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When planning a gutter installation project, you’ve likely heard a few people say that installing gutters is easy, and it’s something you can do on your own. This isn’t actually the case as, while gutter installation may seem like an easy task, there are a few factors that make doing so more difficult than it looks.

Sheet Metal Working

What most people don’t know is that to properly install a gutter system, one needs to have the appropriate training in sheet metal working. This includes knowing how to set up and operate roll-forming machinery in order to fabricate, assemble and install seamless gutters in your home. If you don’t have the required knowledge in this field, you’re more liable to make mistakes instead of getting the job done in a proper manner.

Carpentry Skills

Manual dexterity and basic carpentry skills are required in tasks as simple as installing a snap-together sectional gutter system in your home. Measuring, marking, cutting and a good understanding of building codes and construction restrictions are other fields that one should know before installing their gutters on their own.

Math Skills

Homeowners who plan to install their gutter systems on their own better have the math skills to back up their DIY plans. This is because when installing gutters, one must know how to properly calculate drainage areas, adjust for the pitch and rainfall, and allow contraction and expansion of different materials with the temperature fluctuations.

Physical Skills

In terms of endurance and physical capabilities, meanwhile, gutter installation is a very demanding job. In some cases, you may need to carry weights up to 55 pounds when installing a gutter on your home, and one must also be able to climb, reach or remain standing for a long period of time without any issues during the entire installation process.

For assistance in installing gutters in your home, don’t hesitate to turn to Carolina Gutter Helmet®. We are your leading provider of gutter cleaning and installation services. Give us a call at (866) 882-8292, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Greer, SC, and other nearby areas.