In Vancouver gutters are expected to handle a lot of rain. You know it’s important to purchase a good gutter system and have it installed properly. You might also realize that you don’t have the time or the inclination to DIY. But if you choose to hire someone, how do you decide which gutters contractor is the best? Finding a reliable gutters company is not difficult when you know what to look for.
Not all gutter companies are the same. Ask what type of services a gutters contractor provides. To make sure they do that kind of work, explain in detail what you want the gutters contractor to do for you. You might be interested in purchasing seamless aluminum gutters, but if a particular company doesn’t sell or install seamless gutters, you may want to look for another contractor.
It doesn’t hurt to do a little homework – check out the company’s website and its Better Business Bureau rating. If there are testimonials on the contractor’s website, call the businesses or people listed.
Ask the gutters contractor for references. When checking them, ask the person giving the reference questions like:
- Were you happy with the final results?
- Were the workers professional?
- Did they get the job done in the promised time frame?
- Were there any problems and if yes what were they?
If you get a recommendation from a friend, coworker or family member, still ask the contractor for references – it’s like asking for a second opinion.
Get an Estimate
Any gutters contractor you are interested in hiring should be willing to come to your home and give you a free estimate. Make sure that you get it in writing and it is signed. Should you hire this company, the written estimate will be the basis of the contract agreement you will both sign.
Are They Insured?
Hire an insured gutters contractor. MHC Gutters is more than happy to provide you with copies of its liability insurance certification.