Rain gutter installation does not seem hard. It may seem like all you need to do is to put up a 2×4 piece of wood and attach metal, pre-manufactured gutters against it before nailing it into place. That is a very simple project, but it is not often that this process actually works like this. If you need a new system on your home to move water away from the home and out of the foundation, it may be time to turn to a professional to get that service.
You Could Do It
In some cases, it is possible for a handy do-it-yourselfer actually to do the job of rain gutter installation. However, to be successful, you will need to have access to the right tools, materials and the skills to get the job done right. In some cases, you may need to update your equipment and gather some friends to help you to get the job done, too.
Hiring a Professional
On the other hand, hiring a rain gutter installation team to do the work for you may offer some real benefits. Consider these before heading to your home improvement store.
• It may be less expensive to hire someone else. You will not need to buy new tools, invest in the more expensive in-store gutters and you can save money by avoiding costly repairs down the road.
• It saves you time. Time is valuable and a project like this on a large home can take several days to complete, especially if you are new at the project.
• You will need to handle all of the specific twists and turns that occur properly. You can purchase segments and fitted pieces that can work, but you need to make it work to your home. Rain gutter installation is often more difficult because it requires precision on homes that may not fit the traditional, pre-manufactured products available. Professionals have trucks that can put the process in place quickly.
• The process will have a guarantee from a professional. That means if there is a problem with the system after the first few rains, the team can come back and fix the problem. Otherwise, you will need to do the repairs yourself.
• Do consider the long term benefits of a professionally installed system. This may save you time replacing the system down the road. In fact, many of the best companies say their system stay in place as long as a new roof will.
If you plan to do rain gutter installation on your own, prepare for the challenges of the job. On the other hand, get a quote for a professional. The professional can often get the job done quickly for you, sometimes within a day. Choose a company that can offer a product within your price range but also that keeps the quality in place. You need a system that is going to protect your foundation and your home in general from rain and water. A professional rain gutter installation may be the best route.