Frequently Asked Questions

How long will you honor your estimates?

We guarantee our estimates for 30 days. Following that, we will do our best to honor those prices, but reserve the right to re-estimate due to any material cost increases over that time.

What happens if you have finished your work and I discover something about your work that I would still like fixed?

While it is rare that we don’t provide our services properly the first time, we proudly stand behind our work and our reputation, and will return to review your concerns. If the concern is within the scope of the original estimate, we will make the adjustments for free.

How long have you been in business?

The owners of Princeton Gutters have over 20 years’ combined experience serving homes and businesses in Mercer County and Somerset County, New Jersey.

How large is your company?

We think it is just the right size for most gutter service needs. It is family owned and operated by Gazi Polstaci and his son Matt. They both work themselves, while overseeing nearly 30 workers at various work sites. Every job is personal to Gazi and his son, and they take great pride in making sure that all work lives up to their exacting standards.

Do you offer warranties?

Our materials are backed by manufacturer warranties, and our work is guaranteed for 10 years, assuming proper care is maintained by the home or business owner.

What are seamless gutters, and what are their advantages?

Pre-fab gutters (like those found in home improvement stores for DIY gutter installations), come in 10-foot sections. To cover the width of roofs, these sections are screwed together, forming seams where the section connect. These seams catch leaves, debris, and ice, forming dams in your gutters. They also create backups during heavy water flow, and are highly prone to leaks – which can damage walls and create foundation problems including erosion and basement damage. Their stitched-together “scars” also reduce the attractiveness of a building’s exterior.

Seamless gutters are cut on-site from 500-foot material, which allow Princeton Gutters to match roof sections precisely from edge to edge, which eliminates all of the problems mentioned above.

How are seamless gutters connected to the building?

We use hidden no-rust hangers that are fastened with screws. These make your gutters much stronger than those hung using other methods. They allow your gutters to expand and contract during extreme heat or cold. They also eliminate the holes and exposed screw heads that inferior methods display on the outside buildings.

What is the quality of your aluminum seamless gutters?

We only install high-quality .032 gauge aluminum gutters, while many companies and virtually all DIYers use .027 gauge material. That might not seem like much, but it makes a significant difference in both appearance and durability.

What gutter and downspout sizes do you offer?

For homes, we generally use 5″ gutters and 2″x3″ downspouts. For larger roofs and steep pitch lines, we may go to 6″ gutters and 3″x4″ downspouts. For commercial buildings, we use 6″ gutters and 3″x4″ downspouts.

What styles of gutters and downspouts do you offer?

Princeton Gutters installs standard K-style and half-round gutters, with either rectangular or round downspouts.

If I want copper gutters, will that cost more than aluminum?

Yes. Copper material is more expensive than aluminum, and copper gutters require extra time to install properly.

Why shouldn’t I just opt for DIY gutter installation and cleaning?

While you may think you are saving money, you are actually putting your health and finances at risk, and will almost certainly harm the outside beauty of your home.

Let’s start with the ladder. First, you have buy one, which will cost you $200-$400 (and this is no area to try saving more money). Then you need to place this (hopefully) sturdy ladder against your building without damaging the roof, walls, windows, ladder, or straining your neck, shoulders, or back. Then you need to set the ladder at the proper angle and with solid footing for a two-story climb – two things you likely know absolutely nothing about.

For DIY gutter installation, you will need to climb two stories up, pull yourself up onto the roof, lean over the roof’s edge while attaching the gutters, and then swing yourself back onto the top rungs of the ladder and climb down. During DIY gutter cleaning you stay on the ladder – but you will be leaning to either side from two stories up, all the while tempted to grab just a little more debris with your outstretched fingertips before going down and moving the ladder. Already, DIY is a very, very bad idea for both safety and financial (including personal injury and lawsuits, should your idea of “DIY” include the help of friends or family).

You also need to consider the attractiveness of your building’s exterior when your DIY installation is completed. Your gutters will have seams (which will trap debris, heavy water, and ice…and will leak…and will show screw heads). The odds are that they won’t hang straight. And the lighter gauge materials won’t look as good (or last as long) as the materials we use.

We could go on and on, but we won’t. If you are dead-set (to use an ominous phrase) on a DIY installation or cleaning, we wish you well and the very best of luck. But we highly recommend you get an estimate from Princeton Gutters first. We are more affordable than you may have realized. And some things are just worth paying a little extra money on anyway – including your ability to spend as many healthy years with your family and friends as possible.