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Old 09-25-2013, 10:21 PM
herler herler is offline
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There is one thing I have learned in life, most people can do any job, but not everybody can do every job...
That is so long the job is simple most folks can do it, but once it becomes complicated it is usually best to call an expert.

Personally, I would define an expert as a person who specifically does the job that needs doing, and they do only that or mostly that, they can and will do other things as well but their company's bread and butter is based on the job that needs doing.

For example, one might take a car with a transmission problem to a transmission shop.
And even thou that same shop can do the muffler, I might take a car with an exhaust problem to a muffler shop.
Why, because that is what they specialize in, hence they would be the closest to the folks I would call experts.
Whether they are experts is another story but I can fairly guarantee the transmission folks are far likelier to be transmission experts than the folks at the muffler shop, and vice versa.

Generally speaking, the rule holds true.

So speaking of gutters, I can do some.
Pretty much all single stories, and a few to several two story ones.

But when the roof consists of anything but tar asphalt shingle (such as cedar or slate)...
When the roof angles more than I'd care to think about.
When my ladder won't reach, when the dog is looking at me funny.
When it's complicated or there's a hill in back that sets the roof three stories into the air...
Or for any other reason I can see I don't want to do it?

The name of my company implies that I specialize in LAWN care.
That is what I do, competitors find it difficult to compete with me in grass cutting and even core aeration and fertilizing and all of those things surrounding lawn care, I do those things well and at a good price because that is what I do.

It's not that I can't do gutters, it's that my area of expertise has to do with lawns.
I don't mind doing gutters or any other work, so long I think I can handle it.
So when it comes to gutters I think I can't manage?
I do the same thing I would do when I have a transmission I can't fix.
Take it to the experts.

There exist companies out there who do nothing but gutters.
That is who I would refer those complicated roofs to.

Last edited by herler; 09-25-2013 at 10:28 PM.
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