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What are Gutter Guards?

Rain gutters are simple 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, directing it away from your house.

Therefore, anything that protects your gutters from damage and helps them work even more efficiently is a good investment as well.

Gutter guards are an inexpensive product you can add to any style of gutters, and they function as a protective barrier for your gutters so large debris and animals won’t get inside of them. Buying leaf guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll thank yourself for year after year.

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

ATL Gutters, Inc. installs all styles of gutter guards in Atlanta.

Call 470-250-2904 for a FREE gutter guard installation quote today!

Benefits of Gutter Guards

Typically, gutter guards cost about as much per linear foot as the gutters 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 think you should install gutter guards on your house:

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

Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards help water to flow through the gutters faster since it isn’t blocked by large debris or leaves. Rain is one of the main reasons for mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters reduces the amount of time rain spends 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 is often a constant struggle. Every style of gutter guard prevents pests from crafting nests within the gutter. Some 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 if they are present, this project doesn’t have to be done as often. Leaf guards cut down the frequency that you have to clean gutters – or or hire a company to do the job for you – so that you may only have to have them cleaned out once each year.

Protection From Fires – A common 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 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 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 purposefully redirect melting ice and snow to get it off your roof faster.

These are all issues that impact hundreds of thousands of American homes each year. Gutter guards protect a vital system that protects the rest of your home. If you’ve never thought about installing them before, it might be time to think about it.

Professional Gutter Guard Installation

As you can see, there are several benefits of gutter guards. While it may be tempting to run out and install the model you think will work best – how different could they be, right? – you still have to install them correctly. All things considered, you’re much better off letting a professional gutter guard installation service do the project for you.

Not only will their installation be a lot more reliable than your DIY work, but a local gutter guard service and installer is going to be able to recommend the best type of gutter for your home in the first place. They are familiar with all of the options, and they will consider each factor carefully when deciding their recommendation.

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

Material – Gutter guards can be manufactured with aluminum, plastic, foam or a handful of different materials. Some gutter guards are designed for temporary use while others are designed to last as long as your gutters. The construction is a key factor in how long the gutter guards will last.

Installation method – The type of gutter guards we would encourage for a homeowner to install on their own is the drop in kind that do not require any fastening to the gutters. However, these are not as dependable. Installing the other types, including snap-in and screw-on gutter guards, could destroy your rain gutters if they’re not installed the right way.

Appearance – Many gutter guards offer a low profile so they aren’t visible 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 have, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have on your home. If it is very important for you to have low profile gutter guards, it may be necessary to buy new gutters too.

Warranty – A lot of gutter guard styles will come with a shorter warranty, however most of the aluminum models are guaranteed to last for 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in Atlanta (rather than doing it yourself), you won’t void your warranty. Gutter guards should never lift your shingles, nor should the installation void your roof’s warranty.

Another great thing by having ATL Gutters, Inc. install your new gutter guards is that we’ll come back and fix them for FREE if there is any issue due to the installation from our team.

Your budget is, of course, the final factor in deciding which gutter guards you will have installed. We provide 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 470-250-2904 for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!