When the time comes you need to repair or replace your old and inefficient gutter system, it’s important to choose a reliable and experienced contractor who can provide top-notch workmanship. Unfortunately, not all of them can provide the services you come to expect, which means you have to keep an eye out for certain red flags. Expert Contracting explains four of them below.
1. A Lack of License and Insurance
An unlicensed contractor has no legal protection if anything goes wrong during or after the job is done. If they’re also uninsured, you could be held responsible for any injury or damage they may cause. Before hiring a contractor, ask to see their license and insurance information, and verify that they are up to date. For insurance, check if they have worker’s compensation and liability insurance.
2. A Lack of References
Ask your prospective contractor for past clients who were satisfied with the outcome of their projects. If possible, ask for references from the last five gutter-related projects they’ve handled. If they can’t provide any, or are unwilling to do so, it could be a sign that they have something to hide.
3. Pressure to Sign a Contract Immediately
Scammers typically push you to make quick decisions, employing high-pressure sales tactics so they can get the job started immediately. Steer clear of them as much as possible. A reputable local gutter expert will give time to think about certain options to help you make an informed decision.
4. Unclear or Non-Existent Warranty
A competent gutter professional should offer a warranty along with their services. After installation, gutter companies must inspect their work and ensure there are no discrepancies or mistakes. They must be certified by manufacturers so they can provide customers with material warranties.
If your gutter system is leaking, clogged or otherwise not in good condition, Expert Contracting can get it working right again. Many homeowners in the local area trust us to handle their gutter installation and repair needs. Call us at (716) 572-7303, or fill out this contact form to get a free estimate.