So, you are tired of watching water leaking out of your rain gutters and have decided to get them replaced. That’s a great decision because leaking gutters can cause damage to both your roof the foundation of your home, but for many people the biggest question is how do you choose a gutter contractor? Here are some tips to help you make your best decision.
Before making calls to companies, talk to friends and family for possible recommendations. They may know of a great contractor or company that installs rain gutters. Another benefit is that you may get a price break because of it.
Check Out The Company
If you don’t have a personal reference and you are calling guttering contractors on your own, find out the answers to things such as:
- What is their standing with the Better Business Bureau?
- Are they a member of any professional organizations?
- Does the company specialize in a certain type of guttering installation or do they do installations of all different types?
- Is the contractor licensed and insured in case something goes wrong?
- Is the company stable and committed to providing excellent customer service?
When you talk with any guttering contractor and ask these types of questions, you will get a good feel for whether you want to go further with them or not. Gutter Types
Know what type of rain gutters you want to have installed. Do you want aluminum, steel or vinyl? Perhaps you are thinking of a seamless gutter? Depending on your choice, the price could range from $2.50 to over $20.00 a foot installed.
Some other things to keep in mind when choosing a company to install rain gutters include what type of warranty they provide. The typical warranty will be 15-25 years depending on the type of gutter. Also, the company should offer a warranty on labor as well.
Finally, get more than one estimate. Yes, it may take a little extra time, but get at least 2 estimates and preferably 3.
By using these tips you can assure yourself of locating and obtaining the best gutter contractor for your home.