Rain gutters are fairly basic and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting much more valuable parts of your house. Gutters help keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them function more efficiently is a great investment too.
Gutter guards are an affordable feature you can add to any style of gutters, and they work as a protective screen for gutters so large debris and pests can’t get inside of them. Installing gutter guards can be a money-saving decision that you’ll be rewarded for for many years.
There are a lot of types of gutter guard. The type you install depends on your budget and the type of gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
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On average, gutter guards cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. But in the long run, you’re going to 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 roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then small pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them block these larger pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to stream through the gutters quickly since it is unhindered by any debris or leaves. Water is one of the main causes of mold and mildew growth, 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 a constant battle. Every model of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests within the gutter. Many homeowners choose to install gutter guards just for this reason.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed to clean the gutters, but if they are present, this project won’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards reduce the frequency in which you have to clean out the gutters – or or hire a company to do it 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 when embers fall inside of gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, and then the rest of the home. A standard gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you live in an area that gets below-freezing temperatures, snow and ice, you’ll be interested 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 faster.
These are all problems that impact hundreds of thousands of American homes every year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of the house. If you haven’t thought about installing them before, it may be time to think about it.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to go out and install the model you think will be the best – how different could they be, right? – you still have to install them correctly. Ultimately, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will professional installation be much more reliable than your DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer will be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They are familiar with all of the choices, and they will consider each factor when deciding their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard installer will consider when choosing the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some gutter guards are designed for temporary usage and others are designed to last just as long as your gutters. The material is a key role in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The type of gutter guards we would suggest for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in type that do not require fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might damage your rain gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – Some gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If this is an important requirement, you are limited on the style of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have. If it is important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it may be necessary to buy new gutters as well.
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 installation company in Fayetteville (instead of doing it yourself), 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 Fayetteville Gutter Service install your 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 deciding the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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