Gutters are basic and affordable considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable areas of your home. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your home.
That means, anything that can protect your gutters from damage and helps them function more efficiently is a good investment.
Gutter guards are a low cost product you can add to any style of gutters, and they function as a protective screen for your gutters so debris and pests can’t get inside of them. Buying gutter screens can be a money-saving measure that you’ll happy with for year after year.
There are several styles of gutter guard. The style you install will depend on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Better Bowling Green Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Bowling Green.
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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 by installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we recommend to install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces of debris pile up around them. Of all the different gutter guard models, all of them block these larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters faster because it isn’t blocked by any debris. Water is one of the main reasons for mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the amount of 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 can be an endless battle. Every type of gutter guard stops animals from building nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners choose to install gutter guards just for this reason.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are present, this project doesn’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards cut down the frequency that you need to clean out the gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you might only have to have them cleaned only once a year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall inside of gutters where there is dry debris. This debris fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. A simple gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you happen to live in an area that gets below-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards can help prevent snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs redirect melting ice and snow to get it off your roof much faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of the home. If you haven’t considered installing them before, it may be time to think about it.
You can see, there are many benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to go out and purchase the model 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 installation service do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be more reliable than DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to suggest the best type of gutter for your house in the first place. They know all of the styles, and they will consider each factor when deciding their recommendation.
Here are some of the factors a gutter guard installer will take into account when deciding the perfect 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 designed for temporary use while some are designed to last as long as your gutters will. The material plays a key factor in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only type of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in kind that do not require fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could destroy your rain gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they aren’t visible from ground level, while some styles are very obvious. If that is an important condition, you are limited on the style of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have. If it is very important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards installed, it may be necessary for you to purchase new gutters.
Warranty – Some 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 Bowling Green (instead of doing it on your own), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Better Bowling Green Gutters install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is an issue related 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 wide range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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