If you are fed up of water getting out of the rain Gutters in your compound and wish to rectify the problem, then you need to get hold of a good gutter contractor who will do the job for you professionally and with minimum hassle. Leaving such a problem unattended can result in weakening of the foundation of the house and that is something you must not allow to happen.
The question however, is how to choose the right gutter contractor?
Given below are some tips:
• Seek referrals of good gutter contractors who have already done similar jobs in your neighbourhood, relatives or friends. Going through such referrals is advantageous to both you as well as the contractor. For you, because you get the services of a known person with proven capabilities and for the contractor, because he gets new contracts without much effort of a pitch from his side and this will ensure that he does a good job in order to get more such references. You might also get the benefit of better rates.
• Look at the classifieds of magazines and the yellow pages.
• Check online for such services provided by people.
If you do not have a referral to fall back on, you must check out the company that you have spotted on the yellow pages or online by checking how they stand with authorities like the Better Business Bureau and whether the said company is a member of any of the professional bodies. You can also verify if the company specialises in a particular type of gutter installation or they can manage anything that is general as well.
Other factors that need checking is the license, insurance and the customer services offered by the company. There is no point in you having to keep calling the company for any problems that come up later on and have to wait endlessly for their response. Problems related to Gutters need quick action and unless the company can commit a quick response time, you should not engage their services. Similar is the case with insurance. Companies that do not have proper insurance cannot be trusted to give you good services should anything go wrong.
When you talk to the gutter contractor, you will get a feel of how they intend going about the job and that should be an indicator of their professionalism. You must also insist on a warranty for the job they do so that any problems some years down the line can be addressed quickly. The warranty should not only be on the material but also on the labor.
Take at least three quotes. You must also take the time to evaluate quotes before finalising as anything done in a hurry can cost you dear.