Rain gutters will not be able to perform their role in gathering water pouring from the roof away from you home if you don’t keep them clean. Environmental debris like leaves, seeds and bird droppings can clog the gutter system. If the gutters are not working properly, a string of problems will arise from mold, leaking basements and permanent water damages in the foundation and undersides of your homes.
Gutters, like any other home fixture, necessitate regular maintenance. Whether you want to do it by yourself or you prefer to hire professional guttering personnel to get the job done, it is important that your gutters will be cleaned at least twice a year. If your house is located in the suburbs or if you have a lot of trees surrounding your house, then it should be more than the said general guideline.
Today, the guttering industry continues to develop both traditional and innovative solutions to lessen the physical and monetary hassles brought by regular gutter maintenance. One of the most effective solutions chosen by a large number of homeowners is the installation of gutter guards.
So, what are gutter guards?
As the name implies, gutter guards are the solution to a gutter full of debris. They are the answer to overflowing gutters and spillage of water into the rafters which may damage your roofing and soffits. It shields your home from leaves, pine needles, and dirt from clogging up your gutter while letting the water flow through easily.
How do gutter guards really work?
Gutter guards use a screen meshing or a leaf guard that traps the leaves and other debris while allowing the water to pour down into the downspout with ease. The trapped leaves will eventually dry up and the wind will carry them away from your roof. A leaf strainer can also be mounted into the opening of your downspouts as an added protection for similar clogging and blocking of the waterway.
Installing gutter guards are easy and no tools are necessary. They can be fitted into a pre-existing gutter and they will not be visible from the ground so they won’t spoil the overall look and style of your home’s exterior.
To save from spending money on repairs and damage control, invest on a gutter guard today. They will maintain your gutter for you and will make your life worry-free. You’ll be thankful for it in the fall season!