Rain gutters are fairly basic and low cost considering the purpose they serve: protecting more valuable parts of your home. Gutters help keep rain water off the siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it away from your home.
That means, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them work even more efficiently is a good investment as well.
Gutter guards are a low cost product you can install on any type of gutters, and they function as a protective screen for your gutters so large debris and animals can’t get inside of them. Purchasing gutter guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll be rewarded for for year after year.
There are several styles of gutter guard. The style 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.
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On average, gutter guards will cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. In the long run, you’re going to save time and money installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep leaves and most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces settle in the gutter first, then small pieces of debris pile up around them. Of all the different gutter guard models, all of them stop larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to stream through the gutters quickly because it is unhindered by any debris. Rain is one of the main causes of mold and mildew growth, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits the time rain spends sitting still, leading to mold and mildew.
Prevent Pests from Nesting – Keeping squirrels, chipmunks, birds and insects out of your gutters and off the roof is often an endless battle. Every style of gutter guard prevents pests from crafting nests within the gutter. Some homeowners decide to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed to clean the gutters, but when they are installed, this job won’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards cut down the frequency that you have to clean out the gutters – or have someone to do the work for you – so that you might only have to have them cleaned only once a year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is when embers fall inside of gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris gives the fire fuel until it becomes too large 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 live in an area that gets frequent below-freezing temps, snow and ice, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards help prevent snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their unique designs purposefully redirect melting snow and ice to get it off your roof much faster.
These are all problems that impact hundreds of thousands of homes every year. Gutter guards protect a vital 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 may be tempting to run out and buy the type you think will work best – how different could they really be, right? – you will still have to install them properly. All things considered, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation company do the project for you.
Not only will their installation be a lot more reliable than DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to suggest the best type of gutter for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the styles, and they will consider each factor in detail when deciding their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard company will consider when choosing the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some gutter guards are designed for temporary use and others are built to last as long as your gutters. The construction is a key factor in how long the gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only 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, might destroy your rain gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – Many gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are visible. If that is an important condition, you are limited on the type of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary to install new gutters.
Warranty – Some gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum types are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installer in Parker (instead of doing it on your own), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing about having Parker Gutters & More! install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in determining 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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