Gutter guards are an optional gutter accessory. However, they’re more of a necessity for homeowners who just don’t have the time for gutter maintenance or would like to enjoy more convenience while making sure their gutters are always in top shape. What are the benefits of installing gutter guards? The new roof installation contractors at John Henderson Construction list them in this post.
Less Gutter Maintenance Needs
Gutter maintenance is a must if you want to keep your roof in good condition. Your gutter system protects your roof by diverting rainwater to the drains. However, without routine maintenance, leaves and all kinds of debris can accumulate in your gutters, hampering the flow of rainwater and causing it to spill onto your roof and exterior.
Gutter guards can reduce your gutter system’s maintenance needs by preventing leaves and debris from entering and clogging your gutters. Keep in mind that gutter guards can only reduce, not eliminate, your gutter’s maintenance needs. As such, you still need to occasionally remove the debris that’s accumulated on top of the gutter guards. Fortunately, cleaning gutter guards is a lot easier than scooping up debris stuck in gutters.
Protection Against Pest Damage
In addition to moisture damage, gutter guards also help protect your roof from pest damage. Pests prefer to nest in dark, small spaces such as your gutters, but they’ll have a hard time entering your gutters if you have gutter guards installed.
To make sure you’ll enjoy all of the aforementioned benefits, only qualified contractors should handle the installation of your gutter guards. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years residential and commercial roofing contractors from a roofing company have been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
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