One of the most common DIY projects you see online is installation of the gutter system. As it looks relatively simple and the whole project is cheaper than hiring a professional company, you want to take matters into your own hands. After all, as money is a valuable resource, you want to get maximum value for your investment.
However, the reality is that gutter installation is way harder than it looks. It involves taking a large number of risks, which aren’t worth it at the end of the day. To help you understand why a professional should be in charge of installing the gutter system on your composite shingle roof, here are three vital reasons:
Committing mistakes is quite easy
Did you know that it is quite easy to make mistakes when it comes to installation of the gutter system? For example, if you don’t place the downspouts in the right area away from your house, it will release the water into the foundation, which causes significant damage in the future. Similarly, improper installation of the gutter system will affect the flow of water, allowing it to accumulate on your composite shingle roof, causing irreversible damage over time.
You can get hurt badly
Let’s assume that you have done a couple of DIY projects around your house. As a result of this, you feel fairly confident with your skills. However, installing the gutter system on your composite shingle roof isn’t the same as it involves working at greater heights. For example, you may have to stand on top of the ladder or the roof to install the gutter. If you make a small mistake, you are putting your life in danger as you may fall. On top of that, the money you save from hiring a professional will be used to pay for your medical bills.
You spend more time than necessary
Installing a gutter system on your composite shingle roof requires a lot of work. If you have to know the exact size of your roof, you will spend hours, trying to get the right measurement. After that, you will have to go to the market and find the right tools and materials, which is time-consuming. Installation also takes a huge portion of your time, as you don’t have the right training.
These are the three reasons why you should get a professional to install the gutter system on your composite shingle roof. If you are looking to get this done, why don’t you give Prodigy Roofing & Construction a call? Our professional contractors will inspect, analyze, and give you the total estimate for installation for free, within 30 minutes of our arrival!