Gutters are designed to direct rainwater and melting snow away from your home so it does not damage the roof, siding, or foundation. Gutters can become clogged with leaves, sticks, and pine needles, which can prevent water from draining correctly. Gutter guards can keep much of this debris out of your gutters so they don’t need to be cleaned as often.
Many people have misunderstandings about how gutters and gutter guards work and why they are needed. We would like to clear up some misconceptions.
Myth #1: Gutter cleaning is easy. Cleaning gutters requires working on a ladder and reaching into the gutters to remove leaves and other debris, which can be dangerous. If you lose your balance and fall, you can be seriously injured. It is better to leave gutter cleaning to a professional if you do not have experience working on a ladder.
Myth #2: Gutter guards are not necessary if your property doesn’t have a lot of trees. Your gutters can still become clogged even if you don’t have a lot of trees in your yard. Leaves, twigs, and pine needles can be blown from your neighbor’s property into your gutters.
Myth #3: Gutter guards are ineffective. Gutter guards can keep most debris, such as leaves and sticks, out of your gutters. They can help prevent clogs and can significantly reduce the amount of gutter cleaning required.
Myth #4: Installing gutter guards means the gutters will never need to be cleaned again. Gutter guards can significantly reduce the amount of cleaning that is required, but they will not eliminate the need for cleaning altogether. Some debris will still get into the gutters, so you will need to have them cleaned every few years.
Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors is a full-service gutter company serving homeowners across Connecticut. We can install gutters and gutter guards and clean your gutters to prevent clogs and keep rainwater and melting snow from damaging your home. To get an estimate for gutter or gutter guard installation or gutter cleaning, contact Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors today.