Seriously, the list of cool reasons to own a house for me is slowly dwindling to a close non-existent. If you missed my post yesterday, my lovely home was once again a victim to a lovely storm that ravaged through my neighborhood once again and tore down the corner point of the gutters on my roof. As I explained before, I am not a “guys-guys” by any means and don’t know the first thing about home improvements or construction work so I called the first company I could find online at http://www.gutterguardsco.com/ and had someone come check it out.
So apparently the gutters I have are pretty standard even today but most people have some sort of gutter guard or screen thingy over it to block leaves and other random shit from clogging it up and weighing it down. Something like this…
This was of course, not included with my lovely home and the storm was just too much for it to handle.
This is the kind of stuff I am talking about. How the hell was I supposed to know that my gutters were supposed to have some dumb attachment to them.
When does it end? Is my gutter guard supposed to have some kind of extra attachment or guard on it too? How the hell would I know?
So anyways, I really don’t have much choice in the matter here and need to get some new gutters installed and God knows I’m not doing it. The guy that came out though was pretty persistent on selling me this really expensive brand that they carry and it’s apparently “state of the art” technology that will protect my house from a anything that nature can throw at it.
What exactly does state of the art actually mean? I really can’t stand how much everyone tries to sell you everything and everything is just a giant money grab nowadays. There’s no way this guy was that passionate and cared that much about gutters. You know he makes 10 or 15 bucks an hour and is a slave to some big company that throws him a few extra bucks if he can get me to cough up thousands of dollars.
But I have to admit, he was pretty good.
want to know how you know you’ve grown up?
When you’re sitting at your computer finding information about how different types of gutters work and are actually fascinated by all the options. Now that I own this house, I kind of want to spoil myself and the best gutters in the neighborhood. This won’t be me ever again. I will not allow these storms and simple rainy weather to keep putting in work to my house.
Only downside about this whole thing of course is…
You guessed it; money. So to have this thing installed is going to cost $2,000 all said and done, labor and everything. Now I know I just spent almost five grand on that tree that fell over my yard (see here), but I think this might be an investment that might actually be worth it in the long run. I don’t think i live in a part of the country that really can handle having cheap terrible gutters forever and this was inevitable. Plus, if I ever end up paying off this stupid house it’s a great selling point. Right?
God I am getting old…