Gutters are fairly basic and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting much more valuable parts of your home. Gutters keep rain off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your foundation.
That means, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them function even more efficiently is a smart investment.
Gutter guards are a low cost product you can add to any type of gutters, and they function as a protective barrier for your gutters so debris and pests aren’t able to get inside of them. Buying leaf guards can be a money-saving decision that you’ll happy with for many years.
There are several types of gutter guard. The style you install depends on your budget and the type of gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Roanoke Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Roanoke.
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On average, gutter guards will cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. But in the long run, you’re going to save a lot of time and money by 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 help keep leaves and most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces of debris 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 start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by any large debris or leaves. Water is one of the main causes of mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain remains 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 can be an endless struggle. Every style of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests within the gutter. Some homeowners decide to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but if they are present, this job doesn’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards reduce the frequency that you need 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 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 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 temperatures, snow and ice, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards 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 issues that affect hundreds of thousands of homes every year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of your house. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it may be time to think about it.
As you can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to go out and install the model you think will be the 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 installer do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be much more reliable than DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer should be able to suggest the best type of gutter for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the choices, and they will consider each factor when deciding their recommendation.
Here are a few of the things a gutter guard service will consider when determining the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are made for temporary use while some are designed to last as long as your gutters. The construction is a key factor in how long 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 kind that don’t require any fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could damage your 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 others are visible. If this is an important requirement, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have. If it is important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it may be necessary to buy new gutters too.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum models are guaranteed to last for at least 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Roanoke (instead of doing it on your own), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Roanoke Gutters install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and fix them for FREE if there is any issue related to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in deciding which 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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