Gutter installation: DIY or hire a pro?
If you are a long-time homeowner, you’ve probably tackled a DIY project or two and enjoyed it. After all, it’s satisfying to do work yourself, with your own two hands. But if you are considering gutter installation, you might be wondering: DIY or hire a pro?
It isn’t a cut-and-dried answer, but when considering whether to handle your own gutter installation project or hire a professional to tackle the job, there are a few things to consider. Read on:
Do you have the tools?
Gutter installation is a big job. And unlike DIY projects like painting or swapping out a light fixture, it requires the proper tools. Before tackling this project on your own, consider the size and style of your home. Is it larger? Two stories? Do you have a stable ladder that can safely handle the project? Do you have other tools that will help you properly install the gutters?
Do you have the skills?
Gutter installation might seem simple. Just hang the new ones where the old ones were before, right? Maybe, but it’s also something you don’t want to guess at. Gutters make sure water – which can cause major damage and headaches if it’s not properly routed away from your home – doesn’t do damage during rain storms and snow melts.
If you don’t properly position the gutters, you could put your home at risk for landscaping damage, foundation damage and more.
Do you have the time?
Gutter installation doesn’t just take a quick hour in between your kid’s soccer game. It’s a big job. And it’s not something you want to rush though, for safety reasons.
Also, it’s likely a two-person job, so if you don’t have a capable assistant, its best to leave it to the professionals.
Hiring a professional, experienced gutter installation contractor will save you time and headaches. Call us today; we’d love to meet you.