Gutters are fairly simple and affordable considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable parts of your house. Gutters keep rain off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters and helps them function even more efficiently is a great investment as well.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive feature you can add to almost any style of gutters, and they function as a protective barrier for your gutters so large debris and animals can’t 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 types of gutter guard. The style you install will depend on your available budget and the type of gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Detroit Gutter Defense installs all styles of gutter guards in Detroit.
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Typically, 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 installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we think you should install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces settle in the gutter first, then small pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them stop larger pieces of debris from getting stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters quickly since it is unhindered by any large debris. Water is one of the major reasons for mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain spends 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 an endless struggle. Every model of gutter guard stops animals from building nests within the gutter. A lot of homeowners decide 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 won’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards can cut down the frequency in which you have to clean gutters – or have someone to do the job for you – so that you might only need to have them cleaned only once a year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if embers fall into gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, and then the entire home. 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 frequent below-freezing temps, snow and ice, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards can help prevent 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 affect hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of the home. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it could be time to think about it.
As you can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to go out and buy the model you think will work best – how different could they really be, right? – you still have to install them properly. All things considered, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation service 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 should be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They are familiar with all of the options, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the factors a gutter guard installer will think about when choosing the best 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 usage while some are built 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 style 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 the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, can damage your gutters if they’re not installed correctly.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If that is an important condition, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have. If it is very important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to purchase new gutters too.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed to last for 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installer in Detroit (rather than 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 Detroit Gutter Defense install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and fix them for FREE if there is an issue related to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in choosing the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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