Leaf guards, also referred to as “gutter guards,” can be an asset to a homeowner who is experiencing issues with gutters clogging repeatedly. By reducing clogs that can cause gutters to overflow, the end result is a foundation with its integrity preserved due to a lack of water pooling around it. There is also the fact that the gutters themselves can operate the way that they should. The moment a gutter is not able to channel water the way it was made to is the moment that the breakdown process can begin.
All of this is why many homeowners are opting to have leaf guards installed. They keep out the large debris that causes gutters to clog, thus reducing a lot of headaches when it comes to do-it-yourself maintenance or frequent professional maintenance.
Helping You Choose The Right Leaf Guards
It is very important that your Minneapolis gutter contractor helps you choose the right leaf guard. It is important to note that not all are created equal. There are different options based on material, price, and function. Such factors come into play when choosing the right leaf guard:
- The cost
- The amount of debris that the gutters are catching due to the home being located near a source of debris, such as a tree or multiple trees
- The appearance
When looking at these factors, you can get an idea of what kind to choose. As for the different kinds, screens are the most common. They are made of plastic, wire, or metal with small openings that allow water to entire, but they keep the debris out.
There are also brushes, membranes, and filters that are installed on the existing gutters. The ones with filter strips tend to need replaced every few years. There are also flat solid top gutter guards that look like a fin with a trough.
Establishing A Gutter Maintenance Schedule
When you schedule a roof inspection, you can have your gutters inspected and maintained as well. When you purchase leaf guards, you will find that the manufacturer suggests a certain degree of maintenance. Sometimes they will say that there is no maintenance needed at all, but it is still good to have them inspected, especially since some debris can still get past a leaf guard, requiring the gutter to still be cleaned on a schedule. Your Minnesota gutter contractor will be able to evaluate the leaf guards, the gutters, and can perform the maintenance for you so you do not have to worry about the dangers of a ladder and cleaning them out yourself.
Minneapolis Gutter Contractors
A clogged gutter can be a problem. If you are dealing with clogged gutters frequently, leaf guards may be exactly what you need to minimize the problem and lengthen the life of your gutters. Through fast leaf guard installation, we can help you minimize gutter maintenance and enhance the performance of your gutters. To learn more about how First Impressions Exteriors can help you, call us for a free consultation at 612-532-2036 or complete our contact form.