Rain gutters are fairly simple and affordable considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable areas of your house. Gutters help keep rain water off the siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them function more efficiently is a great investment.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive feature you can install on almost any style of gutters, and they work as a protective barrier for your gutters so large debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Buying leaf guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll be rewarded for many years.
There are several types of gutter guard. The type you choose to install will depend on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Greenville Gutter Solutions installs all styles of gutter guards in Greenville.
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Typically, gutter guards cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. But in the long run, you will 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 roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them prevent these larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters faster since it isn’t blocked by any large debris. Rain is one of the major causes of mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces 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 rain gutters and off the roof can be an endless battle. Every type of gutter guard prevents animals from building nests inside of the gutter. Some homeowners choose to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed to clean the gutters, but when they are installed, this job doesn’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards can reduce the frequency in which you have to clean gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you may only need 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 fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. A basic gutter guard installation can protect your home from the risk of fire.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you happen to live in an area that gets frequent below-freezing temps, snow and sleet, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards can help stop snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their unique 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 a vital system that protects the rest of the home. 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 might be tempting to go out and purchase the type you think will work best – how different could they be, right? – you still have to install them correctly. In the end, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation service do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be more reliable than your DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to recommend the best type of gutter system for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the styles, and they will consider each factor carefully when deciding their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard company will think about when deciding the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some are designed for temporary usage while others are designed to last just as long as your gutters. The construction plays a key role in how long the 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 do not require any fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, can damage your rain gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards boast a low profile so they aren’t visible from ground level, while others are very obvious. If that is an important requirement, you are limited on the style of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have on your home. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary to purchase new gutters as well.
Warranty – A lot of gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed to last for at least 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Greenville (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Greenville Gutter Solutions install your new gutter guards is that we’ll return and repair them free of charge if there is an issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in deciding which gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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