Residential Gutters

Gutters can be the bane of a property owner’s existence, climbing up on a ladder to dig out of all of the debris they’ve collected, keeping them from getting too backed up. With all of the maintenance gutters can require, it’s easy to see why so many people we’ve talked to have been left asking themselves, “Do I even really need these things?” In short, Yes. At ProCraft Exteriors, we’ve seen the havoc that poorly installed gutters can wreak and don’t wish that on any of our customers. So before you go ripping them off of your roof in a fit of frustration, let’s talk a little about gutter installation and how it can protect you against rain and snow - ultimately protecting your property from many other problems that a gutterless building can end up developing down the road.

There are a few different ways that gutters protect your property from the water damage caused by rain, snow, and ice. The first is by keeping water from coming through doorways, windows, and your building’s other openings. By channeling that water safely away from your property, gutters ensure that you’re not going to, one day, open the front door, only to discover that your residential or commercial property has recently been transformed into a functional aquarium. We have a firm belief at ProCraft Exteriors that fish belong in the lakes and streams, not in your living room. Call us old-fashioned.

The other way that gutters protect your property is by reducing soil erosion. All of the beautiful plants and flowers you’ve planted around your property, all of that hard work, could end up in jeopardy come the first heavy rain. Gutters help protect your cherished perennials from getting washed away, averting the flood to some place safer.

Even worse than losing your garden, excess water can also leave your property vulnerable to soil erosion. If left unchecked, soil erosion can lead to serious problems for your foundation. Just imagine sagging rooftops, cracked walls, and chimneys that lean like the Tower of Pisa. These are all things that you, as a property owner, will want to avoid. Especially when it can all be prevented with a quick call to ProCraft Exteriors.

After reaching out to ProCraft, we’ll send one of our highly-trained contractors to your property, assessing your home’s needs and making personalized recommendations on the gutters that will suit your property best. We’ll also provide a free estimate, because we understand that many homeowners will want to shop around. Of course, we know you’ll return to ProCraft Exteriors once you experience the way our team combines top-notch professionalism with personalized customer service. At ProCraft Exteriors, we want to feel that we’re talking to you as a person and not just as another customer. That’s the difference between working with a family-owned business and working with the other guy.

So now that you have your estimate and have chosen ProCraft Exteriors as your contractor, what comes next? Now you can decide on the gutters that you feel are best for your property. There are a variety of gutter solutions on the market, each of which offer different colors, styles, and benefits to you. Your ProCraft contractor will be well-versed in which gutter systems are best suited to your property and can help you narrow your options down to just one. Just as it can be difficult to pick which restaurant you’d like to eat at for dinner, it can be just as challenging to choose that one gutter system that is ideal for you. That’s why we’re here: to provide you with the information and guidance you might need to make the choices that are right for you.

In addition to gutters, properties that surrounded by trees will want to consider having leaf guards installed. It’s a small addition to your gutters that can save you an abundance of time. Remember that chore you hate, where you nearly fall off a ladder just because your gutters are clogged with dead leaves and baby trees? Leaf guards are there to help prevent this from happening and reduce your chances of taking a nasty fall. Talk to your ProCraft contractor about leaf guards and which models of gutters are designed to protect from natural debris on their own.

Once you’ve selected which gutters will be the best fit for your property, we’ll come out and install them. We strive to show the utmost respect for our customers and their property, making certain that we are cautious during installation, as to not cause damage or delay. This caution also extends into safety. Not only do we care about the well-being of our contractors but safety violations can also be problematic for property owners as well. We’re aware of this and do everything to make sure that our job sites are up to OSHA standards, for the sake of everyone involved.

Once we’ve installed your new gutters onto your home or commercial property, ProCraft Exteriors is known for our commitment to leaving our job sites as clean, if not cleaner, than how we found them. This includes committing to a number of eco-friendly practices, making sure that any of the waste is removed from your premises, recycled or disposed of responsibly.

So now that the project is done, you might be wondering how you’re going to afford it? If your gutters were torn down or irreparably damaged during a storm, you might want to consider filing a claim through your property owner’s insurance. Getting it covered through your insurance is one of the easiest ways of alleviating any financial burden you may be feeling. You pay for your property to be insured, so you might as well take advantage of it when you need it!

If you need help filing a claim, ProCraft Exteriors can be a great resource to you. We’re specialists in insurance restoration, having worked with insurance providers and independent adjustors on many projects. We understand their lingo and can assist you in navigating the process of filing a claim.

Once you’ve filed a claim, you might find that your insurance provider disagrees with ProCraft Exteriors on what should be covered. For instance, they might agree to cover the gutters for one side of your home but not the other. If this is case, and your adjustor has different thoughts as to what should be covered, we’d be happy to speak with them on how we reached our conclusions for the scope of your project. It can help for us to take a tour of your property with your adjustor and show them what we’re seeing and why we believe that our assessment is the correct one.

Maybe your insurance provider has agreed in paying for your new gutters but disagree on the price. This is also common and nothing to be concerned about. Sometimes insurance companies and independent adjusters use pricing sheets that they’ve downloaded, which give them estimated prices for materials and labor in your area. While these pricing sheets might provide a great average cost, they do not take into account the small differences and difficulties that can arise with each, unique property.

At ProCraft Exteriors, our assessment is customized to your needs, so we’ll be happy to explain to your insurance company why the cost is different and why they should approve it. Once it has been approved, then we can help you file what is known as a “supplement,” a separate form that will detail the costs that will be covered outside of the initial claim.

For those property owners who want to install new gutters but filing an insurance claim is not an option, you might be wondering what options might be available to you. Maybe you want to improve your home and enhance its value but are on the fence because you’re unsure of how the cost will fit into your budget. In these economic times, we understand. For remodels that exist outside of insurance coverage, ProCraft Exteriors offers a few different financing options that help property owners break their costs down into manageable payments. Our financing plans offer such benefits as no initial payment, 0% interest, and no repayment penalties.

At ProCraft Exteriors, we care about our customers and want to help make their experience a pleasant one. We feel that it is this emphasis on customer service that helps us to stand out amongst the competition. While it’s easy to smile and call it “customer service,” ProCraft tries to do more. We like to develop lasting partnerships with our customers, so they can view as more than just contractors but as external remodeling resources. Whether it’s help understanding the maintenance your new roof will require or responding to the damage of a severe storm, we hope that you will continue to turn to the experts at ProCraft Exteriors for many years after your initial project with us. Unlike some contractors who will finish your remodel and ride off into the sunset, ProCraft is here for the long haul, ready to assist whenever you might need us.

So whether your gutters were damaged by a fallen tree branch or you’re simply looking to upgrade to a more advanced gutter system, let the highly-trained professionals at ProCraft Exteriors know. We’ll happily schedule you for a free inspection and estimate, so you can experience for yourself just how easy gutter installation can be!

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