3 Things You Need to Know About Gutter Guards

One question that's commonly asked is if gutter guards really work. In short, yes they do – but it's all about finding the right one. In this post, we'll explore three elements of ensuring your gutter guards a good fit for your home.

The Right Design

Because of the types of trees and consequently the type of debris that falls from the trees that we have here in Kansas City, it's important that your gutter guards are designed to allow rainwater in while also keeping debris out.

There are two primary types of designs: perforated and solid. Perforated guards have both screen and micro-mesh designs, each with its own set of pro's and cons. Solid guards may be a good option depending on the distance of Oak trees from your home. Figuring out which guard is best can be tricky, so don't hesitate to get in touch for help.

The Right Quality

Here in Kansas City, it can be summer one day and winter the next! Your gutter guards need to be able to sustain the drastic weather changes. Avoid gutter guards that are made of plastic as they can wear down easily. Metal guards are what we recommend and we can help pick one that's right for you.

The Right Installation

After you're confident that you have the right type of guard and you're certain it's of good quality, making sure it's installed properly is just as important. The condition of your gutters can also play a key role in making sure your guards are installed correctly. This isn't a DIY job. Reach out and we'll be happy to make sure yours are installed properly.

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