Your gutters are an essential part of your roof. Therefore, gutter repairs and replacement should only be entrusted to capable installers. Here are the qualities you should look for in a gutter installer.
Ask your prospective installers for a copy of their insurance certificates. Coverage may vary between insurance providers and contractors; however, there are two types of coverage that should be clearly indicated in the certificate. One is general liability insurance, which provides coverage for accidental property damage. The other is workers’ compensation, which provides coverage for worksite injuries.
Make it a point to do your research on a gutter installer’s reputation before you make your choice. Look up customer feedback on social media channels and reputable channels like the Better Business Bureau (BBB). A reputable contractor should have no problems providing at least three references. Take the time to call them and ask questions related to the contractor’s quality of work. Also, ask about whether the contractors adhered to the schedule, how they treated the clients’ property and how the contractor communicated with their clients.
Ideal gutter installers should be transparent throughout the process. During a consultation, they should be able to discuss installation costs and present a breakdown of all the costs that will be involved in the project, from the type of gutter hangers to labor costs.
A legitimate contractor will never ask for the full payment upfront. A standard payment schedule begins with a down payment when you sign the contract, then a few installments after events like material delivery and a final payment after project completion.
A good gutter contractor should offer quality products. Your home deserves gutters that will last you years down the line. Quality gutter systems also tend to have better warranties. Look for coverage that includes workmanship in addition to factory warranties.
Protect your gutters with Gutter Helmet®. Call Gutter Helmet of Piedmont at (844) 204-1015. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding communities.