Gutters are fairly simple and low cost considering the purpose they serve: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters keep rain off the siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your home.
That means, anything that can protect your gutters from damage and helps them function even more efficiently is a smart investment too.
Gutter guards are a low cost product you can add to any style of gutters, and they work as a protective screen for your gutters so large debris and animals won’t get inside of them. Purchasing gutter guards can be a money-saving decision that you’ll thank yourself for year after year.
There are several styles of gutter guard. The type you 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.
Federal Way Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Federal Way.
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On average, gutter guards will cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters themselves. But in the long run, you will save 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 keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, all of them block larger pieces of debris from getting stuck to begin with.
Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to stream through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by any large debris. Water is one of the main reasons for mold and mildew to grow, therefore moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the time rain is sitting still, possibly 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 an endless struggle. Every style of gutter guard stops animals from building nests inside of the gutter. Some homeowners choose to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed to clean the gutters, but if they are present, this job doesn’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards can reduce the frequency that you need to clean out the gutters – or have someone to do the job for you – so that you might only have to have them cleaned out once a year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, and then the entire house. A simple gutter guard installation can protect your home from the risk of fire.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you happen to live in an area that gets below-freezing temps, snow and sleet, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards can help stop 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 issues that affect hundreds of thousands of homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of your home. If you haven’t considered installing them before, it may be time to think about it.
As you can see, there are many benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to go out and purchase the type you think will be the best – how different could they be, right? – you still have to install them properly. In the end, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation company do the project for you.
Not only will their installation be more reliable than your DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to recommend the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They are familiar with all of the styles, and they will consider each factor in detail when making their recommendation.
Here are some of the factors a gutter guard installer will take into account when deciding the perfect gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards can be made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some gutter guards are made for temporary usage while others are designed to last just as long as your gutters will. The material is a key role in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only style of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in kind that don’t require fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could destroy your rain gutters if they are not installed correctly.
Appearance – A lot of gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while some styles are visible. If this is an important condition, you are limited on the type of gutter guard you can have, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have on your roof. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards installed, it may be necessary for you to buy new gutters as well.
Warranty – Many gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed to last for 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Federal Way (rather than doing it on your own), 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 Federal Way Gutters install your gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.
Your budget is, of course, the final factor in deciding the 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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