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Leaf guard installation: Do it yourself or call a pro?

installerLeaf guards can be installed by a professional installer or by a homeowner. Depending on a number of factors, you may be tempted to choose one type of installation on the rain gutter over another. Here are a few points to consider before making your decision.

Gutter protection types

The type of leaf guard selected has a major impact on the installation method. Certain products are sold only through the professional network and are installed by professionals. For example, continuous hanger systems must be installed at the same time as the gutters so they are installed by professionals.

Certain products are simply placed, clipped, or slid into place, making installation much easier since it requires fewer tools and less skill. Generally, you can install most products sold at the hardware store yourself or hire an installer. It depends on your abilities, your desire to spend time completing the task, and how comfortable you are going up on a ladder.

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Installation on the eavestroughs

Also, many residences have gutters on the second or even the third storey. Some homeowners many not feel comfortable carrying out this type of work and for good reason. The risks of falling or injury associated with working on a ladder should not be taken lightly.

Problems of incorrect leaf guards installation

Similarly, many homeowners may install their leaf guards incorrectly, making them somewhat or even completely useless. An installer is used to this type of work, greatly reducing the possibility of incorrect installation. The vast majority of installation companies also guarantee their product so you can be sure you’re in good hands!

In Installation, Rain Gutter Protection