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4 Reasons DIY Gutter Cleaning Is a Bad Idea

By October 16, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

Fall provides homeowners with the perfect conditions for roofing maintenance—the weather is relatively mild, and with winter on the horizon it’s the perfect time to make sure your roof is in good working order. Part of preventative roof maintenance is cleaning your gutters systems to ensure they are free from clogs. While you may be tempted to go the DIY route with this task, we don’t recommend it. Here’s why:

DIY Gutter

1. Safety

Climbing a ladder onto your roof is dangerous. Aside from the fall risk, you have no idea what kinds of critters may have settled in your gutters. In addition to risking your safety, you also run the risk of further damaging your gutters and even the roof itself.

2. Cost

Most homeowners who go the DIY route do so to save money. While DIY ventures might save you money on the front end, amateur work often leads to unsatisfactory results or even damage that will require costly repairs down the road. You’ll end up spending more on repairs or premature replacement than you would have spent if you’d hired a pro in the first place.

3. Quality

Pros are pros because they do it best. If you take on cleaning duties for your gutters, the result won’t be nearly as thorough as professional work. In addition, working with a pro will give you a guarantee should issues arise.

4. Difficulty

A professional may make the work seem easy. Even tutorials and DIY instructional books can make it seem doable. However, pros have extensive experience and have undergone rigorous training. Just because it’s easy for them, doesn’t mean it will be for you.

Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota is your premier source of quality gutters systems. With our help, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. We serve Culver, MN, and nearby areas. Call us today at (866) 937-3508 and experience the difference we can make for you.