Gutters are fairly basic and inexpensive considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable areas of your home. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your home.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters from damage and helps them work even more efficiently is a great investment too.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive product you can add to almost any style of gutters, and they serve as a protective screen for gutters so debris and animals aren’t able to get inside of them. Installing leaf guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll be rewarded for year after year.
There are several styles of gutter guard. The style you choose to install depends on your budget and the type of gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
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Typically, gutter guards cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. In the long run, you will save a lot of time and money installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your home:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces settle in the gutter first, then small pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them stop these larger leaves and pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by any debris. Rain is one of the main causes of mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the amount of time rain is sitting still, leading to mold and mildew.
Prevent Pests from Nesting – Keeping squirrels, chipmunks, birds and insects out of rain gutters and off the roof is often an endless battle. Every model of gutter guard stops animals from building nests within the gutter. Many homeowners decide to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards must be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are installed, this job doesn’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards reduce the frequency in which you have to clean out the gutters – or have someone to do the work for you – so that you may only need to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is if embers fall into gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, and then the entire home. A basic gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you happen to live in an area that gets below-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet, you’ll be happy to know those gutter guards can help stop snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs redirect melting ice and snow to get it off your roof faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of your home. If you haven’t thought about installing them before, it might be time to think about it.
You can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to run out and purchase the type you think will be the best – how much different could they really be, right? – you still have to install them correctly. In the end, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be a lot more reliable than DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer will be able to suggest the best type of gutter for your house in the first place. They know all of the options, and they will consider each factor in detail when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the factors a gutter guard company will think about when determining the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some gutter guards are made for temporary use and others are built to last just as long as your gutters. The construction plays a key factor in how long the gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would suggest for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in type that don’t require fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, can destroy your rain gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards boast a low profile so they aren’t visible from ground level, while others are visible. If that is an important condition, you are limited on the style of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have on your home. If it is important for you to have low profile gutter guards installed, it might be necessary for you to install new gutters too.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in New Brunswick (rather than doing it on your own), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Select Gutter Service install your new gutter guards is that we’ll return and repair them free of charge if there is an issue related to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in choosing the gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a wide range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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