Gutters are fairly simple and low cost considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters help keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it away from your house.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them work more efficiently is a smart investment too.
Gutter guards are an affordable product you can install on almost any type of gutters, and they work as a protective screen for your gutters so debris and pests aren’t able to get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll be rewarded for for many years.
There are a lot of types of gutter guard. The style you choose to install will depend on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Indy Gutters, Inc. installs all styles of gutter guards in Indianapolis.
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On average, gutter guards cost around 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 think you should install gutter guards on your home:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then small pieces of debris pile up around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them stop larger pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to stream through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by large debris or leaves. Rain is one of the primary reasons for mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters reduces 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 rain gutters and off the roof is often an endless battle. Every style of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests within the gutter. A lot of homeowners choose to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed to clean the gutters, but if they are installed, this job doesn’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards reduce the frequency in which you need to clean gutters – or hire a professional to do the work for you – so that you might only need to have them cleaned only once a 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, and then the entire 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 below-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet, you’ll be happy 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 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 a lot of benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to run out and purchase the model you think will work best – how different could they be, right? – you still have to install them properly. In the end, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be much more reliable than DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to recommend the best type of gutter system for your home 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 installer will think about when recommending the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are designed for temporary use while some are designed to last as long as your gutters will. The material is a key role in how long the gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in type that do not require fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might destroy your rain gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – Some gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are visible. If that is an important condition, you are limited on the type of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards installed, it might be necessary for you to install new gutters too.
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 having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Indianapolis (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Indy Gutters, Inc. install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and fix them for FREE if there is an issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in deciding 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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