Gutter guards are quickly becoming a must-have on homes as more and more homeowners invest in them. These guards are made out of mesh, wire, vinyl, or aluminum and are installed on top of the troughs of the gutters, allowing rainwater to flow in but keeping out debris and leaves. While gutter guards do come with an installation cost, homeowners have found that the initial costs are easily outweighed by the benefits that come with having gutter guards on your roof. Here are four benefits of having gutter guards installed on your home.
1. No More Clogged Gutters
Is there any task more aggravating and annoying for homeowners than having to clean out your gutters? Large debris and leaves have the potential to clog your gutters every spring and fall and this can lead to a wide range of problems. Flooded basements, leaky roofs, mold and mildew problems, and soil erosion can all start out as a simple gutter clog. With gutter guards protecting the troughs from this debris, you won’t need to worry about clogged gutters anymore!
2. Easier to Maintain Your Gutter System
With gutter guards installed, you’ll wonder why you ever put up with having to climb up your ladder twice a year to clean out your gutters! Now, you’ll still have to clean the gutters, but the cleanings will be less frequent and faster to complete.
3. Prevents Rusting
Rust can be a significant problem as your gutter system ages. When wet debris sets into rust-prone troughs, they may end up rusting prematurely. Gutter guards can help prevent this debris from settling in your troughs in the first place, allowing them to stay rust-free longer.
4. Helps Prevent Freezing
Water can sometimes end up trapped in your gutters during the winter. This water can end up freezing and blocking the regular flow of water, leading to water leaking into your home. Gutter guards help prevent this from happening, saving you significant roof and home damage.
Let Schaefer Siding and Exteriors Install New Gutter Guards on Your Gutters!
Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing siding, roofs, windows, gutters, and garage doors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia for nearly 40 years since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor for siding, CertainTeed 4-Star Contractor for roofing, and Certified ShingleMaster. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.