You certainly need a gutter to keep water from entering your roof, basement, and house. But why does it need a guard?
You might think a gutter guard is just one of those expenses that you could do without.
Well, we’ve got not one, but five reasons to convince you otherwise. Read on!
- Keep Debris Out of the Gutters
Gutter guards will prevent your gutters from getting clogged up with twigs, leaves, pine needles, and other debris. You do not have to spend your weekend cleaning the gutter anymore!
- Protection for Your Home
Here are some ways that a gutter guard protects your home.
Mold and Mildew
The moisture and organic waste in your gutter provide the perfect environment for mold to thrive.
With less debris clogging up your gutters, the chances of mold or mildew growing in the gutters and your house are reduced.
Not only do mold and mildew seep into your roof but also your basement and, eventually, the air. Leaving mildew to grow in your house is risking the respiratory health of your family, especially those prone to allergies and asthma.
Not installing gutter guards often leads to water spills, which cause roof and wall damage. Water spills after accumulating in your gutters due to clogged debris, but it’s not the spill that’s a cause of worry.
All the water that’s accumulating or spilling onto your roof can lead to rust damage. Now that’s a bigger repair and much costlier than installing a gutter guard.
Without a gutter guard, it’s not just the integrity of your gutters at stake but also that of your house.
- Prevent Fires
Several leaves and twigs from those neighbouring trees end up in your gutters. Stuck long enough, this debris tends to dry up and become the perfect setup for a wildfire.
Yes, that’s what happens when some lighted embers enter your open gutters.
One way to prevent this catastrophe?
Keep the debris and the lighted embers from entering your gutters with the help of a gutter guard.
- Pest Control
Open gutters are an attractive sight for pests and a breeding spot for insects.
Open gutters are also the reason why you haven’t been able to get those pests out of your backyard.
Think of it, an open gutter is a perfect spot for pests with the accumulation of debris, dirt, and water. Once the debris clogs up the gutter, it becomes a safe place for the insects to lay their eggs. Any place that is a breeding ground for pests becomes a hunting ground for wild animals.
You wouldn’t want to risk your life by cleaning those gutters yourself, would you?
- Save Money on Maintenance and Repair
Gutter guards reduce the amount of debris entering your gutters. By keeping your gutters clean, you’re also ensuring they function optimally for a long time. This reduces the costs of gutter maintenance and repair.
Clogged gutters can weaken the integrity of your gutters, causing them to rust, and eventually cost you all your savings.
Why worry about such problems when you can easily prevent them by installing gutter guards?
If you’re getting them installed this season, then who better to call than Gutter-Vac?
Our expert team will install the right gutter guard for your house so you’re not busy booking maintenance services for a long time.