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Can You Really Afford to Install Your Own Gutter Guards?

By January 11, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

If you are tired of climbing a ladder to clean out your gutters regularly, you have probably considered a gutter protection product to keep leaves and other debris from getting into them in the first place. The question is, do you know how to install gutter guards? Is this a job that you want to tackle yourself? What’s involved and is it worth taking the DIY path?

First of all, you need to decide what type of gutter cover you want to get. There are some styles that are very simple to install, such as the gutter brush or foam that you simply lay into your gutter. No tools or fasteners are needed. Sounds good, right? The problem is these types don’t last and still need to be taken out and cleaned regularly, so the goal of ending gutter maintenance is defeated.

To get a gutter guard that actually frees you from gutter cleaning, you need to select a product that has been tried, tested and proven to be effective. The Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system with its patented design is this product. The key word here is “system.”

To be truly effective and valuable, a gutter guard has to do several things. First, it has to keep materials from entering the gutter. Secondly, it has to allow the free flow of water into the gutter to the downspout. Additionally, it has to be sturdy and durable enough to withstand the forces of nature, including heavy rain, snow and wind.

All this requires an integrated system of parts: hangers, cover, caps and other components installed correctly to make the whole unit work as expected. While it is possible for a handy DIY homeowner to accomplish this, chances are that something will be missed or not done correctly and the job will be compromised. Then you will end up calling a professional anyway.

Moreover, installation requires working off a ladder, adding the risk of injury and associated hospital and doctor bills to the mix. For all these reasons, here at Moon Associates, we do not recommend homeowners attempt this task.

Contact Moon Associates (formerly Gutter Helmet® of New England) and we will be more than happy to provide you with the solution to gutter maintenance. We know all there is to know about how to install gutter guards, and offer the most professional job possible.