General FAQ’s About Gutters
Q: What makes The Gutterman different from other gutter companies?
A: We specialize in gutters and roofing only. We are locally owned and operated here in Nashville, TN and we are experts at what we do. While we strongly recommend gutter protection (especially SafeGuard), we are not just trying to sell a particular gutter product. We will come to your home, listen to your concerns, evaluate the current condition of your gutters and recommend the best product for your situation. If you can’t afford the “best” solution, we can help you with other gutter products that fit your budget, and we will explain the pros and cons of each. We are honest, trustworthy and will give you the facts and let you make your own decision.
Q: It’s cheaper if I just clean my own gutters, so why should I pay someone to clean them?
A: Of course you can clean you own gutters, but most people don’t want to, which is why gutter protection systems are so popular. Getting on a ladder or climbing on your roof can be very dangerous and even deadly. In a heavily wooded area like Middle Tennessee, gutters need to be cleaned at least three times a year. You want to make sure you hire someone who is licensed, insured and will bag and remove the waste from your property. If you do this, it will cost you around $450 a year. At that price, a gutter protection system would pay for itself in 3-5 years and you’d never have to worry about it again.
Q: How do animals and insects impact the condition of my gutters?
A: Animal waste is a big part of the nasty gunk that clogs your gutters. You should not touch this waste with your bare hands because it can contain a fungus carried by pigeons that is life threatening to humans. Birds love to nest in open gutters, causing added waste or clogs and even detaching the gutters from your house. Mosquitoes also breed in standing water inside poorly-drained gutters. Squirrels use your gutter as a food source. If they can easily get food from your open gutters, they will climb on your roof and find a way into your eaves or attic to nest, causing more damage to your home.