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.
Home improvement projects can cost a significant amount so it’s understandable if you’re tempted to try and save on them as much as possible. There are many ways to accomplish this such as negotiating with your contractors, doing it yourself or researching which ones can be put on hold for now. However, out of all these methods, the one thing you should never do is avoid installing gutter protection systems on your home.
The number one enemy of many of your home’s fixtures is uncontrolled water. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common elements that your home gets exposed to all year round. High amounts of water and moisture are particularly detrimental to wooden structures as it softens the fibers and accelerates rotting. Composite materials like vinyl are more resistant to the bad effects of water, but they can fall victim to excessive staining caused by dust and dirt deposits that leaking water leaves behind. All these problems could leave you in dire need of a roof repair or, worse, a full replacement.