How to Find the Best Gutter Contractor in Fort Myers
Replacing your gutters, renovating your fascia and soffit, or doing some much-needed repairs on your Fort Myers home? Gulf Coast Exteriors and Gutters has worked in the finest houses in Fort Myers and some of the finest communities in Lee County. But we also think talking to our competitors is important. In the decision making process of who to choose to install new gutters on your Fort Myers home, we know you will want to compare bids with other contractors.
To find seamless gutter companies, builders, remodelers, and related providers in your area that are members of the National Association of Home Builders, visit nahb.org. To find detailed information about a builder, service provider, or remodeler in your area, contact your local home builders association.
Finding a good contractor is important — a home improvement project gone wrong can cost you. A good ad isn’t proof a contractor does quality work. use the tips below to find out for yourself if your rain gutter contractor is the best in Fort Myers!
How Can Gutter Contractors Be Different?
In any industry you are going to have various pricing differences based on quality and experience. Also beware of contractors who will under bid the project and slowly raise the bid during the construction process.
Before You Hire a Fort Myers Gutter Company
1. Get Estimates
Once you’ve narrowed your options, get written estimates from several firms. Don’t automatically choose the lowest bidder. Ask for an explanation to see if there’s a reason for the difference in price.
2. Ask Questions
How many projects like mine have you completed in the last year?
Ask for a list so you can see how familiar the contractor is with your type of project.
3. Will my project require a permit?
In Fort Myers we require permits for building projects, even for simple jobs like gutters. A competent contractor will get all the necessary permits before starting work on your project. You may want to choose a contractor familiar with the permitting process in Lee County.
4. Get a list of references
A contractor should be able to give you names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three clients with rain gutter projects like yours. Ask each client how long ago the project was and whether it was completed on time. Was the client satisfied? Were there any unexpected costs? Did workers show up on time and clean up after finishing the job? You also could tell the contractor that you’d like to visit jobs in progress.
5. What types of insurance do you carry?
Fort Myers contractors should have:
1. Personal liability
2. Worker’s compensation
3. Property damage coverage
4. Ask for copies of insurance certificates, and make sure they’re current, or you could be held liable for any injuries and damages that occur during the project.
6. Will you be using subcontractors on this project?
If so, make sure the subcontractors have current insurance coverage and licenses, too, if required.
To find builders, remodelers, and related providers in your area that are members of the National Association of Home Builders, visit nahb.org. To find detailed information about a builder, service provider, or remodeler in your area, contact your local home builders association.
7. Get a Written Contract
Contract requirements vary by state. Even if your state doesn’t require a written agreement, ask for one. It should be clear and concise and include the who, what, where, when, and cost of your project.
After You Hire a Fort Myers Gutter Company
Keep records and all paperwork related to your project in one place. This includes:
1. Copies of the contract
2. Any correspondence with your home improvement professionals
3. A record of all payments. You may need receipts for tax purposes.
4. Keep a log or journal of all phone calls, conversations, and activities.
You also might want to take photographs as the job progresses. These records are especially important if you have problems with your remodeling project — during or after construction. Remember to have fun and enjoy the home remodeling process. If we can be of any service please do not hesitate to contact us today! We service clients throughout Lee County, Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
About Gulf Coast Exteriors
GCE Gutters is a residential and commercial gutter service committed to providing professional quality service at a competitively low prices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral Florida. Let GCE Gutters show you how we are becoming the area’s finest gutter cleaning, repair and installation company in Lee County.