One of the challenges of maintaining a gutter system is the fact that you need to keep it clean. Gutter systems are naturally exposed, which means debris is going to eventually make its way in your gutters. If debris builds up, it can clog your gutters, causing them to overflow (and result in potential water damage to your home). It’s why we recommend installing some kind of leaf protection on your gutters, such as a Micro Mesh system, leaf screens, or LeafLock systems. The following are a few of the benefits of installing leaf protection on your gutters.
1. Save Time and Money
The traditional way of keeping your gutters clear is by scheduling a professional to clean out your gutters. You could try doing it yourself, but without proper training and experience, not only do you risk seriously injuring yourself, but there’s a good chance your gutters could sustain damage. Either way, routinely cleaning your gutters takes a lot of time — and hiring a professional can be expensive. Simply installing leaf protection will eliminate the need to have your gutters cleaned so often, saving both time and money.
2. Prevent Blockage During Heavy Downpour
The last thing you want is for blockage to occur during a heavy downpour. This can happen when heavy rain washes debris sitting on your roof into your gutters. When the debris clogs up your gutters, they will likely overflow. This will cause rainwater to fall down your exterior, where it can potentially leak in through your windows as well as cause water damage to your foundation. Leaf guards will allow water to collect in the gutters but will block debris so you don’t have to worry about such blockages occurring.
3. Keep Gutters in Better Condition for Longer
The presence of debris in your gutter causes water to sit in your gutters. Even if you clean it out before a serious clog occurs, water may overflow. Also, water which sits there for a prolonged period of time can cause rust and corrosion. It can also freeze during the winter, causing ice dams. Leaf protection can help prevent these issues from happening.
These are a few of the major benefits when it comes to installing leaf protection on your gutters. For information about the leaf protection systems that we install, be sure to contact us at Quality Gutter Systems today.