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First, let’s start with a question. What are gutter guards? Gutter guards prevent leaves, sticks, and other debris from collecting in your gutters by preventing those items from getting into your gutters while still allowing water to pass through. Gutter guards installed by APCO help protect the integrity of your gutters so that your gutters can effectively and efficiently guide water away from the foundation of your home and also maintain the integrity of your gutters (minimizing the need for repair or replacement). Gutter guards eliminate the hassle of frequently cleaning your gutters!
Considering installing gutter guards but still on the fence about it? Unless you live in an area with very little trees, and you get almost no debris in your gutters, we think gutter guards are a great addition to your gutters and home. Especially if you live in an area with a lot of trees and find that your gutters constantly get clogged, gutter guards can be a great solution. These gutter protection covers are systems designed to prevent clogging by keeping out debris without stopping the flow of water.
Gutter guards have several significant benefits. They:
Gutter guards add value to your home in two ways. First, installing gutter guards simply enhances your gutters in a way that has to be factored in whenever you may put your home on the market. Second, gutter guards make home maintenance easier—which keeps your home looking good. That additional curb appeal cannot be ignored.
Clogged gutters (or malfunctioning gutters because they’ve been clogged or damaged by debris) can cause roof leaks, flooding, foundation damage, mold & mildew build-up, and other problems for your home! However, all this typically can be prevented with gutter guards. The peace of mind and damage that’s prevented can be highly valuable to a homeowner.
Birds, squirrels, and other pests can make a home in your gutters or store things in your gutters if you don’t have gutter guards. However, gutter guards can prevent those things from happening (and the accompanying headache).
Unfortunately, gutter fires are a significant cause of home fires. Dry leaves combined with a spark in the wind can prove disastrous for your home. However, gutter guards cut dry leaves or other debris out of the equation (by keeping them out of your gutters in the first place), further protecting your home. While the chances of a gutter fire are smaller than the other items on the list, they are a much more serious problem that we hope everyone avoids!
With all this being said, there are a number of gutter guard systems that come up short. Most possess similar deficiencies:
We stand behind all of the gutter guards we install, as we’ve researched and tested to avoid those problems. Compare our different gutter guard systems here. We are committed to only providing gutter guard systems we feel are some of the best options on the market.
If you live in the Columbus, Ohio area, don’t hesitate to contact APCO for more information on gutter guards or to schedule service. We have been serving our local community for over 50 years.