Gutters are fairly basic and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting more valuable areas of your house. Gutters help keep rain off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your home.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them function even more efficiently is a great investment as well.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive product you can add to almost any type of gutters, and they serve as a protective screen for gutters so debris and animals won’t get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll happy with for year after year.
There are many types of gutter guard. The type you choose to install will depend on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Elk Grove Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Elk Grove.
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Typically, gutter guards cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. In the long run, you’re going to save time and money by installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we think you should install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them stop larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters faster because it isn’t blocked by debris or leaves. Rain is one of the main causes of mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the time rain spends sitting still, leading to mold and mildew.
Prevent Pests from Nesting – Keeping squirrels, chipmunks, birds and insects out of gutters and off the roof can be an endless struggle. Every type of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners decide to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are installed, this project doesn’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards reduce the frequency that you need to clean gutters – or have someone to do the work for you – so that you may only need to have them cleaned only once a year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if embers fall into gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris gives the fire fuel until it becomes too large and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. A standard gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you happen to live in an area that gets frequent below-freezing temps, snow and sleet, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards help prevent snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs purposefully redirect melting snow and ice to get it off your roof much faster.
These are all issues that impact hundreds of thousands of homes every year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the home. If you’ve never thought about installing them before, it may be time to think about it.
You can see, there are many benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to go out and purchase the model you think will be the best – how different could they be, right? – you still have to install them properly. Ultimately, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation service do the project for you.
Not only will professional installation be a lot more reliable than DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to recommend the best type of gutter for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the options, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard installer will take into account when choosing the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are designed for temporary usage while some are designed to last as long as your gutters. The material is a key factor in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The type of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in type that don’t require fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could destroy your rain gutters if they’re not installed correctly.
Appearance – Some gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If this is an important condition, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have on your roof. If it is important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards installed, it may be necessary for you to install new gutters.
Warranty – A lot of gutter guard styles will come with a shorter warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed to last for at least 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installer in Elk Grove (rather than doing it yourself), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Elk Grove Gutter Service install your gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in deciding which gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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