Having gutter guards installed on your gutters will eliminate this arduous task!
To avoid all confusion, the term “gutter guard” does not refer to a type of security person, standing watch over your gutters! Rather, gutter guards are a type of gutter protection system. Their purpose is to stop leaves and other debris from building up inside your gutters. This, in turn, means less gutter maintenance for you!
All seasons have different types of debris floating in the air, things that eventually get in your gutters and clog them. It may be romantic to watch the leaves falling in the autumn but very annoying when your shoveling handfuls of dirty, muddy, half-rotten junk out of your gutters on the next afternoon. Think of a beautiful winter day, the kids throwing snow balls, building snowmen and you’re cracking ice off your gutters and fighting to maintain your balance on the top of a ladder. Spring and summer can wreck havoc on your gutters as well, requiring you to once again clean them out.
Having gutter guards installed on your gutters will eliminate this arduous task! They are generally designed to install on top of your existing or new rain gutter system. However, choosing the right guard is not simply a question of design – the efficiency of the different options will vary, depending on the type of debris you are up against. One of the most common types of gutter guards are made a wire mesh that prevents debris from entering your gutters. Other types are metal with slits that only allow water through and nothing else.
At Scott-Lee Guttering Company, we install a variety of gutter guards in the St. Louis and St. Charles Missouri areas. If you want to eliminate the monotonous, and sometimes dangerous task, of getting up on your roof multiple times a year to clean out your blocked gutters, call us to find out which gutter guard products are right for your home.