Now that you’ve decided you that gutter guards are worth the cost, and you’ve learned about the benefits, you may be asking, “Can I go to Lowe’s and buy them and install them myself?” Here are five reasons to leave gutter guard installation to the professionals.
Installing gutter guards requires a lot of time spent on a ladder with power tools. Especially for houses over one storey, this can be very dangerous. Ladder related injuries in the United States account for 24 Billion dollars worth of costs, including medical bills and work loss. 300 people in the U.S. are killed every year in these incidents.
Professional not only have the skills to make injuries less likely, they also have insurance to cover any costs associated should injuries still occur.
Professionals will also do a better job installing your gutter guards than you will. After all, they do this everyday. Aluminum, the most popular gutter material, is particularly hard to get a quality installation with. Installing gutter guards yourself can lead to gutter guards that aren’t installed properly and don’t work right, or even damage your gutters.
Right gutter guards for the job
With the maze of gutter guards available on the market, it can be hard to figure out which ones will work for you. You need to take into account the slope of your roof, the type of gutter you have, and more. A professional gutter guard company can guide you through this process easily.
With roofing warranties lasting 25 or 50 years, the last thing you want to do is anything that voids your roof warranty. But installing gutter guards yourself can do just that. Your warranty may state that all work touching your roof must be done by qualified professionals.
Lastly, it’s a lot more convenient to hire professional gutter guard installers.