Gutter guards are a gutter accessory, meaning they’re not required in most homes. But for homeowners who just don’t have the time to do gutter maintenance or want a more convenient way of cleaning their gutters, they’re a necessity.
What are the benefits of installing gutter guards? Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc., your trusted roofing company, lists them below:
Minimal Maintenance Needs
Gutter maintenance is a must if you want to make sure your gutters remain in good working condition. The problem is gutter cleaning can get tedious, and not everyone has the time for maintenance tasks. One way of reducing the frequency of gutter cleaning is to install gutter guards. Gutter guards prevent leaves and other debris from entering and clogging your gutters, reducing its maintenance needs and ensuring rainwater is properly diverted to the drains.
Keep in mind that gutter guards can only reduce, not eliminate, your gutter’s maintenance needs. Over time, leaves and other debris will accumulate on top of the gutter guards. But on the plus side, removing the debris on top of your gutter guards is a lot easier than scooping out debris stuck between the gutter sections.
Protection Against Pests
Pests love to nest in small, dark spaces, which is why it’s not surprising to occasionally find birds or rodents building their nests in gutter systems. These pests can cause sections of your gutter system to sag due to the added weight load. Not to mention disease-carrying pests are a health hazard. Gutter guards can help deter pests from nesting in your gutters or, at the very least, make it harder for them to enter your gutters.
One more thing: To make sure your gutter guards are installed properly, only an experienced roofing contractor should handle their installation.
Looking for experienced roofers near you?
Steinmeyer Roofing, Inc., a company with over two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including gutter installation and roof replacement services. To request a quote, call us at (217) 202-4158 or fill out this form.