Hire a Pro Advice: Install or Replace Gutters

Get help finding a contractor to install or replace gutters and downspouts.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

You'll find contractors who specialize in installing vinyl gutters in the Yellow Pages listed under the heading "Gutters & Downspouts". Online use a search engine like Bing, Yahoo or Google and type "gutters in (your city)" in the search engine. You'll find local contractors and online contractor referral services, too. Also a general carpenter has the skills, tools and know-how to replace old gutters with new vinyl gutters and downspouts. An so does a carpenter who has experience in the construction field installing siding, which often included gutter and downspout work.

Since these vinyl components were designed to snap together for easy installation you might also hire a handyman or jack-of-all trades. Both carpenters and handymen usually advertise in local newspapers. Look for a bulletin board in hardware stores and home centers where you may find postings of their business cards.