Do your gutter installers matter? While you don’t need to become best friends with those who work on your home, it’s helpful to choose a gutter installer with experience. When you need to install gutters and gutter covers, here’s why you should choose a professional gutter company.
Should You Do It Yourself?
You mow your lawn. You fix the faucet. Doing jobs yourself gives you pride and increases your skills. You can add your own gutters and gutter covers to your home, but should you?
First, you need to choose the right product. If you’re replacing your gutters yourself, you’ll need to choose sectional gutters rather than seamless gutters, since seamless gutters require special equipment to create. This means that your gutters will have more seams or potential weak points.
You also need to choose the right gutter covers. Do you know how each gutter filter or cover works and which one would be best for your home? There are so many gutter covers to choose from, from foam inserts to mesh coverings for your gutter. Which one will work best to ensure that your drains don’t get clogged over time?
Finally, you need to ensure that installation runs smoothly. When you install gutters and gutter covers by yourself you build competence. However, you also need to be competent before you begin in order to install those gutters correctly. Did you know that gutters need to be installed on a slight angle in order to drain properly? How do you plan to ensure that your gutters don’t warp or sag over time? While gutters seem to be simple troughs for water drainage, drainage is a huge issue for your home. If your roof doesn’t drain properly, you can have trouble with your roof, siding, and your home foundation.
Choosing a Local Installer
Choosing a local installer has its benefits. With a local installer, you get the benefit of experience. Local installers understand the local climate and know how gutters experience wear in that climate. They can give you suggestions about the products that will work best for your home.
However, when you work with a local installer, you need to make sure that person has experience with gutters. If you hire someone who’s generally handy but doesn’t have a lot of gutter installation experience, you run the risk of having drainage problems simply because your gutters weren’t installed correctly.
Working With a Product Expert
One of the best choices you can make is to work with someone who’s both local and a product expert. By working with someone who knows gutters, you’ll keep your gutters running well in the long term. A professional gutter installer can help you:
- Choose the gutters that are best for your home
- Install those gutters properly
- Add gutter covers that actually work
- Add other gutter protection systems such as gutter heat if you live in a cold climate
Working with a professional gutter installer, you’ll protect your home’s roof, gutters, drains, siding, and foundation. The investment you make in a professional installation will pay off since you’ll have fewer repairs to make in the long term.
When you work with Harry Helmet, you work with a company that’s been improving homes since 1981. We have decades of experience, and we’d like to share that with you. View our photo gallery to see how our roofing, gutter covers, and gutter replacements can add to your home, and contact us today.