Now that Missouri is well into the winter season you are probably rethinking the gutter guard system you turned down in the fall.
Like any responsible homeowner you went ahead and had your gutters thoroughly cleaned at the end of the fall, in anticipation of a harsh Missouri winter. Now, as your gutters are overflowing, you realize that debris collects inside of your gutters all year round.
How Gutter Guards Protect Your Home
Just because all of the leaves have fallen does not mean your gutter system is safe. Other things like small branches and pine needles will also restrict the flow of water. If you use a professional gutter company to clean your gutters then it is likely they mentioned the convenience of a gutter guard to you. Turning them down was probably a mistake. Snow and ice wreak havoc on gutters, causing ice dams to build up and damage the very structure of your home. This problem is exacerbated when the gutter system is clogged from debris. Unless you are on a ladder everyday picking out the odds and ends that make their way into your gutter, then there has been an accumulation since you last cleaned them out. The only way to prevent this is by adding gutter guards to your home.
A Unique Protective System
Leaf Shelter offers a unique way of protecting your gutters. With the innovative water flow design they are able to handle rainfall in excess of 25 inches per hour. Your gutter company can have them installed in a day right on top of your existing gutter and with no nails or screws holding them in place, there is no damage to soffits or issues with roof warranties. They simply slide right up under the shingles, making them the most non-invasive gutter guard available. Leaf Shelter has the added benefit of blending in; with eight colors to choose from, you can pick the one that best matches your existing gutter.
Consider this the next time your gutter company raises the issue of adding gutter guards. Leaf Shelter will actually extend the life span of your gutter system. By keeping them free from debris you are helping prevent ice build-up in the winter which can cause gutters to warp and break as it expands and contracts. Plus with no more piles of warm pine needles to nestle in, you are keeping your gutters free from pesky rodents.
Effective and Reliable
Regardless of your roofs pitch, Leaf Guard is always effective at protecting your gutters. Any leaves or debris that land on it will be blown away by the gust of air. That is by far the biggest advantage to having Leaf Guard installed onto your gutter system as you will no longer be needed to climb a dangerous ladder and clean the gutters out yourself.
There are many different gutter guards on the market for you to choose from. Leaf Guard stands out with its patent pending water flow design and wide assortment of colors to choose from. Ask Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314) 756-9440 to install them on your existing gutters as soon as Missouri thaws out.
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