Monday, May 24th by Shannon Brelsford
Gutter Guards are an innovation on the classic gutter system.
The functionality of a gutter system is essential to the health of our homes and businesses--a fact that becomes glaringly obvious when the gutters clog and overfill.
Gutter guards were designed to block the debris from falling into the gutters and disrupting the flow of the water, causing clogs. A simple concept and design, with multiple material options and several varieties of gutter guards to choose from, gutter guards can eliminate the unpleasant task of cleaning the gutters by hand--all while protecting the home from water and potential pest damage.
There are three main types of gutter guards on the market:
Depending upon the location of your home, one type of gutter guard may work better than another. If the home is located under trees that regularly drop seeds, nuts or pine needles then reverse curve gutter guards, like Gutter Shutter, may ultimately perform better with keeping out and washing away even the slightest debris.
There are a multitude of benefits to installing gutter guards, including the increased lifespan of your gutter system and more!
Gutter guards can do more than just prevent the gutters from clogging and causing a waterfall each time it rains.For example: Gutter guards, by nature of keeping debris from accumulating in the gutters, also extend the lifespan of the gutter system by preventing plant growth within the gutter. When you see seedlings and small saplings begin to grow in the gutters, it’s only a matter of time before root systems punch their way through the material and render the gutters unsalvageable.
Far from only preventing debris to enter the gutters, however, gutter guards are also excellent at preventing pest and rodent infestations. Animals like raccoons, rats, mice, birds, bats and more are often in search of shelter from the elements, a safe place to bed down and build nests. By closing off the gutters, you can block at least one common point of entry into the roof/attic space, making it harder for animals to wriggle their way in.
There’s also the added benefit of increasing property value, protecting the home’s foundation from seepage and water intrusion, and of course--avoiding the nasty task of scooping gutter gunk into a bucket while balancing on a ladder.
Installing gutter guards is a worthwhile investment for any home. Reach out today to learn more about our Gutter Shutter System!
If you’re looking into options to protect your gutters or simply looking to avoid the unenviable task of gutter cleaning for the foreseeable future, Gutter Shutter may be the gutter system for you and your home. With our lifetime no-clog, no-pull guarantee, you can ensure your gutters are protected no matter what storm comes your way. Reach out for your free, no obligation estimate with just a call or click today!