Before hiring a contractor to repair or replace your rain gutters, you would be wise to do your homework. It’s important to learn something about the contractors you are considering before you decide which one you will hire to do the work for you. Making a list of questions for the gutter contractors on your list will make it easier for you to make your decision.
Questions to Ask a Rain Gutter Contractor
1. How long have you been in business?
A contractor may have recently started working for himself, but you will want to hire a company who can shows it has experience working in the rain gutter industry. You’ll also want to determine if the contractor has experience with your type of rain gutter project (residential or commercial).
2. Will you provide a written estimate for the work?
If the contractor says “No,” then that is not the right person for you. The written estimate should include the cost of labor and the materials. It should specify the type of rain gutter the contractor install (aluminum, stainless steel, copper, zinc).
3. Do you carry general liability insurance?
The contractor should have general liability insurance. You can ask to see the certificate of insurance so you can confirm before work begins that it is valid. Depending on the size of the company, the contractor may also have to have workers’ compensation insurance as well. You can ask about this coverage, too.
4. Do you offer a warranty on your work?
Once the work is done, the contractor should be prepared to back up his company’s work with a warranty on the product and the labor. If the warranty is not on the work order, ask to get a copy of the warranty in writing.
Northwest Rain Gutters is a professional rain gutter replacement and repair contracting company in Lynnwood, Washington. Call (206) 557-6401 for prompt, professional service and to find answers for all your questions.
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