At The Brothers that just do Gutters, we are continually researching new products to make sure that we are always offering the best materials available on the market to our clients. Recently, when doing this research, we found a new-to-market gutter guard unlike any we’ve seen before. By combining some of the best qualities from guards already on the market with research on the biggest complaints and flaws of a number of industry leading guards, our current guard manufacturer was able to create a unique and extremely effective design and solution.
Why install Gutter Guards
We are seeing a trend here at The Brothers that just do Gutters; many homeowners are choosing to install gutter guards. Yes they are an upgrade and unlike a new floor they are not something you will notice every time you look at your home. So why are people choosing to install them? Lets looks at some of the benefits of gutter guards:
- Less Maintenance
- Protection for you home
- Safety for yourself
The number one reason people install gutter guards is so they have less maintenance. If you install a quality gutter guard once you should not have to worry about your gutters being clean. We are all very busy with work, family, sports, and socializing. Do you really want to sacrifice your leisure time to cleaning your gutters every couple of months? Now I am not promising you that you will never have to think about your gutters again. Even if you have a guard you might still have to maintain it. Occasionally you might need to wipe debris off the top of a guard, but that is much simpler than having to clean out clogged elbows or downspouts. If you have debris on top of your guard then your guard is doing its job and keeping the leaves out of the gutters. Some homeowners find that when they have the correct guard installed they are virtually maintenance free.
Clogged gutters can pose a treat to your home. No one wants to have to deal with water getting into their home from a clogged gutter. A customer called today, they had water getting into their finished basement from a gutter that was clogged. The basement had a spare bedroom that they don’t always use and they didn’t even realize they had a water problem until the mildew smell was coming up the stairs. A clogged gutter can also result in damage to plantings and landscaping around your house. Installing gutter guards can help protect your home from the risk of water damage.
Safety is one of the last things people think about when they consider a gutter guard, but it is an important consideration. We have installed guards for homeowners who have literally fallen off their roofs while attempting to clean their gutters. Maybe the risk isn’t worth saving some money in this case.
Whatever your reasons for choosing to install a gutter guard there are some important considerations. Every house is different, what worked for your neighbor might not be the right fit for you. Also every guard is different, make sure you do your research before investing in a guard. After 14 years of being in the gutter business we have seen many different types of guards and worked with several kinds. We have found that the Leaf Solution and Rhino Guard guards to be the best on the market, and work the best on many different styles of homes. We have also seem many guards that have failed and add to peoples misconceptions about gutter guards. There are several types of guards we won’t use.
Lastly remember the job of a gutter guard is to keep the leaves and debris out of your gutter, not to prevent debris from getting on top of the guard, or to prevent ice dams or icicles.
If you are interested in finding out more information on gutter guards and how much gutter guards cost we would be happy to provide you with an estimate. Please follow the link to our website and fill out the form, and we will be happy to contact you.