When many people consider proper home maintenance, they may completely forget about their gutters, but your home’s gutter system is a vital piece of your home’s structure. The gutter system is responsible for directing water away from your home, so poorly maintained gutters can have disastrous consequences. Keep your gutters in proper working order for longer with the installation of gutter guards.
3 Benefits of Installing Gutter Guards
Reduced Likelihood of Blockages
A gutter guard system is intended to keep debris out of your gutters while still allowing water to flow freely. Whereas leaves and other debris is known to create clogs in typical gutter systems, a gutter guard can prevent this type of buildup. This will save you a lot of heartache in the future and a lot of time you might have spent cleaning out your gutters.
Significantly Slowed Rusting
Although your gutters will eventually rust, you can prevent this from happening too quickly with a gutter guard installation. Premature rusting in gutters is often caused by water-soaked debris settling in the gutter. By preventing the buildup of debris, you can effectively slow down the rusting of your gutter system and continue to use it for twice as long.
The stagnant water that tends to sit in uncovered gutter systems attracts all manner of pests, including mosquitoes, cockroaches, spiders, and more. Mosquitoes especially love to breed in areas with standing water, so keeping your gutters clear could mean preventing an unpleasant, mosquito-plagued summer. A gutter guard installation will also keep rodents, birds, and other small animals from getting into and damaging your gutters.
To install gutter guards on your gutter system, contact the gutter repair and replacement professionals at Falcon Exteriors.