Owning a home in Connecticut is no easy feat. Accustomed to the worst of each season, Connecticut homeowners can sometimes subject themselves to tedious, painstaking home maintenance rituals that a little bit of one-time prevention could eliminate entirely.
One good example is cleaning out clogged gutters. Nearly everyone reading this blog post will have memories of climbing up a precariously balanced ladder to scoop wet leaves out of their home’s gutters. Climb up, scoop out the leaves, climb down, move the ladder, climb up, scoop out the leaves, climb down; you know the drill.
Cleaning out clogged gutters is among the only downsides to New England’s famously beautiful fall foliage. It’s also completely unnecessary. Properly installed gutter guards keep leaves and debris from clogging gutters, while leaving water to flow freely and the gutter to function as designed.
This simple function offers more benefits than you might initially think. Apart from the reduced time, effort, and risk undertaken in the name of cleaning clogged gutters, gutter guards can help you and your home in less obvious ways.
- Gutter guards prevent your gutters from prematurely rusting, prolonging the lifespan of your investment. Until it’s removed by hand, wet debris just sits in your gutters, creating a prime environment for rust and eventually holes to form.
- Gutters blocked up by leaves and other debris can lead to stagnant, sitting water – a prime breeding ground for insects, vermin, and especially mosquitoes. Gutter guards keep these unwelcome and potentially disease-spreading pests out.
- Gutter guards help prevent winter damage. Standing water in gutters doesn’t just lead to creepy crawlies. It’s also highly susceptible to freezing in winter. This means expanding and contracting that causes damage to your gutters over time. Improper drainage can also lead to ice dams, which can cause a substantial amount of damage to your home.
- Gutter guards can even help prevent fires. When clogged gutter debris dries out, especially dead autumn leaves, it becomes the perfect kindling to catch a stray ember from a camp fire or other flame. Just one caught ember could lead to a chain reaction that worsens or even causes a devastating house fire.
If you’re ready to have gutter guards installed on your Connecticut home, look no further than CT Gutter. Offering Gutter Warrior and Leaf Relief brand gutter guards, CT Gutter is the state’s most reliable gutter guard installer. Contact them today and save yourself the trouble of another afternoon at the top of a ladder – not to mention the risk of something worse.