Gutters are simple and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting much more valuable parts of your house. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your house.
That means, anything that protects your gutters and helps them function even more efficiently is a smart investment.
Gutter guards are an affordable feature you can add to any type of gutters, and they serve as a protective shield for your gutters so large debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Installing gutter guards can be a money-saving choice 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 gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Montgomery Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Montgomery. Call 334-231-5941 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 themselves. In the long run, you will save time and money by installing them. Here are some of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them block larger pieces of debris from getting stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by any large debris. Rain is one of the primary reasons for mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain is 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 a constant battle. Every type of gutter guard stops pests 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 if they are installed, this project won’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards can reduce the frequency that you have to clean out the gutters – or hire a professional to do the job for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned out once a year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is when embers fall inside of gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the home. 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 happy to know that gutter guards help stop snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs purposefully redirect melting ice and snow to get it off your roof faster.
These are all problems that impact hundreds of thousands of American homes every year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the home. If you’ve never thought about installing them before, it could be time to think about it.
As you can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to go out and buy the type you think will work best – how much different could they really be, right? – you still have to install them properly. All things considered, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation company do the project for you.
Not only will their installation be more reliable than DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer will be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They know all of the options, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the factors a gutter guard service will think about when choosing the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are made for temporary usage while others are built to last just as long as your gutters will. The material plays a key role in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only type of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in kind that do not require fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could damage your gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are visible. If this is an important requirement, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have. If it is important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards installed, it might be necessary to install 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 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installer in Montgomery (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing about having Montgomery Gutter Service install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and repair them free of charge if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the last 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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