As a Bakersfield homeowner, you know how important it is to keep up with minor repairs around the home to avoid major disasters.
Unfortunately, as you’re reading this, you most likely are experiencing problems and wondering if you should install new gutters.
If your gutters problems include:
– Cracking in certain areas.
– Mildew building up on your siding.
– Window frames rotting away.
– Or maybe it’s terrible, and your basement is getting flooded.
If this is the case, it may be time for a new gutter installation.
I’m sure you’d agree that investing time and money into gutter installation could save you significant headaches.
And although gutters may not seem important…
You’d be surprised to learn that your gutter system protects your entire home from disasters that cost big money.
So let’s take a closer look at why we would consider replacing old gutters with a new water drainage system.
“Red Flags” And Reasons to Replace Your Gutters
As we mentioned earlier, your home’s gutters are really the unsung hero. One of the main problems gutters help with is, of course, water damage.
Season after season gutters consistently channel harmful rainwater away from the exterior of your property.
And without a doubt, moisture is the enemy to the structure of your home. Excessive moisture inside and outside can bring a whole slew of problems we don’t need to deal with (we have enough on our plates, right?).
You see, water will damage your home faster than you think. From mildew to floor and wall issues, moisture in the house can be costly and a problematic issue.
(That’s where gutter replacement and installation come into play).
So to provide you with more information on gutter installation, let’s talk about whether we should repair or replace our gutters…
Repair or Replace
Recent research has shown that gutters can continue to protect your Bakersfield property for 20-30 years…
But just because there’s no issue now doesn’t mean you won’t need to do a few repairs here. As you may know, regular maintenance and minor repairs can help your gutters last the intended lifetime.
While there are situations when you can get away with simple gutter repairs, sometimes we recommend just replacing them altogether.
And if you’re like most homeowners we work with, you’ll opt for the repairs. And we get it. Complete gutter installation is a costly and time-consuming project.
But here’s the honest truth…
If your gutters have minimal damage and the problems are localized to one section…
…or you’ve noticed a few unfastened and loose hangers, you should be able to get away with basic repairs.
But if there are multiple problems in several areas, you most likely have a bigger problem on your hands.
For example, if you have numerous repairs, you are better off installing brand-new gutters. The effort and money it takes to complete all the repairs will be equal to a gutter replacement.
Another example would be if you notice water damage. This clearly indicates you’ll need to carry out a complete gutter installation.
Our advice would be to contact various roofing contractors and get multiple quotes and opinions. Use your judgment, and we’re sure you’ll make the right decision.
Feel free to call our professional staff with questions at (661) 679-6923. No obligation to use our services ever!
And in the same way as figuring out if you should repair or install new gutters, you should weigh the options of DIY or hiring a certified Bakersfield professional.
Should You Hire a Professional Or Do It Yourself?
What’s the best investment you can make? Do it all yourself, or hire a certified contractor to help?
Fortunately for you, Superior Roofing is here to help guide your decision.
Everyone knows hiring a professional will save you time and the backaches.
But is it the best option for you?
Every homeowner in the Bakersfield area is unique. You have your own budget, set of skills, different age groups, and different schedules.
If you’re the self-reliant type and have experience in construction work, let us give you some tips that may help with your project.
As you already know, installing gutters on your own will cut costs in a major way (assuming you do the work properly). And since you won’t need expensive specialty tools, this type of project you can do on your own.
On top of that, you’ll be able to accomplish this project over the weekend and avoid waiting on a roofing contractor to get the job done.
But with this in mind, you should also know that installing a gutter involves a bit of science and mathematics.
Remember, excessive moisture is the killer of any type of property. The last thing you want is to put all the time, energy, and money into installing gutters that cause water pools on your roof.
All in all, if you decide to do this on your own and screw up the job, it could end up costing you a lot more than hiring a professional.
On the contrary, if you hire a Bakersfield contractor, they will obviously save you a lot of headache and time (not to mention your safety will not be jeopardized). That’s right. It’s dangerous to climb on the ladder and hang gutters. Definitely not a job for someone afraid of heights.
One thing is for sure a professional contractor will be able to:
– Cut gutters and manufacture them at the perfect length.
– Keep you safely on the ground.
– Set the right pitch, so your gutters drain properly.
All the material is for you, so you don’t need to go back and forth to the hardware store.
– Get you a solid warranty…
– Secure the gutters properly without damaging fascia or other significant home material.
– Repair other issues related to worn-out gutters like rotted fascia board and siding.
– Clean up. Who wants to haul off old material to the dumpsite?
So if you don’t want to be your own Bakersfield roofer feel free to give us a call, and we will be happy to go out and offer advice that will help you decide what route to take.
As you might imagine replacing and installing new gutters is not a project for beginners.
What does This All Mean To You?
Totally replacing your gutters is not cheap or easy to do independently.
But if you genuinely need this done, we suggest not putting it off.
Again bad gutters can lead to severe damage and even more expenses.
So if your need of professional gutter installation…
Here’s some great news for Bakersfield property owners…
We’re incredibly pleased to tell you we’ve set aside a few estimators to specifically help property owners with a no-cost, no-obligation, no-commitment roofing, and gutter inspection.
The roofing industry is an incredible place for homeowners in the Bakersfield area.
When roofing contractors compete, you win!
We are helping our amazing customers with several roofing services for their beautiful homes at great prices!
If you’re interested…
Here’s What You Should Do...
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All we’re asking is you take action and give our FREE, no-obligation, no-commitment roof inspection a try. What do you have to lose?
There will be no more searching for answers or wondering if you’re making the right decision.
After your inspection and consultation, you’ll have complete clarity and know exactly what steps to take next…
And remember, there’s absolutely no cost or commitment on your part. Thanks for reading our page on gutter installation.
We look forward to hearing from you.