Rain gutters are fairly simple and inexpensive considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your house. Gutters help keep rain off the siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters and helps them work more efficiently is a smart investment too.
Gutter guards are a low cost feature you can install on almost any style of gutters, and they serve as a protective shield for your gutters so debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving decision that you’ll be rewarded for for year after year.
There are many types of gutter guard. The type you install depends on your budget and the type of gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Mobile Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Mobile. Call 251-220-7646 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’re going to save a lot of time and money by installing them. Here are some 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 of debris settle in the gutter first, then small pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the different gutter guard models, all of them block larger leaves and pieces of debris from becoming stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters quickly since it is unhindered by any large debris. Water is one of the main causes of mold and mildew growth, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits the time rain is sitting still, leading to mold and mildew.
Prevent Pests from Nesting – Keeping squirrels, chipmunks, birds and insects out of rain gutters and off the roof is often an endless struggle. Every model of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners decide to install gutter guards just for this reason.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards must 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 gutters – or or hire a company to do the work for you – so that you might only have to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris fuels the fire until it becomes too large and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the home. A standard gutter guard installation can protect your home from the risk of fire.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you live in an area that gets below-freezing temperatures, snow and ice, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards help stop snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs redirect melting ice and snow to get it off your roof faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of American homes every year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the home. 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 might be tempting to go out and install the type you think will be the best – how much different could they be, right? – you still have to install them properly. Ultimately, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation company do the job for you.
Not only will professional installation be a lot more reliable than your DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer will be able to suggest the best type of gutter for your home in the first place. They know all of the styles, and they will consider each factor in detail when deciding their recommendation.
Here are a few of the things a gutter guard service will take into account when choosing the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some are made for temporary usage while some 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 suggest for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in type that don’t 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’re not installed correctly.
Appearance – Many 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 will be 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 important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it may be necessary to buy new gutters.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a shorter warranty, but most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Mobile (rather than doing it yourself), 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 by having Mobile 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 from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in determining which gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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