Leafless gutter options are becoming more popular, especially in areas of the country where foul weather is consistent. Gutter guards, also known as shields, covers and helmets are used on residential and commercial gutters for several reasons including eliminating the need for annual gutter cleanings and protecting your gutter channel and downspouts from dead leaves and debris that can cause dangerous clogs.
At Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors we carry Gutter Warrior and Leaf Relief leafless gutter systems that use gutter guards to keep debris from getting into the gutter. Both are manufactured by Ply-Gem and offer homeowners and commercial building owners a high quality gutter system that can be installed as a new gutter unit or retro-fitted onto an existing gutter. Once in place, gutter covers are able to keep leaves and debris out of your gutter channels and can also deter animals including birds and squirrels from causing damage to the gutter frame.
Open gutters are at risk for clogs that develop when leaves, pine needles, twigs and other debris collect in the gutter channel and downspout. These clogs present serious problems during heavy rain and snow since it prohibits the gutter from draining properly and causes overflows and backups that can weaken the gutter system and cause damage to the roof and siding of your home or building.
Since gutter guards keep debris from getting into the gutters it eliminates the need to clean the gutters every year. Open gutters have no defense against the accumulation of leaves and debris and therefore it is necessary to clean these gutters at least twice a year to keep the gutters draining properly. By installing gutter covers you can say good-bye to the ladder and shovel you use to clean your gutters and can rest easily knowing your gutters are well protected.