Gutters are essential for any commercial property. In most cases, they’re needed for a building to be up to code because stormwater runoff can be so damaging to the property as well as those surrounding it, that regulations need to be followed that dictate the size of the gutters and how far they direct the water away from the property and those around it. Often, commercial properties consist of flat roofs so drainage systems must be utilized that prevent water from accumulating on it and causing damage. Water is extremely heavy and without proper mitigation, it could cause roof collapse or if you’re lucky, leaks. These drainage systems are often used in conjunction with commercial gutters of adequate size to move large quantities of water.
Because of their importance to the commercial property, it’s important to find the right company to install or maintain them. As with any job of this kind, doing your research is key.
Ask Around. Ask neighbors and business associates what company they use for their gutter needs and if they’re happy with the service. This can give you a good place to start your search.
Check their Reviews. They may have some on their website and you may also find them on independent websites like Yelp or Angie’s List. If you find a lot of complaints, avoid that company. If you only find a few complaints, read the details of the complaints, and take note of any responses from the company. Often you’ll find the company went out of their way to rectify the problem and make things right which is a good quality for any company.
Check their Credentials. Check their licenses, certifications, and insurance information. You don’t want to find out the hard way that the person working on your roof is uninsured or licensed to do so.
Ask Questions. Get a clear picture of their experience installing and maintaining commercial gutters and ask for specific companies they’ve done work for. If you’re still unsure if it’s the right company, you could always go a step further and follow up with the companies they’ve done work for to see if they were satisfied with the job. Also, ask about warranties because commercial gutter installation is a major expense and you should pick a company that always stands by their work. Ask them what kind of gutters they would recommend for your building and if they follow local stormwater runoff regulations.
Choosing the right company to install or maintain your commercial gutters isn’t difficult but it does take a little time. If you’re in the St. Louis area, you can save time by calling GutterPros first. GutterPros is a fully-insured, licensed, full-service gutter company that specializes in commercial gutters, copper gutters, and leaf protection. Our experienced technicians can help you find just the right type of gutter that will provide long-lasting protection from the damaging effects of stormwater. Call GutterPros at (314)656-7195 and schedule an appointment today.