On increasingly popular home improvement TV shows, the hosts will get you to believe that almost everything can be DIY-ed. However, while there are indeed a few projects that can be done without hiring a professional, there are those like gutter installation that should be left to gutters and roofing specialists.
Reason #1: It’s a Lot More Difficult Than It Looks.
Have you ever wondered why all the DIY media make every home improvement project look so doable? The professionals on TV shows make gutter installation look so easy precisely because they’re professionals. So, while it doesn’t seem all that difficult, know that it takes more than a can-do attitude to install an entire gutter system.
Reason #2: It’s Going to Cost You More.
While it’s true that you no don’t have to pay for labor costs when you go the DIY route, you also have to consider how much you’ll be spending for the materials. If it’s your first attempt at installing your own gutters, chances are you’ll be making a few measurement errors along the way. Moreover, you might have to pay for gutter and roof repair services when you make gutter installation mistakes. Ultimately, you’ll find that those multiple trips to the hardware store and the repairs cost more than if you just hired the pros.
Reason #3: There’s Serious Math Involved.
Gutter installation isn’t just about attaching a water-catcher on your roof. Professionals have to compute, measure and consider a multitude of things, such as downspouts, drainage areas, roof pitch, water capacity and how much each type of material will expand or contract depending on the changes in temperature before they can even begin the installation.
Spare yourself from the hassle of DIY. You can count on Brownstone Roofing for gutter installation done right the first time. We also specialize in storm damage repair and other roofing services. Call us today at (502) 443-9222, and get a free roof repair estimate. We serve Louisville, KY.