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Gutter Installation Quote – Beware Of These Red Five Flags

May 14, 2024

Five Shady Methods Used By Many Of
Utah’s Seamless Gutter Installers

And What You Should Expect From A
Trustworthy Gutter Contractor

Gutter installation for your Utah home is a significant investment. You want to ensure you choose the right gutter contractor. Unfortunately, not all gutter companies are created equal. Some will try to exploit unsuspecting homeowners with poorly thought-out quotes.

In Utah, where harsh weather conditions can wreak havoc on your gutters, it’s vital to be vigilant about their health. So, here are five red flags to watch out for when getting a gutter installation quote:

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1. The Disappearing Contractor

Red flag: Your contractor doesn’t show up for your appointment, is late without calling, or makes you chase them down for a quote.

It might seem like a minor inconvenience, but it’s actually a big red flag. If a contractor can’t be bothered to be on time for a quote, how can you trust them to be reliable and professional during the actual project?

2. The “Blink-And-You-Miss-It” Estimate

Red flag: The contractor throws together a quote in a matter of minutes without asking questions about your needs or discussing the pros and cons of different products and installation methods.

A good contractor will take the time to understand your situation and recommend the best options for your home. They’ll also happily answer your questions and explain their pricing in detail.

3. The “Mystery Math” Quote

Red flag: The quote seems suspiciously low, or the contractor is vague about how they arrived at their price. They might even write it down on a napkin or scrap of paper.

Be wary of contractors who are willing to cut corners to get the job. A low price could mean they’re using cheap materials or cutting corners on labor. You could end up paying more for repairs down the road.

4. The Underbid Then Overcharge Scam

Red flag: The contractor promises you the lowest price in town, but then they keep asking for more money once the project starts.

These bait-and-switch tactics are a common scam. Don’t be fooled by an ultra-cheap quote. A fair and reputable contractor will give you an accurate estimate upfront.

5. The Clueless Consultant

Red flag: The contractor can’t answer your questions about the products or installation methods they recommend. They might even seem hesitant to give you any information at all.

A good contractor should be able to explain the benefits of different options and answer any questions you have. If they need to be more knowledgeable about their own products and services, you should walk away.

Now that you know what to watch out for, how do you find a reputable gutter contractor in Utah? Here are a few tips:

Tips For Choosing The Right Seamless Gutter Contractor

Beyond red flags, you should take steps to find proof that their claims are true. You can find out a lot about a company with a little research.

  • Read online reviews.
  • Get multiple quotes from different contractors.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Get recommendations from friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Ask questions about the contractor’s experience, insurance, and warranty options.

Once you’ve done your due diligence, it’s time to decide on the right seamless gutter contractor for your Utah home.

Let’s Get Started

If you’re looking for a reputable and reliable gutter contractor in Utah, contact RGS Exteriors & Construction. We have an A+ rating by the BBB, and we’re proud to be voted a Top Exterior 200 and Qualified Remodeler 500 – every year since 2008!

We’ll also give you a free detailed quote that is upfront and easy to understand. If you’re in UT and you’re ready to invest in your siding, contact us to get started!