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What are Gutter Guards?

Rain gutters are simple and affordable considering how important they are: protecting more valuable parts of your home. Gutters help keep rain 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 work more efficiently is a great investment too.

Gutter guards are an inexpensive product you can install on almost any style of gutters, and they serve as a protective screen for your gutters so debris and pests won’t get inside of them. Buying leaf guards can be a money-saving measure that you’ll thank yourself for many years.

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

High Point Gutters installs all styles of gutter guards in High Point.

Call 336-360-6041 for a FREE gutter guard installation estimate today!

Benefits of Gutter Guards

On average, gutter guards will cost around as much per linear foot as the gutters cost themselves. In the long run, you will 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 keep leaves and debris out of your gutters. Otherwise large pieces of debris settle in the gutter first, then small pieces of debris collect around them. Of all the many gutter guard models, all of them stop these larger leaves and pieces of debris from getting stuck to start with.

Reduce Mold & Mildew Growth – Gutter guards allow water to stream through the gutters faster since it is unhindered by large debris. Water is one of the main reasons for mold and mildew to grow, so moving the water faster through the gutters limits 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 rain gutters and off the roof can be a constant struggle. Every model of gutter guard prevents animals from building nests within the gutter. Some homeowners choose to install gutter guards for no other reason than this.

Gutter Cleaning Less Often – Gutter guards need to be removed in order to clean the gutters, but when they are present, this job won’t have to be done nearly as frequently. Leaf guards cut down the frequency that you need to clean out the gutters – or have someone to do the work for you – so that you might only have to have them cleaned out once each year.

Protection From Fires – A common way fires spread to homes is when embers fall into gutters where there is dry debris. This debris gives the fire fuel until it becomes too large and damages the roof, followed by the rest of the house. A simple gutter guard installation can protect your home from this fire risk.

Prevent Ice Dams – If you 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 much faster.

These are all issues 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 may be time to think about it.

Professional Gutter Guard Installation

You can see, there are a lot of benefits of gutter guards. While it might be tempting to go out and install the model you think will work best – how much different could they be, right? – you will still have to install them properly. In the end, you’re much better off having 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 will 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 making their recommendation.

Here are some of the things a gutter guard service will think about when deciding the best gutter guards for your home:

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

Installation method – The style of gutter guards we would encourage 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, might destroy your gutters if they are not installed correctly.

Appearance – Many gutter guards boast a low profile so they aren’t visible from ground level, while others are visible. If this is an important requirement, you are limited on the style of gutter guard you can install, and limited even more by the type of gutters you have. If it is important for you to have low profile gutter guards installed, it might be necessary to buy new gutters too.

Warranty – Most gutter guard styles will come with a short manufacturer’s warranty, but most of the aluminum models are guaranteed for at least 10-20 years. By hiring a licensed gutter guard installation company in High Point (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 about having High Point Gutters 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 from our team.

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 all budgets, and will provide the benefits listed above, to one degree or another.

Need Gutter Guard Installation? Call 336-360-6041 for a FREE gutter guard installation quote today!