Rain gutters are fairly simple and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting much more valuable areas of your house. Gutters help keep rain off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your house.
That means, anything that protects your gutters and helps them work more efficiently is a great investment too.
Gutter guards are a low cost feature you can add to almost any type of gutters, and they serve as a protective shield for gutters so debris and animals can’t get inside of them. Buying gutter guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll happy with for many years.
There are many types of gutter guard. The type you choose to install depends on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Southfield Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Southfield.
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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 time and money by installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we recommend to install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them prevent larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters quickly because it is unhindered by debris or leaves. Rain is one of the major reasons for mold and mildew growth, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters limits the 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 is often a constant battle. Every type of gutter guard stops pests from crafting nests inside of the gutter. Some homeowners decide to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.
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 as often. Leaf guards can reduce the frequency in which you have to clean out the gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned out 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 gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the home. A basic gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you live in an area that gets frequent below-freezing temps, 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 unique designs purposefully redirect melting snow and ice to get it off your roof much faster.
These are all problems that affect hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of your home. If you’ve never thought about installing them before, it might 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 install the type you think will be the best – how much different could they be, right? – you will still have to install them properly. All things considered, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation service do the project for you.
Not only will professional installation be a lot more reliable than your DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer should be able to recommend 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 consider when deciding the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are designed for temporary use and others are designed to last just as long as your gutters. The construction plays a key factor in how long the gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only style of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in type that don’t require fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might destroy your rain gutters if they’re not installed the right way.
Appearance – Some gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If this is an important requirement, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have on your roof. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards installed, it might be necessary to buy new gutters.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Southfield (instead of doing it on your own), 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 Southfield Gutters install your gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them free of charge if there is any issue related to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in choosing the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a wide range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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