Well that depends on who you ask. A seamless gutter installer would say the best time is late spring when weather is not too hot but not too cold. In addition, installers make more money in the spring time. Prices are higher and jobs are flowing heavily. They would also argue that the worst time of year for gutter installation would be winter, predominantly because it is more difficult, more time consuming, and less money. But what about the homeowner? What is the best time for them?
Naturally, any business is going to say the season in which the ad is being produced. In this case, that season is winter. Regardless of business tactics their are four irrefutable advantages of having your seamless gutters installed in the winter.
1. You protect your foundation from periodic roof freeze and thaw throughout the winter.
As a born and bred Michigander snow thaw is 100% unreliable. Their is a saying that "If you don't like the weather in Michigan, wait 5 minutes". You may have a blizzard one day and 60° the next. I currently live a quick sprint south of the Michigan border in Simonton Lake, IN and I've found one thing to be true. Unpredictable weather doesn't respect state borders. In this scenario it is better to have it done before rather than during winter. The reason being are common issues that are also discussed in point number 2.
2. Offensive maintenance against spring thaw and rainfall.
Spring is by far the busiest year for seamless gutter installers. Everybody hates the cold drip, sometimes stream, of early spring rain and thaw every time they walk into their house. This is also a time of year that leaves your foundation most susceptible. Protect your home in an offensive state rather than defensive. Protect your pocketbook from 1000s of dollars in repairs. Those of you with basements can expect walls rotting as well as floors if you don't take care of the water before it becomes an issue.
3. Last but not least SAVE MONEY.
Not only will you save money in repair costs, You will also save money because winter seamless gutter installation rates are often cheaper then Spring, Summer, and Fall. This is because business slows down and prices reflect supply and demand. Prices are often high during the 3 other seasons due to high demand. If prices stayed at the winter rates, companies would be booked out months, consistently. Prices are raised during those times to avoid long waits.
4. Avoid long waits.
Though prices are higher during the summer to avoid long waits you could still find yourself waiting 3-6 weeks. So when you discover your problem in springtime the reputable seamless gutter companies are already booked out and will find it difficult to take care of your emergency water issues at the time you need it done. If you were to install during the winter months you will avoid long waits and can expect your project to be taken care of in 1-3 weeks on average.
The most important thing about your seamless gutter installation is hiring an honest and reputable company. The worst thing you can do is shop by price and project completion time alone. Improper installation can cause even more costly damage then having no gutters at all. Call us today and we would love to give you a free estimate.