Appropriately installed gutters can be an excellent way to protect the roof, walls and the foundation of your house from water and debris, thereby saving you the cost of roof and wall repairs. However, while gutters can save your house from potential water damage, there are also certain disadvantages of installing gutters. One of the biggest problems with gutters is that it is necessary to clean them every year for them to function properly. Especially after the fall season, when the gutters are filled with leaves, pine tiny pine needles and other garbage, it can be a strenuous task to clean them. To avoid these hassles, it is wise to use guards, which can efficiently prevent leaves and other debris from entering the gutter, and only allow the flow of clean water into it.
Gutter guards are available in a wide range of styles such as polyurethane foam guards, surface area tension systems and cross systems. All of these styles use vinyl or steel mesh to keep leaves and other garbage out of the gutters. However, the only thing that you need to take care of is the size of the fine mesh used in the gutter guard that considerably affects the amount of dirt that can get into the gutter.
Let us discuss in brief the various advantages of using gutter guards:
With gutter guards, your gutters can be cleaned more easily and, less frequently, which in turn saves you the risk of physical injury by getting to the top of your house roof to clean your gutters.
Certain gutter troughs can be highly prone to rusting. As a result, they can rust and corrode in a short time due to wet debris accumulating in them. Gutter guards are excellent solutions to prevent gutter troughs from rusting before time.
During the winter, there are chances that accumulated water in the gutter freezes and leaks in your home, thereby causing considerable water damages to the roofs and walls. Gutter guards protect your home from possible water damages by preventing freezing.