Gutter guards help prevent many health risks from building up on your property. They improve the ability of your gutters to drain water, and they will help your gutters last longer. There are several types of gutter guards. While gutter guard installation isn’t as cheap as adding a coat of paint to one of your walls, it will save you a lot of money on cleaning, home repairs, and sick bills over time. Gutter guards won’t totally eliminate the need for gutter cleaning, but you can expect a much lighter cleaning routine for your gutters if you get them.
Gutter Guards Prevent Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew will build up in your gutters much slower if you install gutter guards. Simply put, the dead leaves and sticks grow mold faster than almost everything in the natural outdoors. The drier your gutters stay, the less mold and mildew you will have. This is always important for the health of your home and animals that live on the property, and you won’t have to clean the gutters as much since debris doesn’t build up with the guards on. Gutter guards aren’t totally maintenance-free, but they reduce the upkeep on your roofing system significantly. You’ll need to look out for rust, sun damage, and large sticks that may puncture the roof guard. This is still a lot less work than you would normally have to do, though.
Gutter Guards Keep Animals Out
Squirrels and other small animals are famous for building up organic piles in gutters and hanging out in them. The presence of animals always makes it difficult to keep your gutters in good repair, and the mess is a hassle. Gutter guards can be made of metal mesh, a full aluminum cover, or other things, but they are all an excellent defense against animal activity. No matter what kinds of issues you are having with your gutters, No Leak Home Improvements can help you with all your gutter guard needs today with quality installation.