3 Reasons Gutter Protectors Should Be Your Next Investment
Do you know what gutter protectors are? Is your home ready for autumn? More importantly, is your gutter system ready for the fast-approaching change in season that’s about to embark upon us? The twigs and pine needles are going to be falling and piling up very soon. While this might be the perfect time to go out for a Sunday drive and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, it’s also the time your gutter system needs some extra care to avoid having it get clogged up. After all, a clogged up gutter is no fun at all.
In our many years of providing rain gutter installation in Yreka, California, we’ve helped many homeowners with their gutter problems, most of which stem from not having the proper gutter guards. Clogged gutters can create many troubles and problems for your home. Overflowing systems, water damage, and roof leaks can all be blamed on clogged gutters. The gutters themselves can also become damaged as they strain under the weight of heavy and wet leaves, twigs, and pine needles.
The best way to protect your home is by installing a gutter guard system on your gutters. Gutter screens can also help keep debris out, allowing excess water to flow safely away from your home. In order for the gutter screens to do their job, they need to be in good working condition. Holes, cracks, and dents will reduce their ability to perform and protect your home.
If you’re not convinced just yet, let us show you the top three reasons to invest in leaf proof gutters guards for your home.
- They protect against foundation damage.
Clogged gutters will cause rainwater to run down the side of your home and gather in the basement. The standing water can contribute to serious and costly foundation damage, as they will weaken the structure of your home. Repairing the foundation can be very expensive. Many homeowners we’ve worked with in the past have reported spending in the tens of thousands of dollars to fix their foundation. These costly damages can be prevented by simply installing gutter guards.
- They prevent fascia and soffit damage.
Your soffit and fascia are very close to your gutter system. As your gutter becomes clogged with twigs, sticks, and other debris, rainwater will flow down the side of your fascia and soffit. This will leave an unsightly staining on the side of your home and contribute to mold and mildew problems that can be very expensive to eliminate. Installing protective gutter guards not only ends the leakage but also prevents you from having to clean your gutters so often.
- They prevent roofing damage.
Any type of roof repair or replacement can be very expensive. In fact, roof repairs are usually in the thousands of dollars. To keep your roof damage-free, it’s important to have clog-free gutters. When your gutters get clogged with needles and twigs, the water can back up onto your roof and lead to leaks and erosions over time. These repairs can be very expensive.
Gutter protectors are the most effective way to prevent clogs and leakage. Leaves, grit, pine needles, and other debris can spell disaster for your home. To enjoy peace of mind that your gutters are working properly, you should consider installing gutter guards.
For more information about gutter protectors, or to get a FREE estimate on any gutter services, call 530-410-4395 today!