Choose Gutter Guards for Your Austin Home to Reduce Cleaning and Extend Gutter Life
Gutter guards are a wise investment because gutter cleaning is needed less frequently, your rain gutters function better, and they extend the life of your gutter system.
They protect the gutter system from damage, debris, and rust, making them last longer and better protect your Austin property.
The main benefit of gutter guards is to reduce leaves and debris entering your gutters, doubling (sometimes even quadrupling) the time between cleanings.
Which Gutter Guards to Choose?
We recommend and install a range of gutter guards.
Your choice of make and model will depend on factors such as tree coverage and the pitch of your roof.
In most cases, we will recommend aluminum expanded wire, leaf guards, or LeafBlaster® Pro.
Our gutter guards are of such high quality and durability that they can withstand the weight of a falling branch.
Do Gutter Guards Eliminate the Need for Gutter Cleaning?
Perhaps you've heard that you will never have to clean your gutters if you install screens. But, no gutter guard completely eliminates the need for regular cleaning.
There is no such thing as clog-free gutters.
Gutter Tex uses rivets instead of screws to prevent debris catching and buildup, which further increases months between cleaning.
Normally, your gutters should be cleaned twice a year. Summer and Fall are excellent times for this maintenance. The hot Texas summers dry out leaves and other organic debris, turning it into a fire hazard.
Fall is when your gutters are most likely to become clogged due to the number of falling leaves.
The Dangers of Unprotected and Clogged Gutters
As we’ve mentioned, dry leaves in your gutters will act as fuel for any stray ember that lands there. A fire can quickly spread to the inside of your attic or roof cavity.
A clogged gutter is a haven for all sorts of pests.
Mice, termites, mosquitoes, and even birds will come to your gutters to nest and feed. When the weather cools down, they quickly find their way into your home, causing major problems and health issues.
When your gutters are full, and there is nowhere for the rainwater to go, it begins to run down your walls.
In the case of wooden walls, the wood absorbs water until it begins to rot and warp. Water in brick and stonework will cause it to expand, resulting in cracks.
Installing gutter guards greatly reduces the risk of these problems by keeping out more of the debris that causes them.BOOK MY FREE ESTIMATE
Free Home Assessment
You may be considering leaf guards for a new gutter installation or for an addition to your existing system. Either way, here are some of the criteria we look at when recommending the right product for your Austin home.
- Annual rainfall
- Average rain during a heavy storm
- Number of trees near your home
- Types of trees
- Other debris you will encounter (sap, seeds, etc.)
- General climate/average temperature during different seasons
- Roof slope
- Shingle type
- Gutter style
Gutter Tex places value on customizing a system that meets the needs of your home and environment rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.
We use three models of gutter guard. One of our technicians can walk you through the entire process, show you samples, and recommend which model is right for your home.
Give us a call for gutter cleaning, and we can alert you to any existing gutter damage. We are experts in gutter repair as well as new installations.
Allow Gutter Tex to consult with you and offer a free quote on the installation of gutter guards for your Austin home. Check out our recent work in Austin for ideas and inspiration.
Our Austin, TX Gutters Service Area
Serving homeowners and business owners near the Greater Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown area including Barton Creek, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Brushy Creek, Buda, Cedar Park, Del Valle, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Elgin, Hutto, Jollyville, Kingsland, Kyle, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Leander, Pflugerville, San Marcos, Spicewood, Taylor, Wells Branch, and West Lake Hills.