If there’s one chore all homeowners would rather avoid, it’s cleaning out their gutters. After all, it’s an extremely difficult, dangerous, and time-consuming job. Luckily, with gutter guards or covers, you never have to clean your gutters again. Protecting your gutters not only saves you from unpleasant maintenance, but also solves a number of issues you may not even be aware of.
If you’re still having second thoughts on the value and cost of having a roof and gutter leaf protection system in place, read on to know more about the fantastic benefits that come with it.
Unprotected gutters require more frequent maintenance which means additional household expenses. And since gutter cleaning is not something anyone can do, you may even have to hire a professional to do the job.
With gutter guards, you can significantly reduce the amount of fallen leaves, pinecone needles and all sorts of debris that clog your gutter over time. Although gutter guards may also need occasional maintenance, they are easier and faster to clean than contaminated gutters.
Protects against premature rust and corrosion
The presence of wet debris in your gutter troughs increases the likelihood of premature rust and corrosion. Similarly, leaves and sticks can damage your gutter’s interiors, causing tiny scratches that can grow over time. Debris can also contribute to algae and mold growth which causes even more structural damage to your roof.
By stopping debris buildup, gutter covers can solve all these potential problems while extending the life of your roofing and gutter system.
Prevents ice dams
During winter, water that gets trapped in your gutter can re-freeze and cause ice dams. The weight of these compacted icicles can damage your gutter and roofing tiles. It can also hurt anyone who may be underneath once the ice breaks off.
Accumulated debris will only worsen the situation by blocking partially melted ice from exiting the gutter. Though gutter guards may not directly prevent ice dams, they can stop dirt buildup which in turn, reduces ice formation. Less ice residing in or around your gutters means less structural damage.
Keeps away pests and insect infestations
Pooled water caused by accumulated leaves can attract insects and mosquitoes. Stagnant gutter water can even be a breeding ground for mosquito-borne diseases. Similarly, debris in your roof cavity can serve as nesting material for rats, mice, snakes, possums, birds and other pests.
By reducing waste buildup, gutter guards can prevent pests from taking up residence in your gutter. At the same time, they can block any entry points in your roof cavity where pests might squeeze their way into.
Maximum gutter protection
Tired of cleaning your gutters? Bruce Andrews Seamless Gutters ensures you never have to clean your gutters again! With over 30 years of experience in the Minnesota and Wisconsin areas, we provide you with top-grade gutter protection systems designed to uplift your home’s structural integrity. As LeafLock-trained installers, we use advanced tools to give your gutter premium protection from corrosion, pest infestation, water damage, and other common issues.
Contact us to book an appointment today.