Rain gutters are basic and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting more valuable areas of your house. Gutters keep rain off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters and helps them function even more efficiently is a good investment too.
Gutter guards are a low cost product you can install on any style of gutters, and they work as a protective barrier for gutters so debris and animals aren’t able to get inside of them. Purchasing gutter screens can be a money-saving choice that you’ll thank yourself for year after year.
There are many styles of gutter guard. The type you choose to install will depend on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Choice Clarksville Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Clarksville. Call 931-202-9698 or click here for a FREE gutter guard installation quote today!
Typically, 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 think you should install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces settle in the gutter first, then small pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the different gutter guard styles, all of them block these larger pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to stream through the gutters quickly since it is unhindered by debris. Rain is one of the major reasons for mold and mildew growth, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the amount of 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 is often an endless struggle. Every style of gutter guard prevents pests from crafting nests inside of the gutter. Some homeowners decide to install gutter guards just for this reason.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards must be removed to clean the gutters, but when they are present, this job won’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards cut down the frequency that you need to clean gutters – or have someone to do the job 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 inside of gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, followed by 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 below-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards help prevent snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their unique designs 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’ve never thought about installing them before, it may be time to think about it.
As 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 really be, right? – you still have to install them correctly. In the end, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation company do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be more reliable than DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer should be able to recommend the best type of gutter for your house in the first place. They know all of the styles, and they will consider each factor when making their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard company will think about when deciding 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 and some are designed to last as long as your gutters will. The material plays a key role in how long the gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in kind 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 rain gutters if they’re not installed correctly.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while some styles are visible. If this 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 home. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to purchase new gutters too.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a shorter warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in CITY (instead of doing it on your own), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing about having Choice Clarksville Gutters install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them free of charge if there is an issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in determining the 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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