When installing new gutters, or your first gutters on your new home, it can be a tricky process. There are standards that should be followed, and warranties that can be easily voided if you attempt a DIY job.
Breaking It Down
Gutters work directs water away from your home to lessen the chances of a flooded basement and a leaky roof. You’ll want to place your downspouts in a concealed location so that the great amount of water won’t harm any plants or nearby structures.
Is DIY Safe?
If you are seeking to attempt a DIY job, gutter system installation is probably not the best way to start your DIY home improvement career. If something goes wrong during the installation process, the water could be forced into an unwanted spot of your home and cause major water damage, or you could end up having to buy all new gutters. The best way to install your gutters is with the help of a trained professional who knows the standards and all of the small tricks to keep your gutters working for the longest time possible.
Standards and Safety
Standards are only enforced when a contractor does the work. If you put up the gutters by yourself, and then call in an inspector, he can tell you the codes and standards that should be covered, but it is up to you to decide whether or not the work is worth it. Play it safe and call in a professional so you can avoid trouble down the road.
Paying for the work of a trained gutter professional is worth the investment in the long run. Unknown problems can arise if you attempt the job on your own, and you won’t be able to call a contractor back if something does go wrong. A warranty will usually stay in place for long enough for any issues to surface and to get them properly fixed if you decide on using the help of a professional.
A gutter installation can be done by yourself, but, ask yourself first, “Am I prepared to deal with the consequences if my DIY job goes wrong?” However, if you do decide to install your new gutters yourself, it is great to have a professional to talk to who is behind your back throughout the process. Therefore, start out by calling our team of gutter professionals at Quality Gutter Systems to discuss gutter installation and what we think the best option for you would be.Read: How Gutter Guards Protect Your Home