-GUTTER GUARD INSTALLATION WITH MY GUTTER DOCTOR-
Protect your home from water damages associated with clogged gutters by installing gutter guards to your new or existing gutters. By preventing leaves and other debris from entering the gutter system, the chances of obstructions to form are eliminated. The result is no more clogged gutters or downspouts!
To top it off, Gutter Guard Installation could be a more cost efficient solution for homes that require multiple gutter cleanings every year. Especially when the gutters need to be cleaned 3 or more times per year.
Scroll below to learn if Gutter Guards can save you money.
WHAT ARE GUTTER GUARDS?
Gutter guards (aka gutter screens, covers, helmets, etc..) are basically covers or lids that are installed to the tops of gutters to close off the system. These systems are designed to keep leaves and other debris out of the gutter system, while still allowing water to flow into the gutters. By keeping the gutters free and clear of debris the water will always be able to drain properly, which avoids costly home repairs.
ALU-REX PREMIUM GUTTER GUARDS
We currently have 3 premium gutter cover options by Alu-Rex. The Gutter-Clean is able to be installed to your existing gutter systems. Whereas our other two options, the Double-Pro and the T-Rex, are only available paired with new gutters.
All three of our options include a 25 Year Clog-Free Warranty from the manufacturer, as well as warranties on the product.
FOR NEW GUTTERS
BENEFITS OF GUTTER GUARD INSTALLATION
PREVENTS GUTTER AND DOWNSPOUT CLOGS
PREVENTS UNNECESSARY REPAIR COSTS
SAVES MONEY LONG TERM
PREVENTS SEALANT LEAKS
PREVENTS PEST INFESTATIONS
PEACE OF MIND
PREVENTS DOWNSPOUT CLOGS
Effective gutter guards prevent leaf and tree debris from entering the gutter system. By preventing all debris from entering the gutter system, obstructions in the downspout are not able to accumulate or form clogs.
PREVENTS UNNECCESSARY REPAIR COSTS
By preventing clogs to form in the gutter system, unnecessary home repairs such as wood damages and roofing damages are avoided.
SAVES MONEY LONG TERM
Gutter guards are often a more cost efficient solution for homes that require multiple gutter cleaning services every year. In fact, they often pay for themselves within 3-5 years. It all depends on how often your gutters need to be cleaned.
PREVENTS SEALANT LEAKS
Constant exposure to UV rays from the sun leads to gutter sealants drying out and failing over time. Gutter covers act as UV protection for the gutter sealants which leads to them lasting longer.
PREVENTS PEST INFESTATIONS
Unfortunately not all gutter guards are created equal. Common pests like birds, squirrels, and bees are able to get through a lot of types of gutter covers to build nests underneath. The good news is that perforated aluminum gutter covers are 100% effective against birds, squirrels, and bees. In addition, insects such as mosquitos that are attracted to stagnant water are no longer able to get into the gutters.
PEACE OF MIND
Saving money on potential home repairs is always a soothing feeling! So is not having to worry about your gutters!
Knowing that the gutter system has a zero chance of ever clogging or overflowing brings great peace of mind to home owners. Especially ones that have had to deal with expensive home repairs related to clogged gutter systems.
3 Year Full Service Warranty
All gutter guard installations include our 3 Year Full Service Warranty
Our 3 year full service warranty guarantees that the gutters will not clog internally for a period of 3 years. After that the manufacturer warranty covers internal clogs for another 22 years. (25 years total) Our full service warranty also guarantees the gutter covers will not come loose or blow off the home for 3 years.
3 Year Full Service Warranty:
Clog Free (Internal Gutter and/or Downspout Clogs)
Covers That Blow Off Home
Clearing debris off of the gutter covers is not included or warranted in any way.
Acts of god are such as hurricane, tornado, etc.. are not covered. Visit our Terms of Service page for more information.
WHY WE SUGGEST PERFORATED ALUMINUM GUTTER COVERS
The many different styles of leaf protection systems can be quite confusing for a home owner researching for the first time. The good news is that My Gutter Doctor has tested every style of gutter guard on the market. Over time we have ruled out any style that are problematic, non-effective, or counter-productive. Through this trial and error process we were able to narrow it down to one style of product that we can stand behind. And that is the Perforated Aluminum Gutter Cover.
