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Self-Installation vs. Hiring a Professional

Thursday, October 21st, 2021 by Ryan Meyer


Thinking about installing RainDrop Gutter Guard on your own? We love a go-getter, a true DIY aficionado. But when it comes down to it, some tasks (especially those involving a ladder) might be best handled by a professional. Before you make a hasty decision, try weighing your options to make sure you’re considering everything that goes into this home improvement task. 

 

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For visual learners, RainDrop Gutter Guard has installation guides to walk them through every step of the process. With the right tools and some patience, it is possible for anyone to install RainDrop on their own. You’ll walk away with the confidence from a job well-done, and you’ll retain full bragging rights on the installation of a stylish and effective system. But in this case, the cons might just outweigh the pros. 

 

Taking on installation on one’s own runs the risk of ladder injury, especially in situations where a home’s gutters could be higher than others. Every home is different, so not every DIY opportunity will be the same across the board. According to the American Ladder Institute, every two days in America there are more than 180 injuries and one death due to work-related ladder falls alone. 

 

Ladder injuries aside, the possibilities of improper RainDrop installation could add further issues to the status of your gutters, roof, and eventually, the foundation of your home. Plus, you’ll need to know what to look for regarding potential issues like water damage due to your current gutters overflowing, being clogged, or being improperly installed in the first place.


Luckily RainDrop has a growing list of installers ready to help you make the most of your gutters, without you having to get up on a ladder or worry about having the materials or skills necessary to do the job the right way. Fill out the form here on our website to be contacted by a RainDrop installer.

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