Gutter guards are now becoming more and more popular in the home improvement industry and any homeowner should be considering having them installed.
As a guide, the following four reasons explain why homeowners should consider installing gutter guards:
1/ Safety is rightly first on the list. Cleaning gutters is a hazardous task. There are many accidents while cleaning gutters, as the work is normally carried out on ladders and so there is the risk of falling. There is also the potential damage to walls, fascia boards, roofs and even the gutters. So the risk is not only of injury but also to the home as well. It makes sense to install something which eliminates some of the many risks of owning and maintaining a home.
2/ Environmental issues; Leaves, twigs and other detritus which clog up the gutters provide a perfect environment for moulds, spores and pests which can cause damage or evoke allergic responses in the occupants of an affected home or become invasive and start rotting the structure your home.
3/ Prevent damage; Clogged gutters and ice dams can cause extensive damage to your home and property from overflows. The extra weight of the water can even damage the gutters themselves, apart from damage to your foundations, and erosion of your property as well as damage to walls and roof timbers from water flowing under the eaves or penetrating the roof because of overflows. A professionally installed gutter guard system will not only protect against these problems but will actually strengthen the gutters of your home, making them better able to withstand the worst our changeable weather can throw at them.
4/ Gutter protection is affordable and saves money spent on having gutters cleaned as well as time. It pays for itself in terms of cutting costs and effort as well as preventing damage to your home.
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