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What are Gutter Guards?

Rain gutters are basic and affordable considering the purpose they serve: protecting much more valuable areas of your house. Gutters help keep rain off the siding, windows, patio, deck and basement, routing it discreetly away from your foundation.

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

Gutter guards are a low cost product you can install on almost any style of gutters, and they function as a protective shield for your gutters so debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Purchasing leaf guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll happy with for many years.

There are many types of gutter guard. The style you choose to install will depend on your budget and the type of rain gutters you have. Gutter guards are made of either aluminum, nylon or plastic.

SLC Gutter Solutions installs all styles of gutter guards in Salt Lake City.

Call 801-877-3415 for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!

Benefits of Gutter Guards

Typically, gutter guards cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. But in the long run, you’re going to save time and money by installing them. Here are a few of the reasons we recommend to install gutter guards on your home:

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

Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to stream through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by any debris or leaves. Rain is one of the main causes of mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the time rain is 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 an endless struggle. Every type of gutter guard prevents animals from building nests inside of the gutter. Many homeowners choose to install gutter guards just for this reason.

Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards have to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are present, this job doesn’t have to be done as regularly. Leaf guards can cut down the frequency that you have to clean out the gutters – or have someone to do the work for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned only once a 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, and then the entire house. A simple 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 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 affect hundreds of thousands of American 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 could be time to think about it.

Professional Gutter Guard Installation

You can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it may 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 correctly. Ultimately, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation company 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 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 take into account when deciding the best gutter guards for your home:

Material – Gutter guards can be made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are designed for temporary use and others are built to last as long as your gutters will. The construction plays a key role in how long the gutter guards will last.

Installation method – The type of gutter guards we would recommend for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in kind that do not require fastening to the gutters. Installing other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could damage your rain gutters if they’re not installed correctly.

Appearance – A lot of gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are visible. If this is an important condition, you will be limited on the style 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 low profile gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to purchase new gutters as well.

Warranty – A lot of gutter guard styles will come with a shorter manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed to last for at least 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installer in Salt Lake City (rather than doing it yourself), you won’t void the warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.

Another great thing about having SLC Gutter Solutions install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them for FREE if there is an issue related to the installation from our team.

Your budget is, of course, the last factor in determining the gutter guards you will have installed. We offer a wide range of options for all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.

Need Gutter Guard Installation? Call 801-877-3415 for a FREE gutter guard installation quote today!