Rain gutters are fairly simple and low cost considering how important they are: protecting much more valuable areas of your house. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that protects your gutters and helps them work more efficiently is a great investment too.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive product you can add to almost any type of gutters, and they function as a protective barrier for gutters so large debris and animals aren’t able to get inside of them. Installing gutter screens can be a money-saving measure that you’ll be rewarded for for year after year.
There are many 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 either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
LikeNew Loveland Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Loveland.
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On average, gutter guards will cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. But in the long run, you will save time and money installing them. Here are some of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your house:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep leaves and most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces of debris pile up around them. Of all the different gutter guard styles, all of them block these larger leaves and pieces of debris from becoming stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by any large debris. Water is one of the major causes of mold and mildew growth, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits the amount of time rain spends 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 style of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests within the gutter. A lot of 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 present, this job won’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards reduce the frequency in which you have to clean out the gutters – or hire a professional to do it for you – so that you might only need to have them cleaned only once each year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if embers fall inside of gutters where there is dry debris. This debris fuels the fire until it becomes too large and damages the roof, and then the rest of the home. A basic 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 temps, snow and sleet, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards can help stop snow and ice from staying up on your roof. Their designs purposefully 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 the 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 run out and purchase the type you think will be the best – how different could they be, right? – you will still have to install them properly. In the end, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installer do the project for you.
Not only will professional installation be 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 choices, and they will consider each factor when deciding their recommendation.
Here are a few of the things a gutter guard installer will take into account when deciding the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some are made for temporary use and others are designed to last as long as your gutters. The construction is a key factor in how long the gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in type that do not require any fastening to the gutters. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, might damage your gutters if they’re not installed the right way.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are very obvious. If that is an important condition, you are 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 very important for you to have low profile gutter guards installed, it might be necessary to install new gutters too.
Warranty – A lot of gutter guard styles will come with a shorter manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum types are guaranteed to last for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Loveland (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having LikeNew Loveland Gutters install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them for FREE if there is an issue due to the installation.
Your budget is, of course, the last factor in determining the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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