As fall approaches, you might notice the leaves changing colors and eventually falling to the ground. While most of us enjoy this time of year with cooler weather, football games, and the holidays around the corner, one thing we don’t look forward to is that miserable chore of cleaning all those leaves out of our gutters. One way to avoid this tedious task is installing gutter guards. But do they live up to the hype? Are they worth the extra expense? Here are 5 reasons to install gutter guards on your home:
Let’s face it – cleaning gutters is a dangerous job. There’s the risk of falling off a ladder, electric shock from exposed wires, and even the potential to damage not only the gutters themselves but also your walls, fascia, or even your roof. Gutter guards virtually eliminate the need to clean your gutters every year making it much safer for both you and your home.
The debris that clogs your gutters can harbor mold and spores. This can cause damage to your home and can also be hazardous to the health of you and your family. Gutter guards prevent clogs in your gutters eliminating this risk to you and your family.
Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow which can be detrimental to your home. Overflows can damage the gutters themselves, your foundation, the walls and roof when water penetrates the eaves, and it can even erode your property and landscaping. By eliminating the clogs that cause this excess water, gutter guards help prevent damage to your home and, in fact, can even help strengthen your gutters against future damage.
Gutter guards are not only affordable but they also save you time and money on cleaning your gutters. You get a return on your investment by cutting the costs of cleaning, as well as by preventing the significant and costly damage to your home that clogged gutters can lead to.
Clogged gutters provide the ideal location for animals to nest and also provides them with a ready-made food source. Gutters also allow an entry point for pests into your home. Birds, possum, rats, mice, and even snakes will make themselves at home in your gutters if they are clogged. Blocked gutters also lead to standing water which is the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Still on the fence about installing gutter guards? Northwest can help. Give us a call or fill out the form below for a free Leafproof XP gutter guard estimate!