Gutters are basic and low cost considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable parts of your home. Gutters keep rain off the siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your home.
That means, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them work even more efficiently is a smart investment as well.
Gutter guards are an affordable feature you can install on any type of gutters, and they work as a protective barrier for your gutters so large debris and animals can’t get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll happy with for year after year.
There are a lot of styles of gutter guard. The style you choose to install depends on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
AllClean Aurora Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Aurora.
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Typically, gutter guards will cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. In the long run, you will save a lot of time and money by installing them. Here are some of the reasons we think you should install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces pile up around them. Of all the different gutter guard styles, all of them block larger pieces of debris from becoming stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to stream through the gutters quickly because it isn’t blocked by debris. Rain is one of the main reasons for mold and mildew growth, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the time rain spends sitting still, possibly 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 struggle. Every model of gutter guard stops animals from crafting nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners choose to install gutter guards just for this reason.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are installed, this project won’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards reduce the frequency that you have to clean 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 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 grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. A simple gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you live in an area that gets below-freezing temps, snow and sleet, you’ll be interested to know that 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 much faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of homes each year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of your home. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it could be time to think about it.
You can see, there are many benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to run out and purchase the model you think will work best – how much different could they be, right? – you still have to install them properly. In the end, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will professional installation be a lot more reliable than DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer should be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They know all of the options, and they will consider each factor when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard company will consider when recommending 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 made for temporary usage and some are built to last as long as your gutters. The construction is a key factor in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The type of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in type that do not require fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could damage your rain gutters if they’re not installed correctly.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards boast a low profile so they aren’t visible from ground level, while some styles are very obvious. If this 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. If it is very important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to buy new gutters as well.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a shorter manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed to last for 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installer in Aurora (rather than 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 AllClean Aurora Gutters install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in determining the gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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