Gutter guards will certainly decrease the number of times you find it necessary to clean your gutters.
Gutter guards are a wonderful solution for those who get a lot of rain but do not want to spend endless hours clearing their gutters free of debris. Gutters are a crucial component of safe, healthy, homes. Without gutters rain water would seep straight down into the foundation of our homes. They would soon be compromised and we would run into serious problems. Gutters and downspouts catch rain water and direct it away from the home’s foundation.
In order to avoid these problems, gutters are a pretty easy fix. Once they are installed you do not have to think about them much at all. With the exception of maintenance, like cleaning out debris. Unfortunately, this has to happen on a fairly regular basis. Failing to maintain gutters can just cause them to clog, which means they are not serving their intended purpose. It can put stress on the gutters and on your home if they become clogged and are not cleaned out.
How do gutter guards work?
Many homeowners do not think much about their gutters and they like it that way. Certain types of gutters allow homeowners to do less maintenance and can last up to 90 years. Yet, cleaning will always be an issue unless you choose to have gutter guards installed. There are several different types of gutter guards, but what they do is fit over your current gutters and keep debris from clogging them, yet still allow water to pass through. Gutter guards consist of a mesh covering that easily lets water into the gutters, but makes sure that no debris can get inside.
There are many reasons to consider getting gutter guards. First of all, why not? Most homeowners do not clean out their gutters as often as they should because it is very often a job that does not make it to the top of the priority list. There are usually better ways you could be spending your time. Climbing up on a ladder to personally scrape out the twigs, pine needles, leaves, etc. that weigh down the gutters, keep them from doing their job, and stress the roof of your home, is important, but its hardly an enjoyable activity. And it can even be very dangerous for many homeowners who cannot easily or safely do the job themselves. Instead of spending the money that it costs to pay someone to come out and clean your rain gutters, investing in gutter guards means no more hassle.
Are gutter guards foolproof?
Gutter guards will certainly decrease the number of times you find it necessary to clean your gutters. Saying you will never again need to clean your gutters would probably be untrue. But with proper installation, and if you find the right gutter guards for your home and your gutters, they will significantly reduce the hassle that comes with routinely needing to clear debris.
Find the right gutter guards.
At Scott-Lee Guttering, we can help you determine which gutter guard system is right for your home and budget. We offer a wide variety of gutter guards, like Leaf Solution. Call us today at 314-756-9440 for St. Louis and for our St. Charles location 636-441-3800.