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Do I Need Leaf Gutter Guards for Maple Trees in Eden Prairie, MN?

for Stylish Property Protection in the Fall
Autumn in Minnesota is a beautiful time of the year. It's perfect for enjoying the brisk outdoors. So, whether you're still playing a round of golf at Bearpath or walking along the hiking trails at Purgatory Creek Park, there is plenty to do during the fall months.

But like any season of the year, autumn has its drawbacks. For gutter systems in Eden Prairie, one drawback is maple tree leaves. These leaves can create clogged gutters. The clogs block water from flowing through the downspouts of your gutter system.

While you can't completely stop leaves and debris from entering your rain gutters, adding leaf guards can help reduce the problem. Installing quality gutter guards can prevent leaves, twigs, acorns, and other types of debris from collecting in rain gutters. When your gutters are cluttered, they stop doing their job of directing rainwater or melting snow and ice away from your home, eventually making your home susceptible to water damage.
Rain Gutters and Our Minnesota Trees

We all enjoy the magnificent trees found throughout our great state of Minnesota. Whether it's the maples in Eden Prairie, the oaks in Chanhassen, the white pines of Wayzata, or the ash trees in Medina, Minnesotans are surrounded by lush scenery. But along with this abundance of trees come leaves. Unfortunately, leaves can be notorious culprits in blocking water and precipitation from flowing freely through your rain gutters. (Not sure what native trees are in your yard? Check out the tree directory on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.) Fortunately, installing leaf gutter guards can help by allowing water into your gutter system while stopping the leaves, twigs, and pine needles that can cause clogs.

Types of Gutter Guards

Leaf guards are available in a variety of styles. They can add an extra layer of protection to your gutter system during heavy rains and strong winds that make airborne debris trouble for gutters.

Available Options for Gutter Guards

Low-Cost Guards: These are a generic style and do not include a warranty.
• Leaf screens

Midrange Guards: With this style, leaves blow off, wash off, or will eventually be cleaned off.
• Micro-mesh guards
• Aluminum plated guards

Higher Range Guards: These are high-quality, higher-cost products available in a screen or hood style.
• Copper
• Aluminum

Do Leaf Guards Require Regular Cleaning and Maintenance?

If you install leaf guards, does that mean you will never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again? Unfortunately, no. Leaf guards aren't perfect. They still need maintenance. Leaf guards will need occasional cleaning to keep them functioning properly and remain in good condition. However, with professional installation, leaf guards cut cleaning and maintenance down to once a year or once every five years, depending on annual precipitation and the number of trees and foliage around your home.

Learn more…

If you would like to learn more about our leaf gutter guards, professional, custom installation, or cleaning services, contact us at 612-834-0664 for a free estimate. We would be happy to explain the differences in quality, maintenance, and styles of leaf guards so that you can make a decision that's right for your home. With 20 years of industry experience, our pride shows in the quality of our work.

If you'd like to learn more or get a free, professional estimate by gutter experts, call us at 612-834-0664. We take great pride in the quality of work and would be happy to answer any questions about gutter options for your home.

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