Gutters are basic and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting much more valuable areas of your home. Gutters help keep rain off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your house.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them work even more efficiently is a great investment too.
Gutter guards are an affordable feature you can add to almost any type of gutters, and they work as a protective barrier for gutters so large debris and pests can’t get inside of them. Buying gutter screens can be a money-saving decision that you’ll thank yourself for many years.
There are many types of gutter guard. The type you install will depend on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Prime Gutters, Inc. installs all styles of gutter guards in Peabody.
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Typically, gutter guards cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. But in the long run, you will save time and money installing them. Here are some of the reasons we think you should install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces settle in the gutter first, then small pieces pile up around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them block these larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by any debris or leaves. Rain is one of the main reasons for mold and mildew growth, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the time rain is 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 battle. Every model of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners decide to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but if they are present, this job doesn’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards cut down the frequency that you have to clean gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned only once a year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall into gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, and then the rest of the 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 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 snow and ice to get it off your roof faster.
These are all issues that affect hundreds of thousands of homes each year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of your house. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it could be time to think about it.
You can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to go out and buy the type you think will be the best – how much different could they really be, right? – you still have to install them properly. All things considered, you’re much better off having 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 are familiar with all of the choices, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard service will think about 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 are made for temporary use and others are built to last as long as your gutters will. The construction plays a key factor in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only type 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 other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might damage your rain gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are visible. If this is an important requirement, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have on your home. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to install new gutters.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Peabody (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 Prime Gutters, Inc. install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and repair them free of charge if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in choosing 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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