Your roof gutters are of vital importance to your home. They keep water from pooling on your roof, causing leaks and rot. They funnel rain away from your front lawn, so your garden can thrive and your porch can avoid water damage. So when you need replacement gutters or repairs to your roof gutters, you want to make sure you trust the right gutter contractor.
Not every gutter contractor will offer the same quality of service or the same price. There are several different things to consider when it comes to your gutter contractor. Here are the key things to look for in your search:
Once you have a list formed of gutter contractors in your area, go through their websites to get an idea of their experience. Don’t just look for the number of years, but the quality of experience. Decades of experience can help, but it’s not the only thing that matters. A company that’s been open for 5 years but has already racked up awards and recognitions may still be more trustworthy than some companies that have been open for 20 years. You can also ask for references from the company or ask to see pictures of finished work. If they have a showroom, go in and take a look at their work for yourself.
If you can’t see visuals of their past gutter installations, look at reviews from previous customers. Today, reviews are easier to find than ever. Just search the name of the contractor and “reviews” and a number of pages from different sources will appear. They might have reviews on their website, and even the Better Business Bureau (which can help you get a sense of the quality of the company’s experience) has a section for customer reviews. Gutter contractors rely on customer reviews and reputation to keep getting business, and customers will typically be honest about their experience, whether it’s positive or negative. However, you want to look at the reviews as a whole. If one review recounts a bad experience, but all the other reviews are glowing, there may have been external influences that impacted the negative customer experience of the one.
Notice that we don’t say to consider cost. Of course, cost is at the forefront of everyone’s mind when considering any home improvement project, but it’s often a mistake to choose the cheapest gutter contractor. You may end up with a cheap installation or repair. Instead, look for the best value. What do you get for the cost? What do the warranties look like? Does the company offer financing? How soon can they finish the work? You may be able to find some of this on their website, but for the rest, call them for a free estimate. When you have a few estimates, you can decide which company offers you the best value.
Why choose Homesealed Exteriors as your gutter contractor? Our family-owned company was formed by a husband and wife who themselves have grown up in the home improvement industry. We have an A+ rating from the BBB and our customer reviews speak for themselves. Contact us today for a free estimate.