The gutter system installed on your home plays a vital role in protecting the structural integrity and value of your house. Problems will occur when your gutter system clogs with twigs, pine needles, and leaves. Gutter guards are designed to protect your gutter from filling with annoying debris. It is also much safer to install gutter guards then have to climb up on your roof every fall.
How do gutter guards work?
There are many different types of gutter guards on the market offering wide varieties of colors and functionality. Researching your region and finding which type of guard is best suited for your needs is a common practice. Essentially the guard will block all of the debris while still allowing the rainwater and snow to run freely. This allows for perfect performance of your gutters. Cleaning the roof off occasionally ensures the guard will maintain its quality. You do not want debris resting against a guard for a long period of time.
Benefits of gutter guards
Now that you know how the guard works lets look at the functionality and benefits of a guard. The guard will ensure that water is not leaking from the gutters. This allows the soil and foundation around the home to maintain its quality. Sometimes water backups under the shingles will damage the substrate and lead to leaks in your roof. Having a guard will also protect the fascia and/or soffit board from deteriorating. Paying someone to come out and clean your gutter will be a thing of the past. It is still smart to keep your roof clear of debris regardless to maintain its quality. If you do not have the ability to get on your roof or just do not want to take the risk then please call someone over to do it for you. Risking injury is not worth a clean gutter but with a gutter guard you will not even have to worry about that.