Greetings from Sparks Roofing! We are in the new year, which means that it’s time to think about home improvement projects. Perhaps you’re considering renovations within your home, but we know the practical individuals out there are thinking more about ensuring that their roof and gutters are ready to take on a new year and protect their home. If you are ready to dive into the process of protecting your home, we believe that gutter guards are a wonderful place to start. When looking into gutter guards, you might be wondering if the investment really is worth the amount of money you will pay up front to get them installed. We at Sparks Roofing would like to answer your concerns today about your gutters and gutter guards.
Is it worth the money to have gutter guards installed if I still have to clean them from time to time?
Gutter guards were designed to protect your gutters from large debris entering them and blocking the gutters’ ability to pull water away from the base of the home. However, gutter guards typically only keep out bigger pieces of debris, meaning that smaller debris can still enter your gutters, so keep that in mind when you create your new cleaning schedule. Don’t worry, you will definitely cut back on the total amount of cleaning time and the frequency!
What is the cost of gutter guards?
In Clarksville, we can expect our gutters to fill up quickly with leaves in the fall, as well as seed pods, flower petals, and small leaves in the spring. This usually demands a few sessions of gutter cleaning each year. If this bothers you, then gutter guards are an effective way to protect your gutters.
There are many types of gutter guards to choose from, including screens, inserts, and reverse curves. We can’t know for sure which type would be best for your home until we talk to you about your needs and examine the current structure of your roof. Depending on the length of your guards and the type you choose for your roof, you can expect the cost to be somewhere in the $7.50 to $10 per linear foot installed. However, more complex gutter guard systems might end up costing more.
So, is it worth the cost?
We know how big of an investment this is, but it can save you money in the future when it comes to having your gutters professionally cleaned or even replaced from detrimental debris buildup. If you are accustomed to cleaning your gutters on your own, gutter guards can seriously cut back (and even eliminate) the time to spend scooping leaves, animal debris, and other annoying junk out of your gutters.
Having a gutter guard means you won’t need to clean your gutters near as often, but you will need to clean them from time to time. If you have a guard, then cleaning your gutters once every two years should cut it. Even though that may be an inconvenience, it’s much better than having to do it twice a year!
If you want to learn more about gutter guards, the cost, and how they may be able to protect your home better than new gutters alone, be sure to contact the Clarksville professionals at Sparks Roofing! We would be happy to give you a price estimate and help you make the best decision for you home. Call us today to schedule your consultation. If your gutters are ready to go but your roof is giving you trouble, be sure to call us for that, too! We are Clarksville’s premier choice for roofing and gutter installation, so ask us about our other services when you call us.