How Hard is it to Install Gutters Yourself?

Looking for ways to save money on your gutter installation? You may think you can install gutters yourself to cut some costs, but it may end up being more expensive in the long run. How hard could gutter installation really be?

What is the biggest challenge?

Believe it or not, gutter installation takes a lot of training and experience in order to be installed correctly. While there are many obstacles to installation, pitch is one of the most challenging aspects.

The pitch is extremely important as it is the key to making sure your gutter system works the way it is supposed to. If your pitch is off, then water will not run freely through your gutters which will lead to damage.

How can I tell if my gutters are pitched correctly?

Isn’t it cheaper to install gutters yourself?

At first glance, it appears as if you’ll save money by installing gutters yourself. Cutting out labor costs can bring your estimated cost down, but don’t forget that you may have to buy or rent tools which will increase your price.

You’ll also have to buy materials and if any materials are damaged during installation (i.e. dented gutters) it will be up to you to replace them. However, a professional gutter installation company assumes the cost of damaged materials during the installation; it wouldn’t have to come out of your pocket like it would if you were DIYing.

Are seamless gutters DIY-friendly?

Seamless gutters are highly desirable because they are more durable and require less maintenance than a sectioned gutter system. Seamless gutters are easier to install and are customized to fit your house, because gutters are not a one-size-fits-all.

However, seamless gutters are not often an option at big-box stores, so it can be difficult to obtain seamless gutters if you are installing them yourself. A professional gutter installation company will be able to provide you with seamless gutters. 

Is it safe to install gutters yourself?

Gutter installation requires a lot of climbing up and down ladders and using power tools. It can be very dangerous to climb ladders, especially if you are trying to carefully maneuver gutters and other materials. 

If you’re set on installing gutters yourself, make sure to avoid these costly mistakes.

Call Good to Go Gutters!

Good to Go Gutters is a professional gutter installation company in the south metro area. We treat every home as if it is our own, so we will give you quality work done quickly. 

It can be tempting to DIY your gutter installation, but it isn’t that easy, so give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!