Clean and repair gutters
Keeping gutters and downspouts clean is the first line of defense and it's also the easiest, albeit unpleasant job that even a neophyte do-it-yourselfer can easily learn. Cleaning gutters is grunt work personified. Repairs to a gutter system are relatively easy, too.
A gutter repair service will charge $130 to clean 60 linear feet of gutters on a one-story house and make minor repairs. You can do the job in a few hours for $30, the cost of the repair materials, and save 77 percent for your trouble. You'll need a ladder, garden hose, bucket and rubber gloves to clean them.
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Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$130 -- $30 -- 3.0 -- 3.5 -- $100 -- 77 Percent