Installing gutters on your house seems like a simple process. It isn’t rocket science. You buy them and put them up, how hard could it be?
Well, it isn’t quite that simple. Your home’s gutters perform the crucial task of diverting water away from its foundation, not something to take lightly. Many do-it-yourselfers figure this out the hard way, ending up with more than they can handle and facing costly repair work later. So before you run out to the home improvement store, here are some things to consider.
It doesn’t matter how old or healthy you are, navigating the eaves of a house is a hazardous process. Make sure that the ground surrounding your home is even and level enough to steady a tall ladder. You will need to be comfortable climbing up and down it and working from the top rungs. Even if the ground is level and solid, slipping and falling from the top is a real possibility if your weight is shifted or you overextend yourself. These are not always clumsy or stupid mistakes, even the most experienced and careful handymen can get injured. With your health on the line, many people choose not to risk it and call a professional.
Most people choose to install gutters because they think that it will save them some money. Before you make that conclusion, be sure to get some estimates from some professional installers and compare that with the cost of the materials that you will need. You might be surprised by the numbers. We are happy to offer our service at competitive rates, you can contact us here to find out more. Our services also come with a warranty.
Another thing to consider when you are planning to put up gutters is the fact that you won’t be able to do it alone. Installing gutters is at least a two-person job, but you will want to have more people on hand. You’ll have to convince some friends who know how to install gutters to give up their weekend (some pizza and beer might help.)
There are many disadvantages to installing gutters yourself. Why not just let us take care of it, we know how to install gutters without the stress.