Rain gutters are simple and low cost considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters help keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your house.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters from damage and helps them work even more efficiently is a great investment too.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive feature you can install on almost any style of gutters, and they serve as a protective screen for gutters so debris and pests aren’t able to get inside of them. Installing gutter screens can be a money-saving measure that you’ll thank yourself for many years.
There are a lot of types of gutter guard. The style you install depends on your budget and the type of gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Modesto Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Modesto. Call 209-238-2197 or click here for a FREE gutter guard installation quote today!
On average, gutter guards will cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. 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 roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then small pieces pile up around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them prevent larger pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters faster since it isn’t blocked by large debris or leaves. Water is one of the primary causes of mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the time rain is 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 can be a constant struggle. Every style of gutter guard stops animals from crafting nests within the gutter. A lot of homeowners decide to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards must be removed to clean the gutters, but if they are present, this project won’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards reduce the frequency that you have to clean gutters – or have someone to do the job for you – so that you might only have to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall inside of gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris gives the fire fuel 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 below-freezing temperatures, snow and ice, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards can help stop snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs purposefully redirect melting snow and ice to get it off your roof faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of American homes every year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the house. If you haven’t thought about installing them before, it might be time to think about it.
You can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to go out and purchase the model you think will work best – how different could they be, right? – you will still have to install them correctly. All things considered, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be much more reliable than DIY work, but a professional 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 know all of the options, and they will consider each factor when making their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard installer will consider when determining the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some gutter guards are designed for temporary use while some are built to last as long as your gutters will. The construction is a key factor 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 type that do not require fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could damage your gutters if they’re 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 visible. If this is an important condition, you are limited on the style of gutter guard you can have, 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 installed, it may be necessary to purchase new gutters.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a shorter warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Modesto (rather than 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 about having Modesto Gutter Service install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and fix them for FREE if there is an issue due to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in choosing the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a wide range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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