Many homeowners pride themselves on being able to undertake home improvement and maintenance projects themselves. Some extend this DIY mindset to gutter installation and cleaning. It is important to do these things correctly since one small mistake can have major effects on your house’s siding, foundation, and landscaping. If you are not sure if you can undertake these tasks yourself, it is better to hire a contractor.
Many homeowners underestimate the challenge of installing gutters. For one thing, it can be difficult to reach high enough without a tall ladder. Installing gutters is not as easy as it looks. You will need the right tools and will need to attach them securely. Even a small mistake with a seam in sectional gutters can lead to major leaks and problems that can damage your house and be costly to repair. Seamless gutters look better and are less likely to leak, but you will need to hire a contractor with equipment to cut them to the appropriate length. A gutter contractor can help you choose the right gutters for your home and your region’s climate.
Cleaning gutters is also not easy. It requires climbing up a ladder, which creates the risk of falling. If you have trouble climbing a ladder or balancing, cleaning your gutters can be very dangerous. You also need to have the right ladder for the job. If the ladder is too short, you could be forced to overreach, which could cause you to fall. A professional gutter contractor will have the equipment and expertise to clean gutters safely.
If you need to clean or replace your gutters, you are probably better off hiring a professional such as Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors. We have the experience to install gutters correctly and to clean them safely. This can save you time and money and help you avoid injury. Contact us today for an estimate.