In a recent study, researchers have observed that paying other people to do tasks that can otherwise be done through DIY can “buy happiness.” Gutter and siding contractor Certified Home Improvement, LLC shares a look at how hiring contactors can potentially improve your quality of life.
According to a study published in the scientific journal PNAS, titled “Buying Time Promotes Happiness,” the act of hiring someone else to complete household tasks such as plumbing repair or house cleaning “buys time.” This means, instead of spending an afternoon performing these tasks, they can be free to pursue anything that they deem to make better use of their time. It could be spending time with their family, catching up with work, or simply getting a full eight-hour sleep.
Take gutter cleaning, for instance. While not as complicated as minor roof repair work, it may take an entire day to thoroughly clean the gutters in an average-sized home. Imagine hanging on the roof’s edge for hours on end in an uncomfortable position, scooping out handfuls of accumulated dead leaves and dirt. Once you have cleaned out all that debris, you may have to apply sealant along joints, otherwise you risk gutter leaks.
Considering how difficult gutter cleaning can be, many homeowners choose to “buy happiness” and just hire a contractor like us to clean their gutters. Convenience aside, there are several reasons why you should have your gutters professionally cleaned and maintained. It goes without saying that climbing the roof edge is dangerous, and without the right equipment, you’d be risking your safety the entire time you’re cleaning the gutters. Professionals are trained and equipped for cleaning gutters and have the insurance coverage should something go awry. In case problems are found in your gutters, repairs can be done in short order.
Alternatively, consider having gutter covers or gutter protection systems installed on your gutters. They prevent solid matter such as leaves and debris from getting into the gutters, which helps keep your gutters clean and reduce its maintenance requirements.
Certified Home Improvement, LLC is your leading provider of gutter cleaning and roof replacement services. Give us a call at (734) 329-0119 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Garden City, MI, and surrounding areas.