Let the professionals handle gutter installation.
Of all the home improvement DIY projects you can tackle around the house, gutter installation shouldn’t be one of them. This is a task best left to the professionals who are skilled in this area of expertise. There are many reasons for this, including the proper tools, legal protection, and extensive experience. Let’s take a look at why rain gutter installation is a professional job.
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Gutter professionals have an arsenal of tools, materials and equipment designed to achieve every aspect of gutter installation, from cutting and sizing to measuring and attaching. In addition to tools, professionals have ladders tall enough to reach the second story of homes, plus they have safety equipment such as harnesses that can guard against falls. Speaking of falls…
Putting gutters on your home isn’t an easy task. It involves getting up onto a high ladder to perform detailed work. You may even have to get up on the roof as well, which poses an additional safety risk. According to EHS Today, falls from roofs made up one-third of fall-related construction fatalities between 1992 and 2009. Save your life and hire a professional. At the very least, you’ll get peace of mind knowing you won’t get injured, which can lead to high hospital bills – all over something you could’ve hired someone for.
Professional gutter installers do this day in, day out. They have in-depth knowledge of how to hang and pitch gutters, inspect surrounding fascia for any signs of wear and tear, seal gutters so they don’t leak, and ensure they’re attached to the home securely. As a DIY’er, you may be able to get some information off the Internet, but you won’t have a practiced hand and a troubleshooting mind if problems occur.
Sure, at first glance it may seem like you’re saving money by buying the materials yourself and handling the installation job. After all, you’re cutting out the labor costs, right? Well, not exactly. On the surface, you may be saving money. However, in the long run, you may face problems – either because you used cheap materials or you took shortcuts in the installation. Now you have to hire a professional anyway to fix your mistake, costing you over and above what you had planned to spend in the first place.
In addition, rain gutter installation pros have access to the best wholesale deals on the best quality materials, which could actually end up saving you money. You know the materials are high in quality, which translates to a long life expectancy, which means you won’t have to replace your gutters for many years to come.
When hiring a pro, you often get unbeatable warranties that can protect your investment. Buy the materials yourself and you could be missing out on this important piece of the home improvement puzzle.
Peace of mind for your safety, your worker’s safety and your property is important. When you hire a reputable professional, you can rest assured they are licensed, insured and bonded to protect you – and them – in the event an accident should occur on your property.
As you can see, it’s wise to hire a professional when it comes to rain gutter installation. LeafGuard® gutters must be installed by certified professionals only because of the unique, seamless design and the quality we strive to achieve. To learn how we can help with your gutter system, get in touch with LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today at 918-827-7900. or request a free quote online.