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.
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.
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.