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What to Look for When Hiring a Gutter Professional

What to Look for When Hiring a Gutter Professional

Gutters are a crucial part of maintaining the well-being of your home. Although they are out of sight, out of mind, they may be one of the most important preventative, protective features of your house.

Well-maintained gutters help keep water away from your home. They eliminate the chances of destroyed landscaping, mold, excessive amounts of disease-carrying insects, a cracked or eroded foundation, paint/siding damage, and basement flooding. This is why cleaning gutters on a regular basis is important. Diverting water can not only keep your house in tip-top shape, but also helps with curb appeal and saving money.

Now that we have gone over why gutter maintenance is important, we should visit the HOW. How do you keep your gutters in great shape? Well, you can clean them yourself OR you can hire a professional. A benefit to hiring a professional would be their ability to pinpoint other issues that are not visible to the homeowner. We have compiled some tips of what to look for when hiring a gutter professional.

Insurance and Licenses

Every company that does work on your house should have a license in their profession and insurance to cover their employees and company. Licenses serve as proof that the contractor and its employees have proved their ability to properly do the job (aka they have the appropriate training).

Make sure the company can provide a copy of their insurance certificate and that all employees are covered under the insurance. When a company is ensured, you, as the homeowner, will be covered if anyone were to get hurt while working on your property. If something were to happen while workers were on a ladder or on your roof where they ended up injured, they cannot come after you for compensation/ liability.

Reputation

Research a company’s reputation. Read online reviews from past customers, ask companies for references, and ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other home professionals to ensure you are hiring a reliable professional who is good at their job!

Legitimate Training

If the company you are looking to use is licensed, they have proven that they have the proper training to get the job done and to do it correctly. It is more than acceptable to ask the employees and the company about their training experience and what types of gutters they work with. Various gutters can be difficult; therefore, it is crucial that the company is decently trained.

Equipment

Does the company show up with a rickety ladder? That may be a good sign of an unforeseen injury that could happen. The fitting tools and safety equipment are crucial! Also, ensure that your professionals do not show up with leaf blowers and power washers to clean your gutters. These are NOT proper tools, so be leery.

Guarantee / Warranty

A reputable company should stand behind their work. Check to see if they offer at least a 60 day guarantee with their cleaning services. Gutters will naturally fill with more debris, but shouldn’t do so within 60 days. Also see what type of warranty they offer for their products to ensure you don’t have performance issues down the line.

When it comes to hiring a local gutter professional, contact the experts from Gutter Professionals, Inc. today!

 

POSTED ON December 19, 2016 // 0 COMMENTS

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