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What to Look for When you Need to Hire a Gutter Installer

New Residential House; Architectural Asphalt Shingle Roof, Vinyl Siding

When hiring a Gutter company there are many different things that you should look for and consider.  Before you decide to go with any company please ask yourself these questions.

How long have they been in business?  If a company is relatively new there may or may not be enough information to have you feel comfortable enough to hire them.

How is the company’s reputation?  Ask around.  Do your research online.  How does the company stack up against other companies? Ask neighbors and friends for their opinions.

Do you always talk to a real person when calling the company during business hours? Is there someone available during business hours to answer any questions you have?  Are they courteous and knowledgeable?

Are they insured? This may be the most important question to ask the company before you hire them.  You do not want to risk having an uninsured company working on your home and having something going wrong.  You do not want to risk an uninsured company coming onto your property and getting hurt and you having to cover the medical bills. Make sure their coverage includes both liability and workers compensation.  Get a copy of their insurance to put your mind at ease.

Are they licensed in the state that you live in? You will also want to make sure they are licensed in the state they are working in. Each states requirements for licensing is different, and frequently any protections the customer may have by hiring a licensed contractor is lost if the work is not being done in the state that issued the license.

Do they offer a warranty for their work? A good reputable company will offer some sort of warranty for their work.  Get a copy of the proposed contract and make sure it defines what the warranty will be and for how long.

You do not want to hire a company that will put you and your house at risk. So ask those questions. Make sure you do your research.