It is very rare to find a home that does not have a gutter system installed. It is such an important feature, that no house is built without one. The reason why is that gutters have a very important job – they collect and divert rain water away from your home. Unfortunately, rain is not the only thing that gets in your gutters. Therefore, it is paramount that you stay on guard with your gutters! Fortunately the problem has a rather simple solution, have gutter guards installed.
Benefits to Gutter Guards
There are a number of benefits to having them installed. The first is that gutters are constantly needing to be cleaned. We experience all four seasons here in Missouri. This means that with each new season, gutters need to be cleaned. Not only is this task monotonous, but it also has it’s risks. Some roofs are very high, or have tricky angles. It can be dangerous getting on a ladder to reach them.
When we think of clogged gutters we think of leaves and pine needles. While they are more often than not the culprit, there are a number of others things that cause gutters to get clogged. Twigs, acorns, berries, helicopters from trees and other tree debris cause clogs. In addition to these, birds, squirrels and bugs can lay eggs or make nests. Mold can develop and cause damage to the outside as well as the inside of your house. When clogged gutters prevent water from being able to drain properly, it can cause damage to your roof, siding, foundation, and landscape. Gutter guards can prevent these things from happening.
Investment pays off
Gutter guards are well worth the investment as they pay for themselves over time. They save you the cost of maintenance and from having to pay to fix the damage that clogged gutters and downspouts so often create.
There are a large variety of gutter guards to choose from. They come in a number of styles and colors so that you can find one that matches your home and your budget. At Scott-Lee Guttering we carry many types of gutter guards that will make your decision much easier to make!
St. Louis Gutter Guard Systems
For more information or to get a free quote on a gutter guard system, contact Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314)757-9440 and our St. Charles location (636)441-3800, and stay on guard with your gutters.