affixed. It helps reduce the number of times you’ll need cleaning to once or twice per year.

Premium LeaFree Gutter Protection

This advanced protective covering uses science to trap water (taking advantage of water adhesion) while keeping leaves, sticks, and other things out entirely. It’s also aesthetically advantageous, as it blends in with the roofline (available in several different colors) and hides metal flashing.

Whether you choose our economy or premium option, we'll carefully explain all of your options as well as the pros and cons of each. We are the best company for all gutter services, and we’ll take extra care to ensure your gutters are functional and beautiful for years to come. All our services are licensed and properly insured.

Contact Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning of Long Island today and ask us about a free gutter cleaning (provided with full home gutter protection installation)!

Erika Cruz

Erika began her career at Ned Stevens in September 2009 after 4 years of managing investment portfolios for banks and credit unions. She graduated with her business degree in Management in May of 2016 while working Full-time at Ned Stevens. With 11 years of gutter expertise, as office manager she is in charge of the day to day operation and is fully dedicated to her staff and customers.