References: One of the top things you should look for in potential gutter contractors is a list of references. A potential contractor should be able to give you a list of references, which you can check and follow-up on. If they can’t give you any specific references, they should be able to refer you to review websites like Angie’s List, Yelp, HomeAdvisor, and Better Business Bureau. Even if you think you have found a great gutter contractor, you should research them to find references and reviews.
License: An easy way to identify whether or not a gutter contractor is one of the best gutter contractors in your area is by obtaining proof of whether or not they have the proper license. Any renowned and knowledgeable contractor will be able to provide proof of license. It’s important to note that while every qualified contractor should have a license, some states don’t require contractors to have a license. Make sure to research the contractor laws in your area to be able to identify what you’re looking for.
Insurance: Another thing all qualified gutter contactors have is proof of insurance. The last thing you want to deal with is a long list of medical bills or a law suit because something happened while a contractor was fixing your gutters and they don’t have the proper insurance. Even if a contractor seems to be the best fit, if they don’t have insurance, you shouldn’t hire them.
Experience: While it’s not necessarily a deal breaker, a qualified gutter contractor should have a ton of experience. Think of it this way: the more experience they have, the better their services probably are. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that a contractor with ten years of experience is immediately better than a contractor with one year of experience. But, contractors with more experience tend to be more knowledgeable and have a larger and more public reputation than a contractor with little to no experience.
Prices: Unfortunately, not every gutter contractor offers decent prices and quality service. It’s important to establish a budget and adhere to it. So even if you find the best contractor, if you can’t afford them, don’t hire them.
Products Used: Different contractors use different products. Sometimes, contractors are partnered with manufacturers, so majority or all of their products come from one manufacturer. This is an important thing to know and consider. After all, if you’re set on using a specific product, you most likely want to look into hiring a gutter contractor that specializes in that product.
Professionalism: Overall, a gutter contractor should appear professional. They should meet with you in a timely manner and be respectful. If at any point during the consultation, you feel uneasy or feel like the contractor is unprofessional, you shouldn’t hire them.
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