Top Questions on Memphis Gutter Guards
When you’re thinking of installing gutter guards on your Memphis home, you want to be sure that you get the right fit for your needs.
There are a lot of questions that come up when deciding whether or not to install gutter guards, and we’ve put together this list of the most frequently asked questions so that you can have the answers at your fingertips.
Q: What is a gutter guard?
A: A gutter guard is a device that helps prevent leaves, twigs, pine needles, and other debris from entering your gutters. They’re typically made from aluminum or plastic mesh with openings small enough to stop larger particles from falling into the waterway system. Gutter guards are used as a preventive measure against clogged gutters and roof leaks by keeping leaves and other debris out of the gutter system before they have time to build up inside pipes or cause blockages.
Q: What kind of gutter guards do you recommend?
A: At Restoration Roofing we install RainDrop Gutter Guards. These are our go-to gutter guards due to their durability, easy installation, and effectiveness in keeping out debris.
Q: Will RainDrop Gutter Guards fit on my gutters?
A: The highly adaptable RainDrop fits both 5″ and 6″ gutters but can be modified to fit 4″ to 10″ gutters as well.
Q: What are gutter guards made from?
A: RainDrop Gutter Guards are made out of polypropylene. This strong and durable material is a type of plastic that is far superior to vinyl and metal products. It is resistant to fatigue, stays strong in extreme sun, does not absorb water, and is used on automobiles.
Q: What is one thing that is unique about RainDrop?
A: The way it’s designed for spacing during installation! Since RainDrop adjusts to different temperatures, we’ve designed it in a way that allows for flexibility, preventing the system from getting damaged. Oval spaces and torque stops are just some innovations of our gutter guards!
Q: How is RainDrop Gutter Guard different from gutter screens or filters?
A: A few different ways! Arguably the most important being that gutter screens & filters can still get clogged by debris. With RainDrop, debris slides right over the gutter guard while allowing water to pass through the system.
Q: How do bad gutters affect my home?
A: From washing away your landscaping to causing serious damage to your home’s foundation, bad gutters allowing water to leak through or spill over can cause major problems. With a trusted system in RainDrop, you can avoid these and many other issues.
Q: Won’t pine needles go through the openings in the RainDrop Gutter Guard?
A: The openings are small enough so that any debris that does get through won’t be enough to clog your gutters. But most of the time, pine needles will just roll over it!
Q: Will Installing Under the Shingles Void My Roof Warranty?
A: No. Voiding your roof warranty by having gutter guards installed under your shingles is a common misconception. If nails or screws are driven through all layers of your roof, that’s a different story.
Q: Does Weather Affect the RainDrop Pro Gutter Guard?
A: RainDrop is installed differently depending on the current temperature, to account for the fact that the system does expand and contract a bit based on the weather. Patented gauges included in each section of the gutter guard help to determine the correct spacing needed.
Q: Will ice block the gutter guard during the cold season?
A: The dark color of the RainDrop gutter guard helps it absorb sunlight so that they can stay warm enough to melt any ice that may try to hinder the system’s performance.
Work With Restoration Roofing
At Restoration Roofing our team is here to keep you covered. We believe that every homeowner deserves to have a safe, secure roof over their home and we want to help you find the right gutter guard for your home.
We are the top-rated Memphis roofing company serving all of the surrounding suburbs of Memphis. Our team of fully licensed and insured roofers specialize in residential and commercial roofing, gutters, and skylights.
Interested in working with Restoration Roofing? To get in touch with one of our project managers, give us a call at 901-854-3402 or click here to set up an inspection and digital report. We offer free inspections that are easy and completed quickly. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more tips on finding the best roofing contractor for you.