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What are Gutter Guards?

Gutters are basic and inexpensive considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters help keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it away from your house.

Therefore, anything that can protect your gutters and helps them work more efficiently is a great investment.

Gutter guards are a low cost feature you can install on any type of gutters, and they function as a protective shield for gutters so debris and animals can’t get inside of them. Buying gutter screens can be a money-saving measure that you’ll happy with for many years.

There are many styles of gutter guard. The style you 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.

Fort Wayne Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in Fort Wayne.

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Benefits of Gutter Guards

On average, gutter guards will cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. But in the long run, you’re going to save a lot of time and money by installing them. Here are some of the reasons we encourage you to install gutter guards on your roof:

Improve Drainage by Preventing Clogs – Gutter guards help keep debris out of your gutters. Otherwise big pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then small pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the different gutter guard models, all of them stop these larger pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.

Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters quickly because it isn’t blocked by any debris or leaves. Rain is one of the primary causes of mold and mildew growth, therefore 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 rain gutters and off the roof can be a constant struggle. Every style of gutter guard stops pests from crafting 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 when they are installed, this project doesn’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards can cut down the frequency that you have to clean gutters – or hire a professional to do it for you – so that you may only need to have them cleaned out once a year.

Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if embers fall inside of gutters that have dry debris in them. This debris gives the fire fuel until it becomes too large and damages the roof, and then the rest of the home. A standard gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.

Prevent Ice Dams – If you happen to live in an area that gets frequent below-freezing temps, snow and sleet, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards 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 issues that affect hundreds of thousands of homes every year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of your home. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it may be time to think about it.

Professional Gutter Guard Installation

You can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to go out and buy the type you think will work best – how much different could they really be, right? – you will still have to install them properly. All things considered, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation service do the job for you.

Not only will professional installation be a lot more reliable than DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer should 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 when making their recommendation.

Here are a few of the factors a gutter guard installer will consider when deciding the perfect gutter guards for your home:

Material – Gutter guards are manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some gutter guards are made for temporary usage while some are designed to last as long as your gutters will. The construction is a key factor in how long gutter guards will last.

Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install themselves is the drop in kind that do not require any fastening to the gutters. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could damage your gutters if they are not installed the right way.

Appearance – A lot of gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while some styles are very obvious. If that is an important requirement, you are limited on the type of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the style of gutters you have. If it is important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards installed, it may be necessary to install new gutters.

Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a short 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 Fort Wayne (rather than doing it on your own), 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 about having Fort Wayne Gutters install your new gutter guards is that we’ll return and fix them free of charge if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.

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.

Need Gutter Guard Installation? Call 260-217-9790 for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!