Gutters are fairly basic and inexpensive considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable parts of your home. Gutters 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 and helps them work even more efficiently is a smart investment too.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive feature you can add to any type of gutters, and they work as a protective screen for gutters so large debris and animals won’t get inside of them. Purchasing gutter screens can be a money-saving choice that you’ll thank yourself for many years.
There are many styles of gutter guard. The style you choose to install will depend on your available budget and the type of gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
AllClean Akron Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Akron. Call 330-302-1044 or click here for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!
On average, gutter guards cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. But in the long run, you’re going to save time and money installing them. Here are some of the reasons we think you should install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them prevent these larger pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to stream through the gutters quickly because it isn’t blocked by any large debris or leaves. Water is one of the primary reasons for mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain remains sitting still, 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 battle. Every model of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners decide to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but if they are installed, this job doesn’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards reduce the frequency in which you need to clean out the gutters – or hire a professional to do it for you – so that you might only need to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. A standard gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you live in an area that gets frequent below-freezing temps, snow and ice, you’ll be interested 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 much faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the home. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it might be time to think about it.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to run out and install the type you think will be the best – how much different could they really be, right? – you will still have to install them correctly. Ultimately, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be much more reliable than your DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They are familiar with all of the choices, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard company will consider when choosing the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some are made for temporary use and some are designed to last just as long as your gutters will. The construction is a key factor in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The type of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in kind that do not require any fastening to the gutters. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might destroy your gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while some styles are visible. If that is an important requirement, 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 home. If it is very important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it may be necessary for you to buy new gutters.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum types are guaranteed to last for at least 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Akron (instead of doing it on your own), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing about having AllClean Akron Gutters install your new gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them free of charge if there is an issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in choosing which gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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