It’s important to vet a prospective gutter installer before hiring one. Gutters help protect your roof from moisture damage by diverting rainwater to the drains. If they’re not installed correctly, your roof becomes more vulnerable to moisture damage, which can easily affect other parts of your home.
What are the things you should look for in a gutter installer?
The number of years a contractor has been in business should give you a good idea of the person’s level of expertise.
Hiring local contractors has its advantages. For starters, you can quickly narrow down your options by limiting your search to contractors near your home. Local contractors are also familiar with the local climate and building codes, so they can make better recommendations. For instance, contractors would usually recommend homeowners living in rainy areas to install seamless gutters, which are more durable and less leak-prone than conventional gutters. They’re also easier to clean since, as the name suggests, they don’t have seams or areas where leaves and other debris can get stuck. And, if you’re looking for excellent service, local contractors are known for their personalized service. After all, they have a reputation to maintain within their local community.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) Ratings
The BBB is an independent non-profit that assigns ratings (ranging from A+ to F) to companies based on several factors. In general, these ratings indicate the level of customer service you can expect to receive from a company. To get an A+ rating, a contractor would need a total score of 97 out of 100, which requires a near-perfect score in all the 13 categories used to calculate ratings.
Looking for gutter contractors near you?
Hershey Exteriors, Inc, a company with an A+ rating with the BBB, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including gutter installation and solar panel installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (302) 569-9039, or fill out this form.