Gutter guards have become a popular home accessory, which may have you wondering what you stand to gain by having gutter guards installed on your home. Protecting your gutters goes far beyond saving you from cleaning your gutters. In fact, in many ways, gutter guards can help you to better maintain your home. Here’s how gutter guards can improve home maintenance.
Don’t clean your gutters again!
One of the biggest benefits of gutter guards — and the best known — is that with gutter guards you won’t have to climb a latter and clean disgusting buildup from your gutters again! Gutter guards prevent debris, like leaves, twigs, and animals, from entering your gutter and causing clogs and problems. Gutter guards maintain your gutters for you!
Stop ice dams before they start!
Clogs within your gutters allow water to pool inside the gutters. When winter hits, that water can freeze. Over time, the frozen ice in your gutters can accelerate the buildup of ice and snow on your rooftop, leading to dangerous and damaging ice dams. Gutter guards can maintain your home by preventing the formation of ice dams!
Protect your roofline, siding and home structure!
Clogged gutters let water back up into your home’s structure, which can lead to mold, damage and rot in your roof, siding and home structure. Gutter guards can extend the life of your roof and siding and maintain your home’s structure.
Prevent basement flooding and foundation damage!
Did you know that something as simple as clogged gutters can lead to flooded basements and foundation damage? When gutters fail, whether due to deterioration or clogging, water pours off of your roof and lands directly against your foundation. That water can cause basement flooding, mold growth in the basement, or it can deteriorate your home’s foundation, causing shifting and cracking. One of the easiest ways to maintain your home’s foundation and prevent basement flooding is to install gutter guards to ensure that the gutter continues to flow through your gutters and away from your home’s foundation.
Preserve your landscaping!
The water that pours off of clogged gutters also can damage your landscaping. Flooded gutters can wash away topsoil or mulch, overwhelm and kill plants, and damage walkways and paved surfaces. Gutter guards can help you maintain your landscaping — saving you time and money — by safely whisking water away from plants, beds, walkways and other landscaping features!
If you want to maintain your home more easily, call The Gutterman of TN to schedule a consultation today! We can outfit your home with SafeGuard Gutter Guards to prevent gutter clogs, which will save you from the regular home maintenance chore of cleaning your gutters while helping you to maintain your home’s roof, siding, foundation, structure, and landscaping.