Rain gutters are simple and affordable considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters keep rain off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your house.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters from damage and helps them work more efficiently is a smart investment.
Gutter guards are an affordable product you can install on almost any type of gutters, and they function as a protective screen for gutters so debris and pests aren’t able to get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll thank yourself for year after year.
There are a lot of styles of gutter guard. The style you choose to install will depend on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Fremont Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Fremont.
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On average, gutter guards cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. In the long run, you’re going to save a lot of time and money installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we recommend to install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces pile up around them. Of all the different gutter guard styles, all of them stop larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to stream through the gutters quickly because it isn’t blocked by any debris. Water is one of the main causes of mold and mildew growth, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the amount of 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 can be an endless struggle. Every model of gutter guard stops animals from crafting nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners choose 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 project doesn’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards can reduce the frequency that you have to clean out the gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you may only need to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is if embers fall inside of gutters where there is dry debris. This debris fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, and then the rest of the home. A basic gutter guard installation can protect your home from the risk of fire.
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 help stop snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their unique designs redirect melting snow and ice to get it off your roof 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 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 will still have to install them properly. All things considered, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be more reliable than your DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer should be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They are familiar with all of the options, and they will consider each factor when deciding their recommendation.
Here are some of the factors a gutter guard service will think about when determining the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some gutter guards are made for temporary usage while others are designed to last just as long as your gutters. The material is a key role in how long the 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. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could damage your rain gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – Some gutter guards offer a low profile so they aren’t visible from ground level, while others are visible. If this is an important condition, you are limited on the type of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have. If it is important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it might be necessary to purchase new gutters as well.
Warranty – Some gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installer in Fremont (rather than doing it on your own), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing about having Fremont Gutter Service install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and fix them free of charge if there is any issue related to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in choosing the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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