What Are Gutter Guards?

Gutter guards, sometimes referred to as gutter screens or covers, prevent debris from entering the gutters. Gutters collect the water that runs off your roof and directs it to the ground through a downspout and away from your home. In addition to the water, gutters can sometimes collect other debris, such as leaves. If your gutters aren’t cleaned, they won’t work properly, which can lead to several costly issues. However, there are a couple of ways to avoid this, including gutter guards. 

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Why Install Gutter Guards?

Gutter guards give some protection to gutters and make gutter maintenance easier for you. If you get gutter guards installed, debris and dirt won’t accumulate in the gutters, which will reduce the amount of cleaning you have to do to remove the accumulation from your gutters. There won’t be any more need for climbing up to the gutters with gutter guards, which can be dangerous. With much less cleaning needed, there is no more reason for you to go climbing.   

Gutter guards are considered an upgrade to your gutters. They’re aspirational and a smart feature to add to your home, in addition to adding a level of protection to your home. Clogged gutters can cause major issues for your home. When the gutters aren’t efficiently working to clear the water, the integrity of your home’s foundation and structure can become compromised. Gutter guards provide better rainwater tank collection overall.  

If water begins to spill over your gutters, there can be some leakage within your home. Clogged gutters can also harbor mold spores. The water can not only cause water damage, but the mold spores can easily take residence on the materials of your home. Mold and mildew can be an issue for your home and your health. If the gutters are causing water to pool near your foundation, it could cause erosion. In addition, if water isn’t traveling away from your home, then your landscaping can begin to wash away. 

Gutter guards can also prevent mice and insect infestations. Since gutter guards help to prevent clogging in the gutters, there is less stagnant water sitting within your gutters. Since there is less water pooling in your gutters, there is less chance for animals and insects to use your gutters as breeding grounds. The gutter guards also act as a barrier, disallowing larger rodents and animals from crawling into the gutters and finding their way into your home’s roof structure. 

Gutter guards can help prevent freezing water and ice dams during the brutal winters of Indiana. Rainwater and melting snow can become trapped in your home’s gutters and freeze during the colder months, which can cause some issues and even more blockage. While the gutter guard may not entirely prevent ice dams, it can help prevent major clogging, which can alleviate the possibility of ice dams.   

When Your Gutters Should Be Replaced

There are several signs for when it’s time for a gutter replacement. While aluminum and galvanized steel gutters can last a very long time, certain problems may not be considered but can require a replacement. If you’re noticing any of the following issues with your gutters, then it’s time to call SPG Roofing & Exteriors to determine whether the gutters need to be replaced. 

If you’re seeing cracks, holes, or rust anywhere on the gutters, particularly in multiple different places, new gutters may be necessary. Sometimes these cracks and holes can be fixed with a little flashing or sealant, but you can get a contactless inspection from our team to see what the damage is. 

Another sign that may mean that your gutters need to be replaced is broken fasteners or nails and screws found on the ground. Fasteners, nails, and screws keep your gutter in place. While these things can be replaced easily in most cases, these signs could mean other issues with your gutters need to be addressed. 

Some signs are easier to notice than others. You may see your gutters sagging or pulling away from your roof, and you may also see your gutters separating from each other. These signs are easily seen when looking at your gutters and may mean you need new ones. 

You may also see signs that aren’t solely related to the gutters themselves. If you’re noticing some exterior paint peeling on your home or eroded landscaping, then that could mean your gutters are draining the water away from your home properly. 

In addition, if your basement has begun to flood, water could be leaking into your foundation. If you’re experiencing any of these signs, it’s time for a gutter inspection which may lead to a home gutter replacement. If these issues aren’t addressed as soon as possible, they could lead to more major problems.  

Are Gutter Guards Worth It?

There are many benefits to gutter guards, but you may still wonder whether they’re worth it. Gutter guards do a good job of keeping gutters working efficiently, and if your gutters aren’t working right, then your home could be susceptible to many problems. This possibility alone could be reason enough for gutter guards to be worth it. 

While gutter guards can make cleaning and gutter maintenance much less of a hassle, there is ultimately no such thing as an entirely maintenance-free gutter guard system. However, SPG Roofing & Exteriors can guarantee top-notch gutter guard installation, in addition to gutter installation, which will ensure that your gutter guards will do their best possible work. 

Our team can also conduct a contactless inspection whenever needed to make sure your gutter guards are doing what they need to be at all times. There are many gutter guard options available, and if you work with us to find the right one, we can guarantee that the installed gutter guard system can provide you with all the benefits.


Our Services 

SPG Roofing & Exteriors offers gutter guard installation services to the greater Indianapolis area. We’ll start the installation process with a contactless inspection to see the condition of your gutter system. After our inspection, we’ll work with you to determine the best gutter guard system that suits your home and looks like what you want it to look like. 

Once our team has collaborated with you to find the best gutter guards for your home, we will conduct a swift and seamless gutter guard installation. You won’t have to worry about preparation, the installation process, or cleanup. We work efficiently and uphold all safety measures to ensure our job is done right. After we all walk away from a job well done, both feeling confident in your gutter guards, we’ll be there to provide you with any other roofing and exterior services.   


Why Choose Us for Your Gutter Guard Installation?

When you choose us for your gutter guard installation, you don’t have to worry about incorrectly doing the installation. SPG can also ensure we match the guard with the right gutters for maximum efficiency and aesthetics. We guarantee that we’ll get the job done right when you work with us. 

At SPG Roofing & Exteriors, we know it can be hard to find a roofing and exteriors company you can trust. Our team has you and your home’s best interest in mind. If you’re thinking about giving your roof the upgrade and installing gutter guards, our team of technicians can offer you a professional and stress-free experience. From beginning to end, we’ll keep you in the loop so you always know what’s going on with your home’s gutters.   

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