As a homeowner, you know the importance of rain gutters on your home. Of course, you probably do not enjoy cleaning them or paying for someone to do it for you. Luckily, you can have gutter guards installed that will keep you from having to worry about this chore. Gutter guards are mesh pieces installed on top of the gutters that allow water flowing down the roof to enter the gutters but trap any debris to keep it from clogging them. The flowing water pushes the debris from the guards so you won't have to worry about cleaning them. By keeping your gutters clear of leaves, dirt, and other things that have landed on the roof these guards also protect your home in other ways.
Limit Mold and Mildew
When gutters become clogged with leaves they become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Once it has formed the mold and mildew can creep into the roof and walls of your home. these invaders not only damage the wood they attach to but can also create a health issue for people in your home. Using rain gutter guards reduces the chances of mold and mildew from taking hold and becoming a nuisance.
Many home pests use a buildup of debris in rain gutters as nests. As these critters grow they seek out more room. They can chew into your home and cause damage to wiring, and the structure itself. These pests may also carry diseases to your family. Keeping your gutters clear with gutter guards prevents the pest from setting up home and creating all kinds of problems.
Just because leaves and twigs roll into your gutters with rain and melting snow does not mean they stay wet for long. As the weather clears they dry out. Once dry, this debris is very flammable. A simple spark can set them on fire that can spread through your home.
Keeping your rain gutters clear is important to keeping your home safe. Instead of having to climb a ladder and reach into them to clean them regularly and a falling injury, or paying someone to do it, talk with a company that can install gutter guards. It will give you peace of mind knowing your home is safe and you no longer need to worry about finding the time to clean the gutters. The initial expense of the guards will be more than recouped when you no longer have to pay for the gutters to be cleanedShare