Gutters are fairly simple and low cost considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable areas of your home. Gutters keep rain water off the siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your home.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them work even more efficiently is a good investment as well.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive product you can add to almost any style of gutters, and they work as a protective barrier for gutters so large debris and animals can’t get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll be rewarded for for year after year.
There are many styles of gutter guard. The type you install depends on your available budget and the type of gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Sacramento Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Sacramento.
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On average, gutter guards will cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. In the long run, you’re going to save a lot of time and money by installing them. Here are some of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them block larger pieces of debris from getting stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters quickly since it isn’t blocked by any large debris. Rain is one of the major causes of mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain remains sitting still, possibly 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 a constant struggle. Every model of gutter guard prevents animals from crafting nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners decide to install gutter guards just for this reason.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are installed, this job won’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards can reduce the frequency that you have to clean out the gutters – or hire a professional to do the work for you – so that you may only need to have them cleaned out once each year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris fuels the fire until it becomes too large and damages the roof, followed by the entire house. A simple gutter guard installation can protect your home from the risk of fire.
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 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 issues that affect hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important 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 a lot of 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 properly. Ultimately, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the project for you.
Not only will professional installation be more reliable than your DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer should be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the options, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard company will think about when choosing the perfect 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 usage while others are built to last just 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 encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in type that don’t require any fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, can damage your gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If that is an important condition, you are limited on the style of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have on your roof. If it is important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to purchase new gutters.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a short warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Sacramento (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Sacramento Gutter Service install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is any issue related to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in deciding 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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