We suggest and use Perforated Aluminum Gutter Covers for 99% of jobs. There are only a few situations where perforated style would not be beneficial, such as very steep roof pitches or excessive shingle overhang.
As previously mentioned, perforated aluminum gutter covers are the style that we use and recommend for almost all situations. And the simplest way to explain why, is that they perform the best in every way.
Perforated aluminum gutter guards are an easy choice once you compare their prices to Leaf Filter, Leaf Guard, Gutter Helmet, etc…
Manufactured with 100% heavy duty aluminum, perforated aluminum gutter guards are rust proof and built to last a long time.
We choose brands that feature wider sized holes because they allow more water into the gutters.
NO TAMPERING WITH ROOF SHINGLES
Does not go under the roof shingles or tamper with the roof shingles in any way. Perforated covers mount onto the top of the gutter with screws.
MOST DEBRIS IS ABLE TO BLOW OR WASH OFF
Some debris will settle on the covers until the wind is able to blow it off. Also a strong rainstorm can help wash off the covers.
COMPATABLE WITH MOST GUTTER HANGERS/BRACKETS
Compatible with just about every style of gutter bracket or hanger on the market, with the exception of roof straps. (Roof straps are used to hang gutters from metal roofs, or when there are no fascia boards.)
NOT NOTICABLE FROM THE GROUND
Perforated aluminum covers are practically invisible from the ground, especially on taller buildings.
EASYILY REMOVED AND/OR RE-INSTALLAED
Easily removed and reinstalled if you decide to get new gutters (that are the same size) down the road.
GUTTER GUARD INSTALLATION F.A.Q.’S
One common misconception homeowners have is that once they install gutter guards they can forget about their gutters and roof altogether. Unfortunately that is not the case. You will still need to keep an eye on the debris that accumulates on the gutter guards or along the roofing eave. The covers are designed so that wind and water clear are able to clear the covers. However, there may be problem areas where wind doesn’t get to like corners that some debris may pile up. Unfortunately there are no gutter covers on the market that are 100% maintenance free.
No, the price of the gutter cleaning service is included in the installation cost.
We clean all debris from all gutters and downspout systems before installing any style of gutter guards/gutter covers to the gutters. That way we know nothing is inside the system before we seal it up. This ensures that a clog will never accumulate in the downspouts again.
The best way to determine if you will save money with gutter guard installation, is to factor up your yearly cost of gutter cleaning services.
For example, let’s say your home requires two gutter cleaning services at $150 each per year. That means you spend roughly $300 per year on gutter cleanings. Now if Gutter Guard Installation for the same home cost $1,500, then that means the gutter guards would take about 5 years to pay for themselves. ($300 x 5 = $1,500)
A good goal is for gutter guards to pay for themselves in 5 years. Anything less than 5 years would make it a great investment. On the other hand if it were to take 10 years or more, we would say that probably isn’t a good investment.
No. Gutter guard installation does not include any type of return service to remove debris that may accumulate on the covers over time. We do however offer gutter cover cleaning services that are cheaper than a standard gutter cleaning.
Minimal amounts of pine needles are able to get through the small holes of perforated aluminum gutter covers. However, as long as the gutters are pitched properly the pine needles will automatically flush out the next time it rains.
For homes with excessive pine needles we suggest the Double-Pro by Alu-Rex . The double layer gutter screen prevents pine needles from entering the gutter system. In fact, they offer a LIFETIME warranty against clogs caused by pine needles and/or leaf debris.
One downside to most gutter covers is that during heavy rains some water tends to glide over the gutters instead of going in.
During heavy rains and torrential downpours no style of gutter cover is going to efficiently handle all of the rain. Especially on homes with metal roofs, composite roofs, mansard roofs, or just steeply pitched roofs in general. The problem is the water gets too much speed coming down the roof that it keeps the momentum going once it reaches the covers. Problem areas such as inside corners may require splash guards to prevent water from running over the gutter covers.
We have specifically sourced out the brands that feature the biggest sized holes. That way they are able to handle the most amounts of water during heavy rains.
There are several instances we suggest gutter guards, such as:
- When gutter guards are able to save you money on gutter cleaning services.
- Homes that have excessive trees nearby (wooded lot) and/or branches hanging directly over the roof.
- Problematic gutters that clog frequently and/or easily.
- Vacation homes, vacant homes, or rental properties where nobody is home often enough to keep an eye on the gutters.