Installing a gutter guard system on the homes exterior can be a great way to prevent clogs while saving you the hassle of having to clean the area on a regular basis. But like most renovations homeowners should research their options prior to committing. Finding the one right for you and your home is important to achieving the results you are looking for while enjoying a system that fits your needs.
When choosing a gutter guard system, there are 3 aspects to consider:
1. System Type
2. Gutter Material & Construction
Gutter Guard System Types
Gutter guard systems are offered in many differing types ranging from simple gutter screens to more extensive gutters covers. Some may be installed over the existing gutters while others require a complete gutter replacement. Which system you choose will often be dependent upon the foliage around your home and how much time you have to dedicate to upkeep and maintenance. Your areas climate is also an important factor. For example, if your climate is prone to ice and snow it is important to choose a system best suited for extreme weather conditions.
Gutter Material & Construction
Gutter guards come in a number of varying materials from plastic to resin to wire mesh all with their own unique pros and cons. Consider your homes specific needs to determine which material is right for you. Mesh is often a good choice for homes with lots of trees but may be more susceptible to rust. Resin is highly durable but can be prone to degradation from sunlight and other elements. Plastic is long-lasting but may crack in colder climates. Some other options available are: foam, aluminum, and copper.
Price is another consideration when choosing the right gutter guard system but, like most things, you get what you pay for. It is important to carefully weigh the balance between quality versus cost to find a system that will offer durability and longevity but also fits within your budget. Remember to also set aside funds for professional installation by a qualified contractor. They are best suited to connect the system according to the manufacturers guidelines avoiding common installation problems in the future.
At Custom Installations, we offer each and every one of our clients a custom solution to their gutter guard needs. Our technicians bring with them years of experience providing quality installations you can trust to last for years to come. Using the best in tools and supplies, we are one of Chicagoland areas most trusted partners for gutter guard installation and maintenance.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a gutter guard consultation.