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There’s no doubt that keeping your gutters clean should be a priority throughout the year. If you live near a lot of trees, and your gutters do not have the proper protection, you are setting yourself up for a clog, or even worse, a complete gutter collapse.

With the necessity of cleaning, repairing and replacing gutters more and more prevalent in certain areas, if you ask a reliable Flagstaff roofing company they will tell you, they have begun recommending that homeowners use gutter screens, guards or covers to protect their gutter installations from excessive debris.

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Gutter Guards & Screens

Gutter screens act as a filter preventing debris and dirt from going through and clogging or otherwise damaging your gutter system. Although most screens will not keep smaller debris from going through, they can be extremely effective in the fall, when leaves and other large debris may threaten the structural integrity of your gutters. Clogged gutters can also cause major roofing problems including damage to your soffit and or fascia boards.

Since the costs involved are usually between $8.00 and $11 per lineal foot, a typical home with about 200 feet worth of gutters installed will normally require a cost of $1,600-$2,200.

So, ultimately, are gutter screens worth the money? Most likely, but the answer is that it will depend on your home’s unique needs and factors such as the location where it’s built, the length of your gutters and the amount of debris you can expect to fall every year on your roof and gutters.

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For homeowners who have a great deal of trouble with excessive debris clogging their gutters every year, and who require the services of professional roofers and gutter specialists to clean their gutters 1-2 times each year, purchasing gutter screens is definitely worth the expense. These products will not only eliminate the hassle and cost of having your gutters cleaned so often, but they may even increase your gutters’ lifespan, keeping them safe much longer. If your gutters have caused roof damage, call Polaris Roofing Systems today for a free inspection!


Justin Young

Justin Young

Justin young has been in the construction trade for nearly 25 years, focusing on insurance restoration and roofing. While attending Arizona State he worked in new construction custom homes until the opportunity came to get back into restoration and roofing. Roofing came full circle and Justin was promoted to General Manager of a local roofing company. As that progressed he ventured out on his own to start his own company, Polaris Roofing Systems. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of roofing materials, applications and roof quality. Justin enjoys spending time with his 2 young children and wife. Justin prides himself, his company and continued growth on the people around him and the integrity for which it stands for.

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