Gutter Installation and Maintenance: Call the Pros or Go DIY?October 06, 2014
Now that it’s autumn and leaves are falling everywhere, clogged gutters are going to be a problem for most homeowners. We know people dread cleaning their gutters, and it’s understandable, as climbing up ladders and plunging your hands into a pile of muck and debris are not pleasant jobs to do. You have to make sure that your gutters are in perfect condition, especially since winter is just around the corner. There’s no other way around it.
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Gutters protect your home against water damage by diverting rainwater, melted ice, and other water sources away from your home. If a gutter gets clogged, water can overflow to its top, causing a variety of problems, including ice dams, wet basements, washed-out landscapes, icy sidewalks or driveways, as well as rotted wood around windows, doors, and siding. Overflowing water from the gutter can also compromise your home’s foundation if left neglected over time, which can lead to costly repairs in the future.
So if you want to maintain your home’s structural integrity, we at Huff ’N Puff—the top contractor for seamless gutters in Saratoga Springs NY—recommend calling the pros to inspect, repair, and, if necessary, install new gutters in your home before winter hits.
You may ask, “Can’t I just do it myself?” Unless you are a first-rate handyman, you should probably think twice before climbing up a ladder and repairing that gutter yourself. Though gutters look simple enough to repair and install, there are actually several reasons why becoming your own gutter repairman or installer may not be the wisest option.
Climbing up ladders can be hazardous. According to a study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, tens of thousands of people get hurt from falling off ladders yearly. By trying to fix your gutters on your own, you can hurt yourself badly—both physically and financially. Your medical bills would boost the total cost up past what you would have paid a contractor to do the job in the first place.
Proper installation or repair actually requires experience and expertise, not to mention the proper tools and equipment. Professional gutter contractors are experienced and trained to do just that. Experts can install the new gutters right the very first time, preventing further expenses because of repairs that would have to be done on improperly installed gutters.
You may want to consider trying seamless gutters in Albany NY, which are less likely to leak or separate. Further, they’re more aesthetically pleasing than the traditional seamed gutters.
Contact Huff ’N Puff now, and we’ll provide you with a free estimate on your gutter project. Don’t take chances with your gutters—call us today!