Gutters are simple and inexpensive considering the purpose they serve: protecting much more valuable parts of your home. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters from damage and helps them work even more efficiently is a smart investment as well.
Gutter guards are an affordable feature you can add to almost any type of gutters, and they work as a protective screen for your gutters so debris and pests can’t get inside of them. Installing gutter screens can be a money-saving measure that you’ll be rewarded for for year after year.
There are many types of gutter guard. The style you install depends on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Discount Gutter Services installs all styles of gutter guards in Dayton. Call 937-400-2640 or click here for a FREE gutter guard installation quote today!
On average, gutter guards cost about 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 some of the reasons we recommend to install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them prevent larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters quickly because it isn’t blocked by any debris. Water is one of the primary 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 gutters and off the roof is often a constant struggle. Every model 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 have to be removed to clean the gutters, but when they are present, this project won’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards reduce the frequency that you need to clean out the gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you may only need to have them cleaned out 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 entire house. A basic gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you happen to live in an area that gets 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 designs redirect melting ice and snow to get it off your roof faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of your house. If you haven’t thought about installing them before, it could be time to think about it.
You can see, there are a lot of benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to run out and install the model you think will be the best – how much different could they really be, right? – you will still have to install them properly. Ultimately, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation company do the project 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 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 carefully when deciding their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard installer will consider when deciding the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some gutter guards are designed for temporary use and others are built to last as long as your gutters will. The construction plays a key factor in how long the gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in type that do not require any fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could destroy your rain gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – Many gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are visible. If this is an important condition, you will be limited on the type 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 installed, it might be necessary to buy new gutters.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Dayton (rather than doing it on your own), 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 Discount Gutter Services install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in choosing the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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