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Gutter Protection with Valor Gutter Guards

Gutter Protection with Valor Gutter Guards

It’s time to start thinking gutter protection with The Gutter Boys in Cleveland Ohio. Gutter guards are a great option for customers who are looking for the peace of mind.  It comes with the knowledge that their gutter system, including their downspouts and drainage tiles are protected from clogs and back-ups that can lead to expensive home repairs.

However, choosing the right gutter guards is an overwhelming and frustrating process. This is because, there are literally hundreds of different guards on the market. Each one claims to be the latest, the greatest, or the cheapest options.

Choosing the right gutter guard is easy when you know what to look for. All effective guards achieve two crucial objectives:

Gutter Protection… Debris shouldn’t enter gutters & downspouts.

Easy right? Not exactly. Believe it or not, many guards fail miserably here. Most gutter covers keep large leaves and debris out well enough. Over time shingles debris, dirt, seedlings, and other small invaders (including wasps and birds) make their way into the gutters. This allows for clogs in the system. The build-up of smaller debris in a gutter system will lead to severe clogging and gutter failure. Furthermore, it may even provide a fertile habitat for saplings in the spring and summer. Chief offenders here are the cheaper end guards made of plastic, mesh, and thin metal (found at retail stores), gutter brushes, gutter sponges, and gutter foam. Basically any other products that sit inside the gutter.

 

Debris formed by downspout

Debris formed by downspout

Preserve the function of the gutters.

Gutters are designed to manage the rain water away from the house and can only perform this critical function when water is allowed into them. Gutter guards that cover too much of the gutter, or have a low open area yield, will prevent the gutters from doing their job. In moderate to heavy rains, the water from the roof will simply cascade over the guards. Typically, guards that fail in this objective are the most expensive on the market and utilize “surface tension technology” to roll water into the gutters (Gutter Helmet, K Guard, Leaf Guard).

Of course, a third consideration would be the quality of the guard. A cheaper grade guard, especially those made of plastic or flimsy metals, may do well at these objectives in the beginning, but over time the guard will break down, erode, and warp which will lead to product failure.

Generally speaking, stay away from guards that install under the shingles. In addition to the risk of shingle damage during installation and uninstallation, they can push up the first layer of shingles over time as they warp and shift, causing obvious roof damage.

You also want to avoid guards that raise the profile of the gutter by adding height because they can lead to ice damming in the winter and debris will congregate behind them in the fall. Both situations can also lead to roof damage.

Prevention & Preservation

Years of working with every type of gutter protection on the market has made The Gutter Boys an authority on gutter protection. We know what kind of technology works and what doesn’t work and that’s why we have teamed up with the very best gutter protection system in America, Valor Gutter Guard. which provide prevention & preservation.

Valor Gutter Guard is a patented, innovative technology. It allows for a custom fit on your home’s gutters. It has a stainless steel micro-mesh screen that prevents any debris from entering your gutter. Also, it features a patented s-curve technology that captures the maximum volume of water. Valor is built tough with a solid frame that will not warp or bend. Valor does not install under the shingles and it does not raise the profile of your gutters by adding height.

When it comes to achieving those critical twin objectives of preventing debris from entering your gutter system while preserving the function of your gutters, there is simply no better product on the market today than Valor Gutter Guard.

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11 COMMENTS

  • Tiffany Locke
    May 25, 2018, 4:43 am REPLY

    I’m glad that you mention how it’s important to get gutter guards that don’t cover too much so that they are still able to do their job. When choosing one, you’d probably want to look online so that you can research the different brands and models. Looking online could also give you the chance to read reviews and learn about how the guard works with the type of gutter you have so that you can determine the best option.

  • Alex S.
    June 15, 2018, 4:30 am REPLY

    Checking the condition of our gutters are very important in our home. Good thing these tips was posted for everyone to help us on how to take good care of our gutters. I have also checked this website https://www.allaroundmaintenanceinc.com/gutter-cleaning/ for additional tips in the maintenance of our gutter. Readers can check it for additional help.

  • Alex S.
    June 15, 2018, 4:30 am REPLY

    Checking the condition of our gutters are very important in our home. Good thing these tips was posted for everyone to help us on how to take good care of our gutters. I have also checked this website https://www.allaroundmaintenanceinc.com/gutter-cleaning/ for additional tips in the maintenance of our gutter. Readers can check it for additional help.

  • Penelope Smith
    July 6, 2018, 2:31 am REPLY

    This is some really good information about caring for your gutters. It is good to know that you can get protectors on the gutters. That is good for me to know as a new homeowner. It might be smart for me to remember to still get them cleaned.

  • Camille Devaux
    August 7, 2018, 11:05 pm REPLY

    My sister is thinking about getting a gutter installation for her new home. She wants to make sure that she chooses the best gutters for her home. It may be useful for her to know to not pick something that will hurt the shingles on her roof.

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