Rain gutters are fairly basic and low cost considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters help keep rain water off the siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it away from your home.
That means, anything that protects your gutters from damage and helps them work more efficiently is a good investment as well.
Gutter guards are an affordable feature you can add to almost any style of gutters, and they serve as a protective barrier for your gutters so debris and animals aren’t able to get inside of them. Buying gutter screens can be a money-saving choice that you’ll happy with for many years.
There are a lot of styles of gutter guard. The style you install depends on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Fresno Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Fresno. Call 559-206-6450 or click here for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!
On average, gutter guards cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. But in the long run, you’re going to save time and money 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 different gutter guard models, all of them stop these larger leaves and pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters faster because it is unhindered by any debris. Water is one of the major reasons for mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the 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 an endless struggle. Every type of gutter guard prevents animals from crafting nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners choose 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 project won’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards cut down the frequency in which you have to clean out the gutters – or hire a professional to do it for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is when embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it becomes too large and damages the roof, and then the rest of the 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 below-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards can 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 faster.
These are all issues that impact hundreds of thousands of American homes every year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the house. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it might be time to think about it.
You can see, there are a lot of benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to go out and buy the type you think will work best – how different could they really be, right? – you still have to install them properly. Ultimately, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation service do the job for you.
Not only will professional installation be much more reliable than your DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer should be able to recommend the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They are familiar with all of the styles, and they will consider each factor when deciding their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard installer will think about when deciding the best 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 made for temporary use while others are built to last just as long as your gutters will. The construction is a key role in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would suggest for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in type that do not require any fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might destroy your gutters if they’re not installed the right way.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while some styles are visible. If that is an important requirement, you will be 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 low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary to purchase new gutters as well.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed to last for at least 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installer in Fresno (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 Fresno Gutter Service install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in choosing which gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a wide range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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