Do You Need Gutter Protection?

| 9 November 2018

We can’t control the weather, and when it rains heavily, it’s hard to control where the water goes. If the water gets into the wrong places, it can cause a lot of damage to our homes. If your home isn’t properly protected, it can cause flooding and leaks on the inside, which can destroy your home.

House roof with gutter rain protection system.

That’s why investing in a good gutter system is important and will definitely be a beneficial addition to your home. However, having gutters will mean that you would constantly need to clean them to ensure that there is no backup or build-up, which could potentially ruin your home. Read on to learn how to protect your home from the elements of weather and how to protect your gutters from overflowing and damage.

What are Gutters?

Gutters or eavestroughs are placed around your roof and act as a rain catching system. They collect rainwater and snow and divert the elements away from the roof’s edge to keep it from flowing down. The water that is caught is then funneled through a downspout that lies at the edge of the roof and is also known as a downpipe, leader, or conductor. The water then flows down and is collected in a rain barrel.

Gutters are one of the most important additions to the exterior of our home. They are essential to keeping the inside of our homes dry, even though they are placed on the outside. Without gutters, water can leak into your home and even as far down as the basement. Not only do gutters protect the inside of your home, but they also protect the foundation and exterior walls.

They will help prevent erosion, pain deterioration, and staining. Gutters can be a nightmare to clean as you physically have to go up on the roof to clean them or use some type of tool. If you don’t want to constantly be cleaning them, then gutter guards might be something you want to invest in.

Do You Need Gutter Guards?

Gutter guards can be convenient if you don’t want the hassle of cleaning your gutters every year, as they protect your gutters by keeping out dirt and debris and by preventing them from overflowing with rain. Gutter guards prevent the build-up of stagnant water in your gutters, which could otherwise back up and overflow into your home or serve as a breeding ground for insects.
They also prevent your gutters from getting too heavy and being pulled away from your roof, which can be dangerous and lead to severe water damage.

Benefits of Gutter Guards

Gutter guards will also prevent birds and rodents from building nests, saving you from the hassle of having to deal with that as well. There are many different types of gutter guards that you can choose from and it’s important that you do thorough research before you invest in them. A benefit of them is that you can simply add them to your existing gutters. Having gutter guards will ensure that your gutters will last longer since they won’t prematurely rust and rot from the moisture and debris sitting in them.

Old gutters have been known to pull away from the fascia, which allows the water to run behind the gutter rather than into it, resulting in severe moisture damage. Landmark home solutions uses hurricane brackets that anchor the gutter system to your home and you won’t have to worry about any possible damages. The system also puts in brackets below the roof’s first two shingles, which keeps the space between it and your gutters dry at all times. Rather than collecting on the roof, water and debris are directed away from the roof, ensuring that your home is protected.

Although gutter guards will reduce the frequency of the number of times you have to clean them, it’s still a good idea to check them every so often, as they don’t completely eliminate the task of having to clean them. It’s important that you take the time to take a look at your gutters, especially in the autumn when there are more leaves falling. It’s also just as important that you check your gutters in the wi­nter to ensure that snow and ice aren’t clogging your system.

Choose Landmark Home Solutions

Landmark Home Solutions has a great gutter protection system that helps prevent your gutters from being clogged with debris and particles. If your gutters become clogged and damp, it can lead to moisture build-up and potentially rot everything from the roof to even the foundation of your home. It can also cause damage to the fascia, which is the band under the edge of a roof that attaches the gutter to the building.

Depending on the foliage surrounding your house, spring and summer can also pose their own problems. So if you want to spend less time cleaning your gutters, and save yourself the time and money of cleaning them, you should invest in some gutter guards. Right now is a good time to invest in a Landmark Home Solutions’ Gutter Protection System in your home today.

For more information and to learn about the systems, contact our team.

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