Avoid the yearly ritual of hauling out the ladder to clean the gutters.
When I consider the ingenuity behind gutter guards, the first thought that comes to mind is “Now why didn’t I think of that?”. The idea of being able to avoid the twice year ritual of hauling out the ladder and cleaning out the gutters is something I never would have thought possible. If you too are tired of the ritual give your local gutter company a call today, and have them give you an estimate.
Benefits To Covering Your Gutters
Besides the obvious convenience, there are other benefits to covering your gutters. Debris can accumulate quickly inside your gutters, especially towards the end of fall, when the trees are ridding themselves of leaves. If you clean your gutters too early in the season you may miss out on some later obstructions. This is especially dangerous in the winter when standing water will turn to ice and you could potentially face an ice dam build up inside your roof lining. If guarded, your gutters stay clear all year round.
The cleaning ritual that we have come to dread is actually dangerous. An average of 180,000 injuries are reported each year as a result of someone falling off of a ladder while cleaning their gutters or roof. Even more disturbing is that 4% of those cause permanent disability and 1% are fatal.
The added protection of a gutter guard will add value and sidewalk appeal to your home. Gutter guards deter mosquitoes and other insects from nesting inside your gutter since there will no longer be any debris causing standing water. Other pests, such as squirrels will also be denied access to build a home inside your gutter system.
The Gutter Dome System
The Gutter Dome system has an advantage over other gutter guards on the market. It is able to be installed on all different gutter designs including half round, curved, or K-style. They also work on materials such as copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and vinyl. Gutter domes come in 5 foot segments and are installed easily over your existing gutter system with self-drilling screws. The mesh filter allows only pure water to enter your gutters, blocking all leaves, pine needles and any other objects from entering. If you are considering having gutter guards installed on your home, ask your gutter specialist to show you first hand the benefits of the gutter dome system.
Avoid Potential Damage
Your home is your largest single investment and should be protected as much as possible. Homeowners often do not consider the damage that can occur by leaking gutters, and the biggest contributing factor to a leaky gutter is a build-up of debris. On top of that, the weight of built up ice inside the gutter can cause it to break away from the house. Excessive leaking can also cause unseen problems such as mold buildup behind walls.
There really is no reason why you should not invest in gutter guards for your home. Unless of course you enjoy the work-out from all the ladder climbing. Scott-Lee Guttering Company can have them installed in no time. Consider calling us today at (314) 756-9440.