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To properly maintain gutters, cleanings are required a couple of times a year. Gutter guards, also known as leaf guards, are often the easiest and most practical option to keeping your gutter system clean and free of debris.
The value of eliminating these frequent cleanings make gutter guards worth the investment. But what are they exactly and why are gutter guards so beneficial?
What Are Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards are designed to eliminate a majority of biomatter buildup that can form and become clogged in your gutter system. They are placed over the top of gutters to filter out debris that can lead to clogged drainage systems.
These clogs can cause leaks that will lead to rot and damage of the home’s structure. The moisture trapped in the debris not only causes additional unnecessary weight to your system, it can hold moisture and lead to corrosion of your gutters.
The gutter guards work by acting as a filter for the water flowing down from the roof, keeping your system free of leaves and other debris. The water, when free of this clogging debris, flows through the system freely.
If a clog forms in your gutter system, it won’t flow out through the downspouts and can overflow. The water can pool around the foundation of the home causing not only rot but also creating potential for mosquitoes and other insects to be attracted and breed.
Do I Need Gutter Guards?
Debris in the run off from your roof as well as trees near your home can create the potential for clogs in your gutter system. Protecting your investment in a rain gutter system means leaf and debris protection. This is vital to the prevention of clogs, thus reducing the amount of maintenance required and eliminating most of your interior gutter cleanings.
If you notice mold or peeling paint on the exterior of your home, it could be indicative of a failing gutter system. Clogs in downspouts and debris in gutter lines can add unnecessary weight to the system, causing them to sag and pull away from the home. This can cause leaks and lead to standing water that will attract mold and insects.
Do Gutter Guards Work?
Experts recommend gutters be cleaned out at least twice a year and more frequently for homes with excessive tree coverage. Gutter guards can significantly reduce the need for frequent cleanings.
Rain gutter systems with gutter guards installed usually only need any sitting leaves to be brushed away, which is much easier of a task than scooping debris clogs out of your gutter system. Gutter guards decrease the amount of maintenance required to keep gutters clear and clean and functioning properly.
Gutter Guards are a Practical Investment
Problems caused from a failing clogged gutter system can include rotted fascia, mold and mildew, landscape erosion, and foundation issues. Gutter guards are an effortless way to help prevent leaves from forming clogs that can cause these expensive to repair problems.
A gutter guard installation will significantly decrease the amount of maintenance you’ll need to perform on your gutter system. Contact us today to schedule an installation of this valuable upgrade to your gutter system.