It’s a story we’ve all heard a thousand times: the know-it-all homeowner who takes on more than he can chew with his home repairs, and ends up with more of a problem than when he started. As homeowners and (we’d like to think) competent adults, there are plenty of things that it seems like we could do ourselves, and save a buck in the process. But those are often very different from the things we actually can do ourselves.
Living in Connecticut, famous for seasonal extremes like heavy snow, heavy wind, and especially heavy, wet fall foliage, replacing worn-out old gutters might seem like the kind of thing we could knock out over the weekend with a few tools and a sturdy ladder. Like so many other things though, home gutter installation is something best left to the professionals, for more than one reason.
Risk of Injury: Gutter installation, like any other home repair, can be dangerous business. The most obvious risk is falling from the top of the ladder during installation. Even from a single story, such a fall can result in serious injury. Professional gutter companies boast properly trained, fully-insured workers who know what they’re doing and how to make sure no one gets hurt. Even after the job is done, improperly installed gutters can sag and ultimately fall under the weight of snow, leaves, or heavy rain. The threat of a falling metal gutter is an undeniable danger. Save yourself the headache – or worse – and call in the pros.
Risk of Wasted Time: If you decide to take the DIY route for your home gutter installation, you may think you’re outsmarting the pros by doing your research. But think about all the time you’ll end up spending, researching what kind of gutters are best for your needs, shopping for materials, not to mention doing the actual labor. Even if you take care not to rush, are you really taking your time or just wasting it? Professional gutter installers can tell you exactly what you need, bring it right to you, and have it up and protecting your home in less time than an amateur – period.
Risk of Wasted Money: Think you’ll save money by installing your own gutters? Maybe you will, but most likely not. What you end up saving in installation costs, assuming you even finish the job on your own, could be outweighed by the long-term costs associated with improper installation. Gutter installation isn’t as easy as it looks. A shoddy job could lead to water damage to your roof, siding, and even landscaping – all incurring costly repairs on top of what it will cost to have your faulty gutters repaired. Sounds like a pretty big gamble, doesn’t it? Professional installation will make you certain that the job’s been done right the first time.
So, decided to call the pros? We thought so. If you’re in Connecticut or Eastern New York, save yourself some more time on research and call CT Gutter. They offer fast, professional service including home and residential gutter installation and repair, with multiple styles and materials to fit your home’s specific needs. Call (203) 878-2411 for a free quote today.