Gutter Protection: Think Falling Leaves are Nothing to Worry About?
Fall has arrived, which means that those beautiful red, orange, and yellow leaves will start to float down to the ground soon. Watching the leaves change colors is one of the best parts of the fall season. However, when those leaves fall, they can create problems for your home. Raking up leaves from the yard is no big deal. It’s pretty easy to do and doesn’t really take that much time or effort. But trying to get the leaves that have fallen into your gutters is a whole other story. When leaves get trapped in your gutters it can create numerous problems for your home. This is why gutter protection is so important.
When your gutters get clogged, there a few ways it can end up causing damage to your home. Clogs from leaves and debris can cause water to build up and become trapped inside your gutters. When water is stagnant on a metal surface for long periods of time, rust will begin to form. Rust on your gutters can lead to cracks and holes, rendering your gutters useless.
A clogged gutter can also damage your house. If your gutter is full of leaves, water is not able to flow through to the bottom and be pushed away from your home. Instead, the water will flow right over the top of your gutter and down the side of your home. A couple problems can result from this. One, you could end up with stains all the way down your siding because of the dirt and debris that is mixed in with the water. And two, when water flows down your siding, there is nothing to direct it away from your home. This will allow water to build up at the bottom of your walls, which can lead to water intrusion in your home and damage to your foundation.
No More Clogs
When you install gutter guards, you never have to worry about clogs again. The guard prevents leaves and other debris from falling into your gutters, only allowing water to pass through. The leaves will either fall right off your roof or they’ll rest on top of the gutter guards. If they do land on top of the guards it’s easy to wipe them off, if the wind hasn’t already blown them away. Without clogs, water will be able to easily flow into your gutters and away from your home.
Without clogs, gutter maintenance becomes much easier. Usually, you have to clean out your gutters at least twice a year to ensure they are functioning properly. But with gutter protection, that becomes unnecessary. No more climbing to the top of an unsteady ladder or trying to balance yourself on the roof to clean your gutters.
No Creepy Crawlers
When the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures start dropping, a gutter full of leaves becomes pretty enticing to small rodents and pests. Without gutter protection, your gutters could become a mouse or squirrel nesting ground. Cleaning out your gutters is hard enough when it’s just leaves. When a rodent makes your gutters its home, cleaning them out becomes a battle. Install gutter guards to prevent any of those creepy crawlers from taking up residence in your gutters.
Gutter Protection for Your Home
Don’t wait until your gutters are clogged up and starting to rust before you take action. Have gutter guards installed on your home to prevent damage and save yourself from routine gutter maintenance.
At Home Pro Remodeling, we can provide you with a variety of residential gutter systems that provide gutter protection. With over 25 years of industry experience, we have the knowledge and expertise necessary to produce high-quality results. If you haven’t already installed gutter guards on your home, contact us today!