Homemade Rain Gutter Vs Hiring a Professional


Is it better to try installing your gutters yourself or hire a professional to handle it? Well, judging by the thousands of DIY articles and videos online, one would be most inclined to think it would be better to handle it yourself. What they don’t tell you is that it really does depend on your inclinations and capabilities. There are benefits to both, but then it depends on your objectives.

If cost saving is your goal and you have a lot of time on your hands, then you probably will go the DIY route. But, is it really worth all the hassle and time? If gutter installation takes at least a day for professionals, how long do you think it’s going to take you?

Hiring a pro for your gutter installations is most definitely the best choice. Here’s why:

They Do a Better Job

Gutter installation professionals generally do a far better job than any avid DIYer –no offense, but that’s the truth.
The reason is because they generally know what to use for where, understand the custom measurements, know how to align your gutter just right so that every drop eventually goes to become a flow, can help you set up a storage tank –just in case you need the water for gardening- and install effective downspouts designed to carry water away from your home.

Know Which Materials to Use

They have the right machines and equipment for your gutters. In fact, for the gutters themselves, they will come to your home with gutter fabrication machines, take the exact measurements and churn out the exact gutter roll and length required.
Apart from that, they know which gutter material is best for your home as well as where to get the right materials for your siding, fascia installation, gutter guards, hinges and much more.

Save You Some Time and Stress

Gutter installation is not only stressful; it can be time-consuming. Then, there’s the added danger to your health. Unless you’re an expert at climbing and standing on ladders for a long time, trying to install your gutter will be both difficult and risky.

All it takes is one fall for you to become quadriplegic. Save yourself the stress and risk. Even if a gutter installation professional injures himself on your property, they have insurance to cover it. So, protect yourself and your loved ones. Leave it to the pros.

Offer You Warranty

When properly installed, gutters can last a very long time. Most professionals will also give you a warranty of at least 10 years. This means that if the gutter develops any leakages or problems, they will fix it for you at no extra cost.

That’s peace of mind and extra savings in the long run. Doing it yourself means no warranty, and if you make any mistakes, you can be sure that you’ll probably end up spending the money you wanted to save in the first place and then some. 

Eliminates the Need for Fixes and Repairs Every Few Years

We have seen many homeowners attempt to install their gutters and then have to fix leakages, realign the gutters and make some adjustments. To paraphrase them, it was a huge pain the *ss for them. That was why they had to reach out to us for help.

Now, if you like tinkling with and stressing yourself out fixing and “re-fixing” your gutters, by all means have at it. But if you want the peace of mind that comes with a well-installed gutter, hiring a professional, such as the ones at Aerotech, is the best way to go.

Once properly installed, gutters generally last 30 years –at least 10 of which is covered by warranty. Hire a professional and make the one-time payment. You’ll enjoy your home for years to come.  

About the author

Oscar King, is a freelance writer and homeowner who enjoys working on and improving his home. He is a DIY type of guy, but also knows his limits and will call in professionals when needed. If you would like to learn more about Oscar, check out his Google+ profile. 

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