Gutter Protection Installation

With more than two decades of combined gutter cleaning experience, we have seen almost every type of gutter protection system on the market. Through these experiences we have learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t. There have been a few reoccurring themes.

Despite competitor’s and manufacturer’s claims, there is not just one gutter guard system that works for every situation.

Aspen Services, Inc. carries many different types and styles of proven gutter protection systems for all budgets. Of course this drives our competition and our brand manufacturer’s crazy, but it is the right thing to do for our customers. Leaves, needles, and tree debris (seeds, pods, and pollen) come in many different sizes. It is not only the trees that need to be accounted for, but the roof topography as well. Roofs have different pitches and complexities that make a difference in gutter guard selection.

In fact, there is usually not just one type of gutter guard recommended for your whole house.

Aspen Services, Inc. has cleaned 1000’s of gutters over the years. We know where the problems are and how to protect against them. Aspen Services, Inc. will put together a custom solution to meet your needs in the most economical way possible. You may require a fine mesh or solid cover guard in one area of your house to protect against small evergreen needles while another section may need only a more economical, larger pore guard to protect against a broad leaf, still another section may rarely ever see debris and only calls for a downspout filter, just in case.

All systems will likely need some type of maintenance down the road due to debris penetration or filter clog.

Here is where the rubber meets the road. Anyone can sell you a gutter protection system based on claims alone. Aspen Services, Inc. has never been that company. Should maintenance be required due to debris penetration or filter failure, Aspen will service the system for the original purchaser at no charge for the first five years. If service is required beyond that we will charge a nominal fee. Aspen Services, Inc. has always stood behind our work, as verified by the 100’s of top notch reviews. We are one of the highest rated companies in town and we aim to keep it that way.

Below you will see the different styles and brands that we install. Please check out our FAQ section, which will help explain our gutter protection program in more detail. Also visit our picture gallery to see gutter guards in action as well as ones we have found installed improperly by either homeowners or the competition.

Please click on the guard brand to visit the manufacturer’s website for additional information.

Green Gutter Screens

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Detail: Collection system, 3 options (Micro mesh to larger pore mesh to no screen)

Solution: Micro mesh: Fine pine type needles and other fine pointed leaves

Medium screen: medium to small leaves, high flow roof valleys

No overlay screen: Broad leaves, high flow roof valleys

Pro: attractive cost, extremely durable, low profile, heat coil to help prevent ice dams, icicles and freeze over is an option, lifetime product warranty

Con: Micro mesh is prone to some overflow at the bottom of roof valleys during periods of heavy rain, micro, filter may clog over time, flat profile may lead to times of accumulation due to the flat surface, higher cost with complex rooflines.

 

Clean Gutter

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Detail: Collection system. Micro mesh screen, reverse curves to pull water through, latest technology.

Solution: Fine pine type needles and other trees what disperse small pointed leaves.

Pro: Low profile, does not allow any debris into the gutter system, durable design, heat coil to help prevent ice dams, icicles and freeze over is an option, will match profile pitch of roof to keep debris from accumulating on top of filter, 10 year product warranty

Con: May see some overflow at the bottom of roof valleys during periods of heavy rain, higher cost vs. our other solutions but still much less than other all-in-one systems, filter may clog over time

Rain Flow

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Detail: Collection system. Fibrous polyurethane coated coconut fibers.

Solution: Medium to broad leaf trees

Pro: Very economical product regardless of roof line complexity, low profile, readily accepts large amounts of water.

Con: flat profile may lead to times of accumulation due to the flat surface, no option for heat coil, lower weight rating vs. metal solutions.

 

Gutter Stuff

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Detail: Collection system, medium pore size, polyether outdoor foam, UV coating

Solution: Medium to broad leaf trees

Pro: Our most economical product regardless of roof line complexity, low profile, readily accepts large amounts of water, 15 product year warranty

Con: flat profile may lead to times of accumulation due to the flat surface, no option for heat coil, lower weight rating vs. metal solutions.

 

Gutta Gard

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Detail: Reverse flow deflection system, no filter, solid aluminum cover. This inexpensive version of a gutter guard is the same concept as any other reverse flow product like Leaf Guard or Gutter Helmet, without the expensive modification.

Solution: small to broad leaf trees under low volume rooflines

Pro: attractive cost with simple rooflines, matches pitch of roof to prevent debris accumulation, no filter to clog, 15 year product warranty

Con: overflow will occur with high volumes of water, no option for heat coil, higher cost with complex roof line.

FAQ

 

Q. Why do I need Gutter Guards?

A. Clogged gutters can result in pre-mature decay of wood surfaces, flooded basements, and water damage in your walls. Gutter guards greatly reduce or eliminate your risk of water damage while increasing the value of your home. The proper guard will also protect your underground drainage systems.

 

Q. Will I still need to clean my gutters?

A. You should always take notice of the water flow coming from you gutters; however,the right guard correctly installed will eliminate most need of cleaning gutters. We will happily maintain your system by either unclogging or replacing a guard section on the remote chance there is an issue. We offer this service at no charge for our customers for the first five years. If service is needed beyond that we will charge a nominal fee.

 

Q. What factors do I consider when choosing the right guard for my home?

A. This is our favorite question. Many factors are involved in determining what guard we recommend:

  • Type of foliage and debris in your area
  • Style and size of gutter
  • Type of roof & pitch of roof
  • Number of downspouts and size
  • Frequency of cleaning required
  • Budget

Q. What type of warranty or guarantee do you offer?

A. Aspen’s service guarantee covers any problems with installation, and performance of the product for the first five years. Should maintenance be required due to debris penetration or filter failure, Aspen will service the system for the original purchaser at no charge for the first five years by either clearing a clog or replacing a non-performing section. If service is required beyond that we will charge a nominal fee. Warranties on the product itself vary by product and manufacturer. We only install guards that have performed well and that endure the elements.

 

Q. Will gutter guards solve my ice dam problems?

A. There are 3 causes for ice dams:

Clogs

Clogged gutters cause ice dams. If this is the reason your home is experiencing damming issues, the proper gutter guard installed correctly will eliminate the problem.

Improper Installation

Gutters are sometimes installed improperly or the home may have settled allowing dams to form. If this is the case it is likely that gutter guards will not solve your problem and other repair is necessary.

Weather

A typical Colorado winter doesn’t have a lot of precipitation during the very cold months of January and February. When this occurs, ice damming is much more prevalent. In this scenario it is possible to have a rapid snow melt during the day and a rapid freeze at night. Even during a typical winter this can occur if shading is present. The only solution for this type of ice damming is heating devices that keep the water from freezing in the gutters and downspouts. In December 2011 and February 2012 we saw this occur even in some instances where no gutters were present.