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What are Gutter Guards?

Gutters are fairly basic and low cost considering the purpose they serve: protecting more valuable parts of your house. Gutters keep rain water off the wood or siding, windows, porch, deck and basement, directing it discreetly away from your house.

That means, anything that protects your gutters and helps them function even more efficiently is a good investment too.

Gutter guards are an inexpensive feature you can install on any type of gutters, and they function as a protective barrier for your gutters so large debris and animals aren’t able to get inside of them. Installing leaf guards can be a money-saving choice that you’ll happy with for year after year.

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

Chicago Gutters Plus installs all styles of gutter guards in Chicago.

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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 will save time and money 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 larger pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then smaller pieces pile up around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, 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 faster because it is unhindered by any large debris. Water is one of the major reasons for mold and mildew growth, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the amount of 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 is often a constant battle. Every style of gutter guard prevents animals from building nests within the gutter. Many homeowners choose 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 installed, this job doesn’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards can reduce the frequency that you need to clean gutters – or have someone to do the work for you – so that you might only need to have them cleaned out once a year.

Protection From Fires – A typical way fires spread to homes is if 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, followed by 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 frequent below-freezing temps, snow and ice, you’ll be happy to know that gutter guards help prevent 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 problems that affect hundreds of thousands of homes each year. Gutter guards protect an important system that protects the rest of the house. If you’ve never considered installing them before, it might 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 purchase the model you think will work best – how different could they be, right? – you will still have to install them correctly. Ultimately, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation company do the project for you.

Not only will their installation be much more reliable than DIY work, but a professional gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to suggest the best type of gutter 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 factors a gutter guard installer will think about when deciding the best gutter guards for your home:

Material – Gutter guards are made of aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of other materials. Some are made for temporary use while some are built to last just as long as your gutters. The material plays a key role in how long the gutter guards will last.

Installation method – The only style 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, could damage your gutters if they are not installed correctly.

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

Warranty – Some 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 Chicago (rather than doing it yourself), 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 by having Chicago Gutters Plus install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and repair them free of charge if there is any issue related to the installation.

Your budget is, of course, the last factor in determining which 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 773-694-2808 for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!