As a homeowner in Brevard County, you need to be diligent in making sure your gutters are well protected. Neglecting important areas of your home such as roofing can lead to damages that will end up costing you in repair and replacement bills.
Gutter guards are a mesh covering for the gutters and downspouts. They let water in but keep leaves out. We use a light but durable guard with a few added benefits that helps to filter out debris and allow water to pass through while keep your home beautiful unlike the other unsightly gutter guards that attach to the roof of your house. Clogged gutters can cause several problems for a home. Water that’s left to set can leak in through ceilings or run over the edges of the gutters. A water overflow can accumulate in windows wells, around the foundation and at the edges of the basement. Clogged gutters are one of the top causes of flooded basements and damaged foundations. Setting water can also leave wood rot, mold, and mildew. These types of damage can all decrease the value of a home. All of these problem could be avoided with properly installed gutter guards for your home.
Also, if you are not diligent about home improvement you may find your insurance company will not cover certain damages since it can be determined by an adjuster that you did not take the proper steps to keep up to date on repairs. Gutters are extremely important to the structural integrity of your home and if you want to avoid clogs, consider hiring experienced, well-trained contractors to install high quality gutter guards to your home.
Gutter Guard Types
PVC Gutter Guards are easy to install, very inexpensive, and are strong enough to not collapse under small amounts of wet leaves. Since these gutter guards are made to be inexpensive, they don’t stand up well to high winds, large branches and twigs, and can warp or become brittle in the hot Florida weather.
Perforated Aluminum Gutter Guards are an affordable option that is the most common option for homes. They are more difficult to install than the PVC option because they do need to be attached to the fascia with fasteners. Aluminum maintains its appearance and won’t rust. Many believe this type offers the best value of any gutter guard. One downside to aluminum gutter guards is that products that are installed with fasteners make it difficult to clean the gutters when fine debris and seeds eventually get into them.
Steel Screen Gutter Guards are another common option for homes in Florida because of their strength in high speed winds and during storms. These have the same downside as aluminum guards that they are installed with fasteners and can be difficult to clean. Another thing to consider when going with this option is to make sure they are powder coated. The powder coated option highly reduces the chance of these guards rusting and helps improve their durability against heavier twigs and branches.
Installing your own gutter guards may sound like an inexpensive way to save costs, but the reality is that it is best that professional, experienced contractors installed gutter guards for you. You will save time and the headache and allow the professional at Endless Gutters to install your Gutter Guards. At Endless Gutters, we provide Gutter Guard Installation in Melbourne FL, Palm Bay FL & all of Brevard County. For your free estimate, contact us today at (321) 265-2345!
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