How Can You Benefit From Gutter Covers?

| 4 October 2017

Many people thinking about gutter installation are often under the impression that once the installation has been completed, that’s it, there is nothing left to do. Gutters themselves are incredibly important parts of a functional home, and maintaining your gutters is vital if you want to protect your home (both inside and out) from water damage.

How Gutter Covers Benefit You

Protecting your home from water damage goes beyond simply installing gutters. If you have ever heard about gutter covers and are wondering how they can provide you with extra protection, below are some of their main benefits.

Less Likely to Experience Clogged Gutters

As debris such as leaves, twigs, and even rodent nests start to clog up your gutters over time, it can leave you vulnerable to a whole host of problems, including water damage to your home and property, and pools of water in your gutters which become breeding grounds for insects like mosquitoes, etc. Gutter covers help prevent large debris from becoming an issue.

Easier Maintenance

It is typically recommended that you clean your gutters twice a year (once in the spring and once in the fall). Gutter covers, however, often eliminate one of those yearly cleanings, if they are installed correctly. Less cleaning means less hassle, but also exposes you less often to the dangers that can accompany gutter cleaning, such as getting up on a ladder in wet, often unpleasant weather.

Fire Protection

If you live in a region that is prone to forest fires, including gutter guards as part of your gutter installation means that there is less of a chance that any falling hot ash or burning embers are going to set your gutter debris on fire. If leaves and sticks have made their way into your gutter, the gutter guards will help ensure that they don’t become immediate tinder.

Prevent Freezing

If water becomes trapped in your gutters during the winter months and then all of a sudden freezes, the frozen water can cause water to pool, and may allow it to seep into cracks in your home, causing water damage. Having gutter covers installed during your gutter installation will help prevent this from happening.

Your gutters are one of your first lines of defence against water damage, and making sure that you have employed all the available precautions (such as gutter covers) may end up saving you a lot of time and money in the future. Consider the benefits of gutter covers and ensure your home is as protected from the elements as it can be.

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