Property maintenance contributes a considerable portion to your business expenses, especially tasks that require regular attention, such as gutter cleaning. You can reduce your maintenance burden by investing in long-term solutions that preserve the condition of your property.
Gutter covers, in particular, keep drainage systems working properly and protect commercial roofs. Although they require upfront costs, they provide you with savings in the long run by reducing the need for gutter repairs and replacements.
Below are three ways a gutter guard installation helps you save money.
1. Protects against rust and corrosion
Open gutters easily collect leaves and twigs. Wet debris that sit in your gutters for a long period can cause your drainage system to corrode quickly. When neglected, rusty troughs can compromise the structural integrity of the entire roof. And replacing an entire roofing system or even just the drainage can get expensive.
Save yourself from costly repairs by installing a gutter guard. This prevents debris from collecting in the troughs, allowing water to trickle down freely.
2. Prevents water damage and freezing
Apart from rust, soggy leaves in gutters can cause different types of water damage. Water that collects in troughs can freeze during winter, creating ice dams. The moisture from ice dams can seep into your roof, causing water damage on your commercial property. Plus, when the ice dams get too heavy, it can tear off the gutter completely from the roof.
Gutter covers can’t entirely prevent freezing, but they can significantly reduce the size of ice dams, making their weight bearable for the drainage system.
Apart from ice dams, clogged gutters can cause water damage to the foundation of your commercial property. The water can overflow and trickle down to your exterior walls, causing unsightly stains or cracking.
The water from your gutters can travel farther down, drenching your landscaping. Rainwater that flows to your garden unintentionally can flood the topsoil and drown your plants. Aside from gutter repair, a clogged drainage system can also cost you landscaping restoration expenses.
A gutter cover will keep your drainage clog-free, keeping the water flowing and directing it away from your landscape and commercial property.
3. Keeps away pests and critters
Finally, gutter guards prevent pests from building their nests in your drainage system. Possums, birds, bees, rats, and snakes can clog your gutters with discarded food and even carcasses, leading to costly flood damage.
When critters start nesting in your gutters, they can enter your building through spaces on your walls or roof. This pest infestation can turn away customers, endanger your staff, and affect your reputation.
With its many benefits, a gutter cover is a worthwhile investment that preserves the condition of your commercial property, reduces your maintenance expenses, and ensures smooth day-to-day operations.
Ensure the long-term value of your investment by trusting only experienced gutter cover installers.
4. Efficient Commercial Roofing and Drainage Systems
Upgrade your roofing system and invest in superior gutter protection. At Bruce Andrews Seamless Gutters, we offer the durable, low-maintenance LeafLock ™ gutter systems, providing long-term protection to your commercial property while helping you reduce business expenses. Our team of installers works quickly, minimizing operational downtime.
Call us at 877-594-7449 today to get a free quote and assessment.