Apart from gaining a sense of accomplishment, many homeowners go the DIY route to save costs. It can be a tempting option, but not when you’re tackling a complex project like installing a new set of gutters to replace an old, ineffective one. Expert Contracting, one of the top roofing companies in the local area, explains the top reasons why a DIY gutter installation is never worth the time, effort and money.
Technical Knowledge and Expertise
Gutter installation is more than just about attaching gutter sections to the roof’s fascia. It requires professional expertise to achieve optimal results. The pitch or slope of a whole gutter run, for instance, must be calculated to ensure proper drainage of water runoff toward the downspouts. Proper sizing is also important to minimize the likelihood of overflowing gutters, especially during periods of heavy rain. A single mistake in any part of the DIY installation is all it takes to expose your home to water damage, which is more extensive and costly to fix than when you let a team of experts do the job in the first place.
Like roof repair or replacement, gutter installation involves working at height, which can put any inexperienced homeowner in danger. The lack of safety precautions means a high chance of getting into an accident while climbing up a ladder or navigating the rooftop. Professional installers, meanwhile, have the training and experience to complete the job, equipping themselves with protective gears before they start doing work.
Time and Effort
A DIY gutter installation can be a time-consuming and frustrating endeavor to deal with. There have been instances where homeowners ended up calling in a professional after finding out they missed the mark on the proper sloping or used a wrong-sized gutter. When you hire a contractor from the get-go, you can rest assured that they’ll complete the project efficiently and in a timely manner. By leaving it to them, you can focus on the more important aspects of your life.
In addition to roof replacement, Expert Contracting also specializes in gutter installation. Our experts have plenty of experience installing all types of gutter systems for all types of properties. We work quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, to ensure your gutter system functions the way it should. Whether you need vinyl, copper or aluminum gutters, count on us to install the gutter system that’s right for your home. To get started, give us a call at (716) 572-7303, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in and around Hamburg, NY.