Why DIY Gutter Covers Aren’t Cost-Effective

Just don’t have the time for chores like gutter cleaning? There’s the option of installing gutter guards. By preventing leaves and other debris from entering and clogging your gutters, they reduce your maintenance needs.

As a general rule, it’s best to use professionally manufactured gutter covers. At first, DIY gutter guards may seem more cost-effective, but they almost always end up costing homeowners more in the long run.

What’s the worst that could happen if you install DIY gutter covers?

Gutter Covers

Gutter Clogs 

DIY gutter covers are usually made from cheap wire mesh, metal sheets filled with tiny holes. The problem with using this material is that water won’t be able to pass through these tiny holes if leaves and other kinds of debris pile up on top of the gutter covers.

Mismatched Gutter Specifications 

Making gutters isn’t as straightforward as it seems. For starters, you need to make sure your gutter covers are the right size for your gutters. Otherwise, leaves and other debris can easily slip past them. Remember: a one-size-fits-all approach never works in home improvement projects, and gutter replacement projects are no exception.

Faulty Installations

The same goes for installing gutter guards and gutter systems: they’re a lot harder than it seems. If the gutter covers aren’t installed properly, they may end up becoming a trap for debris. That’s why it’s best to let professional contractors handle your gutter installation project or any home improvement project for that matter.

Looking for gutters contractors near you? Here’s a vetting tip: ask them how long they’ve been in business. The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.

Patriot Gutters, a company with more than 30 years of combined experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including gutter repairs and siding replacement services. To request an estimate, call us at (405) 701-0909 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Moore as well as the surrounding OK communities.

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