One of the biggest problems with gutters is that they get clogged with all kinds of debris such as helicopter seeds from trees. If you don’t tend to them, gutters will not do the job that they are made to do. Leaves, helicopters and water that cannot escape can make the gutter sag and break away from the fascia. They must be maintained more than once a year, and after every big storm they must be checked. One way to help maintain your gutters is to equip them with gutter guards or covers. They are also screens or filters. They keep you from always having to climb up on that ladder to remove debris such as helicopters, leaves and dirt that can accumulate in your gutters.
Gutter guards or covers come in ways such as a screen and solid covers. Screen guards keep leaves out. This way it prevents water from overflowing because they don’t build up. Gutter guards that are solid obviously have a solid surface so the leaves are pushed away and with their small channels this allows the water to run off into the gutter.
If you choose the right gutter guards, you won’t have the concern of your gutters getting clogged; therefore, you don’t have the concern about water getting into your basement or to other parts of your home and causing damage. They also help to keep your gutters clean by allowing the water to escape through them. When debris such as leaves and helicopters get trapped they blow away after drying out, leaving you maintenance free gutters. This allows you to keep up with your home and frees you from one more job that you would have to do, and at the same time the value of your home preserved.
To learn more about gutter guards and to keep helicopters landing on your gutters contact Scott-Lee Guttering Company (314) 757-9440 and St. Charles location (636) 441-3800.