Seven Reasons to Install Gutter Guards on Your Home
Is it necessary to install gutter guards on your home?
As with all home maintenance, educating yourself on the pros and cons of whether or not to invest in a particular home improvement is time well spent. The same is true for the question of whether to install gutter guards on your home or now.
Here are seven reasons why you should consider gutter guards a good investment in the care of your home.
01. Pest control
Your gutter is a very appealing potential home for birds and critters. Not allowing them access in the first place also avoids the inevitable standing water that also attracts insects.
02. Preventive care
Though there will likely be some upkeep and maintenance to your gutters over time, it will not be as frequent or as serious if you keep them clean by installing the guards.
03. Home protection
By forcing rainwater to flow over your gutter guards and into the downspouts, you are avoiding potential leaks inside your home and inevitable damage to your foundation.
04. Minimizing the risk of mold and mildew
The natural material that gathers in your gutters, when combined with the rainwater, can harbor mold spores that then overflow to your roof or siding. This is bad for your health and the health of your home.
05. Work with what you have
You most likely will not have to purchase new gutters in the process; rather just have the guards installed on your existing gutters for a nice cost savings.
06. Curb appeal
You can improve your home’s curb appeal with a cleaner, fresher appearance when you prevent material from growing up and out of your gutters.
07. Avoiding a possible fall
The process of cleaning out the gutters can be risky, even dangerous. Falling off an unstable ladder or trying to keep your footing on shingles that are slippery from mold can happen quickly and be devastating. In addition, the exposure to decaying material that has gathered in your gutters is a further health risk.
Our team of gutter experts can thoroughly explain both the pros and cons of gutter guards to you and your family. We know what options are available and which gutter guards will work best for any given gutter situation.
I am asked often if I have gutter guards on my home, and the answer is a resounding yes.