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5 DIY Gutter Installation Mistakes Homeowners Can Make

5 DIY Gutter Installation Mistakes Homeowners Can Make

Installing a gutter system is a costly yet worthy investment, and, as such, it’s understandable if you want it done right. However, some homeowners tend to think they should install the gutters themselves. This can, however, can lead to more problems in the long run, rendering what you saved useless.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Falling hazards – DIYing a gutter installation project can be hazardous for the homeowner’s health as it involves climbing a ladder. If you’re inexperienced in gutter installation projects, a misstep can cause you to fall and injure yourself, making a DIY gutter installation not worth it.Incorrectly calculating the pitch – When you’re installing your gutters, it has to be at the right pitch to allow the debris to be swept away and the runoff water to properly run to your downspout and away from your home. A DIY gutter installation can cause you to incorrectly calculate this pitch and botch your installation project.Improperly locating the gutter – When homeowners hear the term “gutters” being thrown around, they automatically think that they’re components that are installed at the roof’s edge. This isn’t actually the case, and thinking it is can cause you to improperly locate the gutter. Choosing the wrong kind of gutter – When it comes to gutter colors, materials, sizes and styles, you have a wide range of options that can make choosing difficult. While each has its own benefits and drawbacks, choosing the wrong one could be a nightmare. By hiring a contractor to help you choose, you can easily avoid that headache and install your new gutters just as you planned.Improper spacing – Your gutters are attached to your home with a mounting system or various kinds of hangers. These hangers will have to be spaced together so your gutters will be properly supported; otherwise, they’ll sag. By DIYing your gutter installation, you might improperly space these hangers and cause damage to your gutters in the long run.Need a pro to do some work on your home? Simply turn to 3JM Exteriors, Inc., your number one professionals for gutter and window replacement services. Give us a call at (630) 985-6494, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Naperville, IL, and other nearby areas.

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