Going the DIY route is not a recommended option when it comes to roof and siding replacement or gutter installation. It may look straightforward but there’s more to these jobs than usually meets the eye. There are measurements, material options and additional waterproofing techniques to take into account. Too many things can go wrong.
Hiring a contractor does come with some challenges, as well, but it does give you peace of mind once you find the ideal one. One way to minimize mistakes here is by hiring a local contractor. Here are some of the reasons to keep things local.
They’re Easier to Reach
Some homeowners entertain thoughts of hiring national companies because those companies seem to have prestige in abundance. However, it can be hard to get a hold of them. Most of the time, you’ll have to deal with a contact center, so each time you call, a different person would answer.
When you shortlist only local contractors, it’s typically easier to call them. You can even drive by their store or showroom if it’s only a short distance from your home. Local contractors also know the weather in your area very well, so they can give you a more precise schedule.
In case you need siding or gutter repairs or have similar projects in the future, you can rely on local contractors to be available.
They Have Connections in Your Area
Local contractors also like to work with other contractors within the area. For example, if you need someone to fix your plumbing and it’s not something they offer, they can immediately hook you up with another local professional.
You Can Count on Them During Emergencies
Have you heard of storm chasers? These are “contractors” and handymen who offer cheap services after a weather event. They don’t really care about your home; they’re only after your money. They’ll work with as many desperate homeowners as they can in the shortest possible time, then disappear. When you find out they’ve only applied temporary fixes or cheap materials, you’ll never find them again.
Local business owners care about their reputation and the well being of their community. When you hire a local contractor, you can also call them during emergencies. Even if they’re swamped, it’s a good idea to wait. They’ll surely make themselves available to you as soon as possible. If you find new issues after the work is done, it’s easy to call them to handle the situation.
Patriot Gutters LLC is a local contractor you can rely on for gutter guards and other home improvements. Call us now at (405) 701-0909 or contact us here. We can help you in Moore, OK, and in neighboring areas.