A wise do-it-yourselfer knows when to hire professional help. Many homeowners find out too late that tackling major projects by themselves like installing gutters are beyond their capabilities. Our gutter installation service is more than a one-man, one-weekend job, so consider the following reasons you should leave gutter installs to professionals:
Installing gutters yourself presents some difficult challenges, the least of which is having to transport the materials yourself. Quality is another: it’s not a question of whether or not the final installation looks good, but whether or not it would be useful. If it fails, you’ll have to pay extra for gutter repair.
Convenience aside, hiring professionals has the advantage of producing the best results. Professionals have standardized installation processes that ensure every joint is properly sealed and every gutter bracket is properly distanced. Some gutter types are especially difficult to DIY. Seamless gutters, for instance, are made from a single piece of stainless steel and require specialized machinery to shape.
The fact that working on gutters involves climbing roofs is enough for many homeowners to leave gutter installation to professionals. Only the experts are properly trained and equipped to ascend roods and get the job done with safety in mind every step of the way.
Professionals use safety harnesses, safety wear, and equipment with safety guards that prevent accidents. On top of that, workers are required to undergo constant training to keep their skills and safety practices current.
We’re sure you have good insurance coverage, but it wouldn’t necessarily prevent injuries. In the event of an injury, the gutters would have to be put on hold until you recover. Professionals, on the other hand, are less likely to be injured on site and have insurance coverage.
Buying the materials yourself entitles you to some sort of material warranty coverage, but what if the gutter fails because of improper installation? You would have to fix it yourself, or spend even more money on repairs. Professionally-installed gutters are less likely to fail, but if it does, workmanship and material warranties ensure that you don’t have to lift a finger nor spend a single cent to get it fixed.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of professionally-installed gutters, call Nelson Contracting today at (402) 464-2418.