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Clogged and overloaded gutters are a source of pain for many homeowners. Additionally, cleaning them regularly can present safety hazards. Without your gutters working properly and directing rain water away from your home, the excess rain water pouring down may put the foundation of your home at risk and also damage or destroy siding, landscaping, and overall aesthetics. With this in mind, let’s return to the question, “Do I need gutter guards?” While the term “need” can be subjective, we highly recommend gutter guards for their many benefits. Additionally, we think that a particular type of gutter guard stands out from the rest.
Gutter guards prevent leaves, sticks, and other debris from collecting in your gutters. Without them, your gutters could get clogged and water may overflow any time there is even a light rain storm. Properly installed gutter guards help protect the integrity of your gutters so that they can effectively and efficiently guide water away from the foundation of your home. They also maintain the integrity of your gutters (minimizing the need for repair or replacement). Come spring cleaning time, gutter guards eliminate the hassle of cleaning your gutters each spring!
Gutter guards can also help prevent:
Clearly, gutter guards can help prevent many problems that often accompany regular gutters.
For the most part, even good things are not perfect. APCO has been in business for over 50 years, so we’ve researched and tested many solid gutter cover leaf protection systems. Most possess similar deficiencies:
These deficiencies do not usually outweigh the benefits of gutter guards in general, but they left us searching for a superior gutter guard. Fortunately, we found one that outperforms the rest!
We offer three types of gutter guards that we stand behind and believe deliver superior performance to the competition:
We have found that the best solution to gutter leaf protection is the Grater Gutter Guard. APCO distributes and installs the Grater Gutter Guard because it is affordable and outperforms the competition! It is a one-of-a-kind, patented gutter that has a covering, enabling it to deflect leaves and any other debris. The system is one-piece, so it won’t become loose or come off in severe weather.
These gutter guards are manufactured in a unique shaped that has a wide gutter with a “dome-shaped” extension rising from the back and creating a rounded canopy over the gutter. When water hits the canopy, it rolls downward and into the gutter. Other objects hit the top and “bounce,” causing them to be deflected away from the gutter itself.
So, while we think that gutter guards are generally a good choice, going with any of our top picks is a great choice!
If you live in the Columbus, OH area and are in need of gutter guards, contact us online today. We’re the company you can trust, with decades of experience installing gutters and gutter guards.