Rain gutters are basic and affordable considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters help keep rain water off the siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them function even more efficiently is a smart investment.
Gutter guards are an affordable product you can install on almost any type of gutters, and they work as a protective screen for gutters so debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Purchasing gutter screens can be a money-saving choice that you’ll be rewarded for for many years.
There are a lot of styles of gutter guard. The type you choose to install depends on your budget and the type of gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Bossier City Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Bossier City. Call 318-239-7719 or click here for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!
On average, gutter guards cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. But in the long run, you will 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 keep most 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 styles, all of them block these larger pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters quickly since it isn’t blocked by any debris or leaves. Water is one of the primary causes of mold and mildew growth, so 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 gutters and off the roof can be a constant struggle. Every style of gutter guard stops pests from building nests within the gutter. Many homeowners decide 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 won’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards reduce the frequency in which you need to clean out the gutters – or or hire a company to do it for you – so that you might only have to have them cleaned out once each year.
Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is if 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 entire house. A basic gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you live in an area that gets below-freezing temperatures, snow and ice, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards can help prevent snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their unique designs redirect melting ice and snow to get it off your roof much faster.
These are all problems that impact hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the home. If you haven’t considered installing them before, it might 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 model you think will be the best – how much different could they be, right? – you will still have to install them properly. Ultimately, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the job for you.
Not only will their installation be a lot more reliable than DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer should be able to suggest the best type of gutter for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the styles, and they will consider each factor carefully when making their recommendation.
Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard service will think about when determining the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some gutter guards are designed for temporary use while others are built to last as long as your gutters. The material plays a key role in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The type of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in type that do not require any fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, can destroy your 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 some styles are visible. If that is an important requirement, you will be limited on the type of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have on your home. If it is important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it may be necessary for you to buy new gutters as well.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short warranty, but most of the aluminum types are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Bossier City (instead of doing it yourself), 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 Bossier City Gutters install your new gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them for FREE if there is any issue related to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in determining which gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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