Rain gutters are simple and low cost considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your house. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your home.
That means, anything that protects your gutters from damage and helps them work more efficiently is a smart investment too.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive feature you can add to almost any type of gutters, and they function as a protective screen for your gutters so debris and pests can’t get inside of them. Installing gutter guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll be rewarded for for year after year.
There are a lot of styles of gutter guard. The style you install depends on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Denver Gutters Plus installs all styles of gutter guards in Denver.
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On average, gutter guards will cost about 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 encourage you to install gutter guards on your home:
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 small pieces pile up around them. Of all the different gutter guard styles, all of them stop these 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 any debris. Rain is one of the primary causes of mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain is 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 can be a constant battle. Every model of gutter guard stops pests from crafting nests within the gutter. A lot of homeowners decide to install gutter guards just for this reason.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed to clean the gutters, but if they are present, this project doesn’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 common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall inside of gutters where there is dry debris. This debris fuels the fire until it grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. 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 frequent below-freezing temps, snow and ice, 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 much 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 your house. If you haven’t thought about installing them before, it might 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 buy the model you think will be the best – how different could they really be, right? – you still have to install them correctly. In the end, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installer do the project for you.
Not only will professional installation be a lot more reliable than your DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to recommend the best type of gutter for your house in the first place. They know all of the options, and they will consider each factor when deciding their recommendation.
Here are a few of the things a gutter guard service will consider when determining the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some gutter guards are made for temporary use and others are designed to last as long as your gutters. The material plays a key role in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in kind that do not require any fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, can damage your gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – Many gutter guards offer a low profile so they aren’t visible from ground level, while some styles are visible. If this is an important condition, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have on your home. If it is very important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards installed, it may be necessary for you to buy new gutters.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed to last for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installer in Denver (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Denver Gutters Plus install your gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is any issue related to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in determining 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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