Choosing the right seamless gutter installer can make the difference between a successful home renovation project and a nightmare. So how do you choose?
Here are a few tips to help you select a qualified professional, and to help you keep your sanity in the process:
Get multiple project bids –
Don’t choose an installer based on price only. The lowest bid is not always the wisest choice. Desperation can lead to under-cutting prices, but quality may be sacrificed in the process. Anyone can give you a low dollar project bid just to make sure they are awarded the job, but where are they when it is time to begin installation? Ask questions about material and the installation process. A qualified professional will be able to answer all of your questions.
Check references –
Talk to a company’s past and current customers. They are your best resource. People in your neighborhood who have had similar projects completed on their home are excellent sources of information! If you know people in the building trade, ask them for referrals also. Your local Lowe’s store is also a great place to ask around about seamless gutter installers in your area.
Read on-line reviews –
Check Facebook, Yelp or Google for on-line reviews and read them carefully to make sure the installer is the right person for your job and will work well with you. However, on-line reviews are not a substitute for checking references.
Expect them to be too busy to start right away –
The best folks are the busy ones! A good rule of thumb for the seamless gutter industry, during the busy season (March-November), is that the company is working on a 1-2 week backlog of projects. As most installation jobs take less than one day, you can see how high in demand they are.
Check licenses and verify insurance coverage –
Very easy to do and the installer can provide you with a copy of each. Peace of mind is important when hiring a local professional to work on your home.
Payment should never be required “up front” –
Residential seamless gutters or soffit and fascia work is typically completed in a short amount of time. You don’t want your installer using your money to complete another person’s home improvement project! An established, qualified professional will never require payment “up front”.
So, are you ready to move forward on your seamless gutter or soffit and fascia installation? Check us out on Facebook or click here to see how we can help you with your home improvement project today!