What to Know About Gutter Guard Installation

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Gutter cleaning can be a nuisance for homeowners. If you have trees around your home that lead to frequently clogged gutters, gutter guards are a worthwhile investment. Gutter guards cover your gutters to stop leaves and other debris from clogging them up while allowing rainwater to flow through.

If you’re looking for an answer to perpetually clogged gutters, here’s what to know about gutter guard installation:

  • There are many types of gutter guards to consider. The right gutter guard for you depends on your home, the type of gutters you have, and your budget. Gutter guards come in a variety of designs and materials to suit different needs.
  • Gutter guards can extend the life of your gutters and the integrity of your home. Gutters are an integral part of your home as they drive water away from its foundation. Clogged gutters prohibit their effectiveness, which can lead to much bigger issues if left unmaintained. Gutter guards prevent gutter clogging, lessening the wear and tear on your gutters.
  • Professional gutter guard installation is advised. Gutter guards work best if they are properly installed and expertly fitted to your home. While there are some DIY gutter guard brands, they do not tend to be as durable as professionally installed options and can be difficult to install, especially if height accessibility is an issue.
  • You’ll still need to maintain your gutters. Gutter guards are not meant to completely remove the need for gutter cleaning and repairs, but they can reduce that need considerably. Dirt and other small debris can still build up over time after a gutter guard installation, and gutter guards can incur damage just like any external home feature.

If you are tired of cleaning out your gutters frequently, gutter guards are a helpful innovation to keep your home protected against water damage. Give our team a call at Village Roofs, and we can help you determine if gutter guards are right for you.