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Southeast PAGutter Guard Installs & Replacements

Clogged gutters can be a problem for any homeowner, and water overflow can cause attic leaks, basement flooding and damage to fascia boards, decks, and patios. Clogged gutters will also cause siding, sheathing, and trim to rot from water damage and require repairs.

Certitude Home Improvements can help you eliminate these problems with gutter guard installation. Gutter guards, also known as gutter covers, gutter screens and leaf filters, are protective coverings designed to allow only water to enter your gutters and block leaves, twigs, and other debris. Installing gutter guards is a "one-and-done" upgrade that will protect your home from all kinds of moisture damage. Contact Certitude online to get started with an inspection. We offer free estimates on all our services in Wayne, West Chester, Malvern and nearby areas.

Do I need gutter guards?

Gutter guards offer a wide range of protection to your home and ensure your gutters continue to operate at full capacity. Without gutter guards, your gutters are vulnerable to debris clogs, causing water damage around your property or in your home.

Gutter guards prevent:

  • Clogging from leaves, pine needles and other debris
  • Water damage from clogged gutters not directing water away from your property
  • Basement and foundation flooding from pooled water
  • Pest and insect infestation from stagnant water, leaves and twigs
  • UV damage & ice damming from ineffective gutter protection
  • Plant, grass and foundation erosion from pooling water

What's important when choosing a gutter guard?

There are several gutter guard options available, which is why it's important to ask:

  • Will the gutter guard filter out all kinds of materials? Generally, gutter guards keep all but the smallest debris out of your gutter. Some screen or mesh gutter covers won't prevent small particles like seeds & roof shingle granules from accumulating in your gutters. Consider the type of trees around your house when choosing gutter guards.
  • Will gutter guard installation damage roof shingles? Many gutter covers require lower courses of roof shingles to be pried up to install the gutter screen. Certitude contractors will ensure that this is done properly to avoid shingle damage.
  • Can leaves accumulate on the gutter cover and block water drainage? This can be a problem with many screen-type gutter covers, which is why we'll determine the best gutter guard for your home to give you ideal performance and limit maintenance.
  • Can the gutter cover come loose or be damaged easily? Like any other exterior part of your house, there is always the chance your gutters can be damaged by the elements. We use high-quality, durable products that will last under normal weather patterns.
  • Will gutter guards look good on my gutters? Gutter guards come in a wide variety of colors, meaning we can match the guard to your existing gutter to give your home a seamless appearance.
Severe Weather Overview

Severe Weather Reports in 2022

Pennsylvania saw 546 severe weather reports between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.

Total Tornado Hail Wind
Pennsylvania 546 7 43 496
Thunderstorm + Hail

43 Hail Reports & 496 Wind Reports During 2022

Severe storms have sustained 58+ mph windspeeds. Strong winds loosen shingles on your roof and cause them to crack or blister. Hail damages your roof by wearing down the granules on asphalt shingles. When shingles are worn down, loosened or fractured, the areas under the shingles are vulnerable. Leaks are common with both phenomena. Over the past 12 months, Philadelphia has seen the most severe thunderstorms with 77 storms reported. Pittsburg saw the most hail with 38 reports.

Severe Thunderstorm Reports Hail Reports
Philadelphia 77 8
Pittsburgh 31 38
Allentown 12 2
Erie 12 7
Reading 13 21
Scranton 27 8
Malvern 25 1
West Chester 25 6
Rain + Snow

Rain and Snow Affect Your Roof

Heavy and consistent rainfall gravitates to and infiltrates any weakened areas on the roof. It’s important to inspect your roof to make sure water is flowing off properly to prevent leaks and moisture damage. After a snowstorm, inspect and remove any snow or ice buildup along the edges of your roof. The weight of the snow damages your roof and gutters. In the last 12 months, Philadelphia received the most rain with 38.5 inches reported. Scranton reported 26.9 inches of snow, the most in PA.

Average Rainfall Average Snowfall
Philadelphia 38.5 inches 18 inches
Pittsburgh 30.4 inches 11.1 inches
Allentown 37.9 inches 23.6 inches
Erie 26.3 inches 14.1 inches
Reading 37.4 inches 23.7 inches
Scranton 34 inches 26.9 inches
Malvern 37.8 inches 24.8 inches
West Chester 38 inches 23.4 inches
Hurricane + Tropical Storm Overview

13 Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Since 2000

Tropical storms and hurricanes bring wind, rain, flooding and tornado threats at a higher, more sustained level. Pennsylvania has seen impacts from 8 tropical storms and 5 hurricanes since 2000.

2000 - 2022
Tropical Storms 8
Hurricanes 5
Hurricane + Tropical Storm

Most Destructive Hurricanes & Tropical Storms in PA

Wind and rain are the main threats to your PA roof during a tropical storm or hurricane. A tropical storm has sustained winds of 39 mph - 73 mph. A hurricane has sustained winds of 74 - 95 mph as a category 1.

Year Impact
Tropical Storm Allison 2001 241 homes destroyed; 1,300 homes had major damage
Tropical Storm Henri 2003 $3.5 million in damage; 380 homes damaged
Tropical Storm Hanna 2008 E1 tornado in Allentown, PA
Hurricane Ike 2008 Winds 70+mph; 180k without power, State of Emergency in PA
Hurricane Irene 2011 706k without power, floodwaters not seen in over 140 years; 70+ winds
Tropical Storm Lee 2011 6 - 10 inches of rain, 14+ inches of rain in some areas
Hurricane Sandy 2012 “Superstorm Sandy”; 20+ inches of rain; 1.2 million without power; State of Emergency in PA
Tropical Storm Cindy 2017 Flash flooding; EF1 tornado in Long Pine; wind damage
Tropical Storm Fay 2020 Microburst/wind damage; flooding
Hurricane Ida 2021 Record flooding; extensive tornado damage

How do gutter guards work?

Gutter guards offer maintenance-free protection for your gutters. Certitude installs quality gutter guards from Leaf Relief ® to protect your home from a handful of costly damages. Gutter guard features include:

  • Keeping out debris - Gutter guards eliminate the need for you to clean out your gutters. They prevent leaves, twigs, pine needles, moss and more from slipping into your gutters.
  • Handling high volumes of water - Even in areas that experience heavy rain and downpours regularly, gutter guards will regulate the water flow that enters your gutters.
  • Durability - Leaf Relief ® is the only gutter protection system that offers a triple lifetime warranty, patented nose-forward design, textured and ribbed surface, PermaLife finish and heavy-duty mounting brackets. 
  • Boosting curb appeal - The Leaf Relief ® system is designed to blend seamlessly into your roof line. You can also choose a color that complements your home.

Upgrade your home with quality gutter guards today

If you have clogged gutters or gutters that frequently need to be cleaned, gutter guards are the solution for you. If you're interested in gutter guard installation, call Certitude Home Improvements at 1-610-549-4738 or contact us online to get started. We offer free estimates on all gutter services in West Chester, Wayne, Malvern and the nearby areas.

$0 Down financing available!

At Certitude Home Improvements, we offer a variety of easy-to-use financing options for homeowners in Pennsylvania. During our in-house visit, our specialists will create a financing plan that works for you! We offer financing options for any of our services.

Certitude Home Improvement offers lifetime workmanship and manufacturer warranties.

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Lehigh, PA

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Montgomery, PA

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