Rain gutters are simple and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting more valuable parts of your house. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it away from your house.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters and helps them function more efficiently is a good investment too.
Gutter guards are a low cost feature you can install on almost any style of gutters, and they work as a protective barrier for gutters so debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Purchasing gutter guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll thank yourself for year after year.
There are a lot of types of gutter guard. The style you install will depend on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Johns Creek Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Johns Creek. Call 678-658-3324 or click here for a FREE gutter guard installation quote today!
Typically, gutter guards will cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. In the long run, you’re going to save 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 help keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them block these larger pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to stream through the gutters faster because it is unhindered by debris. Rain is one of the main causes of mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain spends 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 struggle. Every model of gutter guard prevents pests from crafting nests inside of the gutter. Some homeowners decide to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed to clean the gutters, but when they are present, this project won’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards reduce the frequency that you need to clean gutters – or hire a professional to do the work for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if embers fall inside of gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, and then the rest of the home. A standard 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 sleet, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards help prevent snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs redirect melting snow and ice to get it off your roof faster.
These are all problems that impact hundreds of thousands of homes each year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of the home. If you’ve never thought about installing them before, it may be time to think about it.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to go out and install the model you think will work best – how much different could they really be, right? – you still have to install them correctly. All things considered, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the project for you.
Not only will their installation be a lot more reliable than your DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer will be able to recommend the best type of gutter for your home in the first place. They know all of the choices, and they will consider each factor in detail when making their recommendation.
Here are a few of the things a gutter guard company will think about when determining the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are made for temporary use and others are designed to last as long as your gutters. The construction is 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 themselves is the drop in kind that don’t require any fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might destroy your rain gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – Many gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If this 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 low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to buy new gutters as well.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a shorter warranty, but most of the aluminum types are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Johns Creek (rather than doing it yourself), 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 about having Johns Creek Gutter Service install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them free of charge if there is any issue related to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in deciding 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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