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Should I DIY My Gutter Installation?

Should I DIY My Gutter Installation?

You know it’s time for a new gutter installation, but you’re debating whether to hire a professional or do it yourself. While lots of people love a good DIY project, your gutters are a part of the home that are high up, regularly exposed to the elements, and need to function properly to protect your home; it’s not quite the same as an indoor DIY project done at ground level. If you are on the fence about who should do your gutter installation, there are some factors you should consider to ensure your gutter installation is done correctly and safely.

Considerations If You Want To Do Your Own Gutter Installation

Your Comfort On Ladders
If you don’t feel comfortable on ladders, if you’re scared of heights, or if you have limitations to your movement, such as difficulty climbing stairs, you should not do your own gutter installation. For a gutter installation, you need to be on a ladder a lot. To do this, you need to feel comfortable and secure on a ladder and be able to get up and down easily. Your ladder should be secure and not at all shaky, you should have another person with you to hold the ladder, and you should have an understanding of ladder safety. If any of these requirements are not met, doing your own gutter installation is too risky.

Your Experience Level
If you have repaired your gutters several times over, you will be more familiar with the gutters themselves and with the feeling of working on a ladder while carrying the tools needed for gutter repairs. If you’ve replaced gutters in the past and you know what to expect, how to work with the necessary tools and equipment, and how to handle the old gutters as they come down, you may be able to DIY your gutter installation. If you have not completed a gutter installation in the past, and especially if you haven’t done many repairs or cleanings, it is not a good idea to try to complete your own gutter installation. You will not be familiar with how your gutters work and how to manipulate them while on the ladder.

Your Roof Design
Gutter installations on homes with simple roof designs are far simpler than gutter installations on complex home designs. If your home has multiple levels, different roof elevations, or different roof angles, it will make gutter installation far more difficult. The more variables there are, the more complex your calculations for the project will be. Complex roof designs will also require strategic placements for downspouts, as well as the right number of downspouts needed for adequate water drainage.

Your Time
Gutter installations are not small projects. You will need to have plenty of time dedicated to a gutter installation to ensure you are doing it right while also getting it done in a timely manner. This isn’t a project that can be started, paused for several months, and resumed later. If you procrastinate your gutter installation, your gutters will not be able to perform their function and damages can occur from the lack of water drainage. Your gutter installation needs to be performed quickly, and if you can’t do that then you need to hire professionals.

Call A Calgary Professional For Gutter Installation

If you aren’t comfortable on ladders, don’t have the time or experience for a proper gutter installation, have a complicated roof design, or just don’t want to do a gutter installation yourself, the professionals at Asonic Roofing can help. Our team of Calgary roofing experts can quickly take down your old gutters and perform a new gutter installation. To get professional gutter installation in Calgary, contact Asonic Roofing at 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the online contact form. As a Calgary-owned and operated company for more than 10 years, Asonic Roofing specializes in all forms of roofing needs, including all types of gutter repair and gutter installation.


Our gutter services include:

  • Removal of any leaves, twigs, dirt, or sediment buildup 
  • Repair of any damage to your gutters due to wind or storms 
  • Upgrade of your gutters to boost the value of your home 
  • Add a gutter-guard to prevent future damage 
  • Address any downpipe repairs
  • New gutter installation

The most common type of gutters is traditional gutters that have seams. These gutters are the most common because they are affordable and they don’t require special installation. Another type of gutter option is seamless gutters, which tend to last longer since the seams of the gutters are most susceptible to damage. Seamless gutters are custom-made and require professional gutter installation, but they are more aesthetically pleasing than their sectional counterparts and add value to the home. Learn more about seamless gutters by reading The Benefits Of Seamless Gutters.

You’ll want to consider the gutter design, material, and shape. To learn about your gutter options, read How To Choose Your Gutters For Your Home.

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With over 20 years of industry experience behind us, we are a leading roofing company in Calgary that understands the meaning of quality, customer service, and reliability. Whether you need us to fix a leaky roof or install a brand new front door, our free assessments, flexible payment plans, and high-quality products make it easy for you to achieve a safe and beautiful home. We are proud to serve Calgary and surrounding areas.

Get Your Free Roofing, Siding & Home Exterior Quote Today. Asonic Roofing Has You Covered!

We know that there are numerous roofing companies in Calgary you can choose from, but we set ourselves apart by providing our clients with free and honest assessments, fair prices, quality products, and excellent warranties.

Our focus is you, and we’ll never sell you anything that isn’t right for your home and family. Whether you require a total roof replacement, siding repair, or the installation of new windows and doors, our expert team will guide you through all your possible options to ensure you get exactly what you need. 

For more information about our roofing services, or to arrange a free assessment and quote, contact us today at (403) 462-2808 or complete our contact form below.

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