Cleaning gutters is an unpleasant chore that can also be dangerous. Climbing on a ladder and reaching into gutters is difficult and sometimes leads to accidents and injuries. Paying someone to clean your gutters twice a year is also not much fun. A simple and effective way to reduce the amount of gutter cleaning required is to install gutter guards.
Gutter guards are rolls of material, such as mesh, that are fitted over existing gutters. They block leaves and other debris to keep it from clogging gutters and downspouts. Gutter guards can significantly reduce the amount of cleaning that needs to be done, either by you or by a gutter cleaning company. Instead of needing to be cleaned twice a year, gutters fitted with gutter guards only need to be cleaned every three to five years.
Gutter guards can stop your gutters from overflowing in heavy rains. Overflowing water can allow water to get into your house and cause damage to your home’s foundation or stains on the outside of your house.
Gutter guards can also make your gutters last longer. Since they keep wet leaves and other moist debris from getting into the gutters and sitting there, gutter guards can prevent gutters from rusting, which can make them last twice as long.
Gutter guards can keep insects, mice, and other animals out of your gutters. They reduce the amount of stagnant water, which makes gutters less attractive places for insects to breed. Gutter guards can also keep animals from getting into your roof space.
If there is a wildfire near your home, embers can get into the gutters and ignite dry material in them. Some gutter guards are rated for fire protection. Installing gutter guards can help prevent your house from catching fire.
If you have a rainwater tank, gutter guards can help it refill faster when it rains. They will improve the flow of water and prevent the gutters and downspouts from becoming clogged. They will also filter out debris and contaminants, resulting in cleaner water in your rainwater tank.
Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors has installed gutter guards on many homes throughout Connecticut. Homeowners have found that gutter guards dramatically reduce the amount of cleaning required and make their gutters last longer. If you are interested in gutter guards, contact us today for an estimate.