If you are looking to decrease the amount of time you spend cleaning and maintaining gutters, or you are looking to extend the lifespan of your gutters, gutter guards are a product you may be interested in. However, if you are not that familiar with them, you may have some questions about them.
Here are a few of the questions you may have about gutter guards!
What Are Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards are lid-like objects that are placed on top of your gutter. The lid seals the gutter off so debris, such as leaves and sticks, cannot enter your gutter.
The lids are typically made from a mesh or mesh-like material. This allows water to filter through the gutter, ensuring that leaves, twigs, and other debris do not get into the gutter.
What Are the Benefits of Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards have many benefits, and they are discussed below.
Gutter Guards Can Reduce Gutter Cleaning Routine
One of the things a well-installed gutter guard does is filter debris like leaves, twigs, and muddy sand from blocking your gutter and water drainage system. As a result, it reduces the cost of hiring gutter cleaning experts to clean your gutter.
For a normal house with 200 feet of gutters, professional gutter cleaners could charge as much as $1,500, and this depends on the linear foot measured.
Gutter Guards Prevent Mice and Insect Infestations
It’s common knowledge that you stand a higher chance of suffering insect and mice infestation if the debris in your gutter blocks the waterway. This situation can leave stagnant water in the gutter, making it a comfortable habitat for pests.
However, with gutter guards, this debris can be filtered out to allow for an easy water flow. When this happens, your gutter becomes unconducive for rodents and other insects.
Gutter Guards Reduce the Incidence of Fire
If you have no gutter guard installed, dry leaves and twigs can easily form in your gutter. These dry objects have the potential to light up if fire comes near them.
Therefore, having gutter guards installed can reduce, to the barest minimum, the incidence of fire in homes.
Gutter Guards Prevent Early Rust and Corrosion
Without a gutter guard, moisturized leaves and other debris clutter around your gutters, increasing premature corrosion or rust.
However, your gutters are protected against this early damage if you have gutter guards professionally installed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Gutter Guards Be Attached to Any Type of Gutter?
Gutter guards can be attached to most gutters. However, your gutters must be in relatively good condition for a gutter guard installation to be successful.
If the gutters are splitting at the seams, rusted, or in poor condition, they should be replaced before you decide to have gutter guards attached to them.
How Much Does It Cost to Install Gutter Guards?
Many factors determine how much you are charged for gutter guard installation. These factors include the gutter guard installation company, the number of linear feet, and the materials used.
At J&J Roofing, we always offer free estimates, so you know what cost to expect before your gutter guard installation!
How Long Does It Take to Install Gutter Guards?
The number of hours it takes to install a gutter guard depends on the size of your home and the expertise of your installation company.
For an average home size, say, homes below 3,000 square feet, it can take one to four hours. For homes with over 3000 square feet, it could take four to eight hours.
Contact J&J Roofing to Install Your Gutter Guards
Are you looking to have gutter guards installed? Or do you need any other work done on your gutters? If so, turn to J&J Roofing today. We offer gutter installation, repair, replacement, and gutter guard installation services.
Call us at 586-445-6455 to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment for any of our services!