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 siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, routing it away from your foundation.
Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters from damage and helps them work more efficiently is a smart investment.
Gutter guards are an inexpensive product you can install on any type of gutters, and they serve as a protective barrier for gutters so large debris and pests can’t get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll thank yourself for many years.
There are many types of gutter guard. The style you choose to install depends on your available budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.
Total Tigard Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Tigard.
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Typically, gutter guards will cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. In the long run, you’re going to save time and money installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your roof:
Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards keep most debris out of your gutters. Otherwise larger pieces settle in the gutter first, then small pieces pile up around them. Of all the many gutter guard styles, 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 quickly since it is unhindered by any large debris or leaves. Rain is one of the primary reasons for mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits 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 a constant battle. Every style of gutter guard prevents pests from building nests within the gutter. Some homeowners decide to install gutter guards for this reason alone.
Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are present, this project doesn’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards can cut down 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 have to have them cleaned out once each year.
Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is when embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it grows and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. A basic gutter guard installation can protect your home from the risk of fire.
Prevent Ice Dams – If you 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 redirect melting snow and ice to get it off your roof 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 home. If you’ve never 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 run out and install the type you think will be the best – how much different could they really be, right? – you will still have to install them correctly. 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 more reliable than your DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer will be able to recommend the best type of gutter system for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the styles, and they will consider each factor in detail when deciding their recommendation.
Here are some of the things a gutter guard company will think about when recommending the best gutter guards for your home:
Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are designed for temporary usage while some are built to last just as long as your gutters. The material plays a key factor in how long gutter guards will last.
Installation method – The only type of gutter guards we would suggest for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in type that do not require fastening to the gutters. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, can destroy your gutters if they are not installed the right way.
Appearance – Many gutter guards offer a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while some styles are very obvious. If this 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. If it is important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it may be necessary for you to purchase new gutters too.
Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for 10-20 years. By having a licensed gutter guard installation company in Tigard (rather than doing it on your own), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should their installation void your roof’s warranty.
Another great thing by having Total Tigard Gutters install your 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 final factor in determining the gutter guards you will have installed. We provide a wide range of options for every budget, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.
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