Gutters are basic and low cost considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your house. Gutters keep rain off the siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your foundation.
That means, anything that protects your gutters and helps them work more efficiently is a great investment as well.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive feature you can install on almost any style of gutters, and they work as a protective shield for gutters so large debris and pests aren’t able to get inside of them. Installing gutter screens can be a money-saving decision that you’ll happy with for many years.
There are a lot of styles of gutter guard. The type you choose to install will depend on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Folsom Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Folsom. Call 916-252-1635 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 cost themselves. In the long run, you will save time and money by installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we recommend to install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then small pieces pile up around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them prevent these larger pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to stream through the gutters quickly since it is unhindered by any large debris. Rain is one of the primary reasons for mold and mildew growth, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the time rain remains 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 model of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests within the gutter. A lot of homeowners decide to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are installed, this project doesn’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards can cut down the frequency that you have to clean gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned only once a year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris fuels the fire until it becomes too large and damages the roof, and then the entire home. A simple 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 frequent below-freezing temps, 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 ice and snow to get it off your roof faster.
These are all issues that impact 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 many benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to run out and buy the type you think will work best – how much different could they really be, right? – you will still have to install them correctly. All things considered, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation company do the job 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 recommend the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They know all of the choices, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard company will take into account when determining the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some gutter guards are designed for temporary use and others are built to last just as long as your gutters. The material is a key role in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only type of gutter guards we would suggest for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in kind 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, could damage your gutters if they’re not installed correctly.
Appearance – Many gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If that 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 may be necessary for you to purchase new gutters.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a shorter warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Folsom (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing about having Folsom Gutter Service install your new 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 determining which gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a wide range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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