Gutters are simple and affordable considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable areas of your house. Gutters help keep rain off the siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it away from your foundation.
That means, anything that protects your gutters from damage and helps them function more efficiently is a smart investment.
Gutter guards are an affordable product you can add to almost any style of gutters, and they serve as a protective screen for gutters so large debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Installing gutter guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll happy with for year after year.
There are several types of gutter guard. The type you choose to install depends on your available budget and the type of gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Virginia Beach Gutter Solutions installs all styles of gutter guards in Virginia Beach.
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On average, gutter guards cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. In the long run, you will save a lot of time and money installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep leaves and most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the different gutter guard styles, all of them block 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 is unhindered by large debris. Water is one of the major causes of mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the time rain is sitting still, possibly leading to mold and mildew.
Prevent Pests from Nesting – Keeping squirrels, chipmunks, birds and insects out of gutters and off the roof is often an endless battle. Every style of gutter guard stops pests from building nests inside of the gutter. Some homeowners decide to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed to clean the gutters, but if they are present, this job won’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards reduce the frequency that you have to clean out the gutters – or hire a professional to do it for you – so that you might only need to have them cleaned out once a year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is when embers fall inside of gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, and then the rest of the house. 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 below-freezing temps, snow and ice, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards 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 much faster.
These are all issues that impact hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the home. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it might 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 buy 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 having a professional gutter guard installer do the project for you.
Not only will professional installation be more reliable than DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer will be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They know all of the options, and they will consider each factor in detail when deciding their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard company will take into account when recommending 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 type of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in type that don’t require any 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 the right way.
Appearance – Many gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen 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 have, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have. If it is important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to purchase new gutters as well.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum types are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installer in Virginia Beach (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 by having Virginia Beach Gutter Solutions install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in deciding the gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a wide range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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