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What are Gutter Guards?

Gutters are simple and low cost considering how important they are: protecting more valuable areas of your home. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, routing it away from your home.

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

Gutter guards are a low cost product you can install on almost any type of gutters, and they serve as a protective screen for gutters so large debris and animals won’t get inside of them. Buying gutter guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll be rewarded for for many years.

There are a lot of types of gutter guard. The type you install depends on your available budget and the type of gutters you have on your home. Gutter guards are made of aluminum, nylon or plastic.

Westfield Gutter Service installs all styles of gutter guards in Westfield.

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Benefits of Gutter Guards

Typically, 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 think you should install gutter guards on your home:

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

Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to flow through the gutters faster because it isn’t blocked by large debris or leaves. Rain is one of the major causes of mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits the time rain remains 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 type of gutter guard stops pests from building nests inside of the gutter. Many 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 installed, this job won’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards can cut down the frequency that you have to clean 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 when embers fall into 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 entire 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 below-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet, you’ll be interested to know that gutter guards can 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 faster.

These are all problems that impact hundreds of thousands of American homes every year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of the home. If you haven’t considered installing them before, it could be time to think about it.

Professional Gutter Guard Installation

As 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 be the best – how different could they be, right? – you will still have to install them correctly. All things considered, you’re much better off having a professional gutter guard installation service do the project for you.

Not only will their installation be much more reliable than DIY work, but a gutter guard service and installer should be able to suggest the best type of gutter system for your house in the first place. They know all of the styles, and they will consider each factor carefully when deciding their recommendation.

Here are some of the things a gutter guard service will take into account when determining the perfect gutter guards for your home:

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

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

Appearance – Some gutter guards boast a low profile so they cannot be seen from ground level, while others are visible. If that is an important condition, you will be limited on the style of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have. If it is very important for you to have “invisible” gutter guards, it might be necessary for you to buy new gutters too.

Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a shorter manufacturer’s warranty, however most of the aluminum types are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Westfield (instead of doing it yourself), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should not lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.

Another great thing by having Westfield Gutter Service install your gutter guards is that we’ll come back and fix them free of charge if there is any 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 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 413-213-3531 for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!