No homeowner wants to spend their time cleaning out the gunk and goop out of their gutters. However, leaves, needles, twigs, and the accumulation of debris that collects in gutters poses a real threat to the home. Clogged gutters cause rainwater to overflow out of the gutters and can lead to water more easily penetrating the foundation of the home. Foundation repairs can cost many thousands of dollars.
Gutter screens allow your gutters to function properly, keeping the water moving efficiently though the gutters to the downspouts, and away from the home's foundation. They also add style to the exterior of a home, while providing many years of clean, trouble–free proper water dispersion off your home's roof.
Gutter Protection Saves Time
Without gutter screens, homeowners may have to regularly spend time cleaning out their gutters. Muck, leaves, and other debris can accumulate quickly. To get to their gutters, homeowners need to purchase ladders, which pose a safety risk. Tens of thousands of Americans are injured each year from falls from ladders and several hundred die. Furthermore, the labor involved in cleaning gutters can cause arm, shoulder, back, and knee injuries.
A clogged gutter also can provide homes for unwanted animals. The leaves, twigs, and needles that collect can provide a sanctuary for birds, insects, squirrels, and other rodents. These intruders can cause damage to your gutters, roof, and home and be a real nuisance. Gutter screens prevent animals from moving in. They keep gutters clear and animals out.
Protect Your Home
Insect infestation of gutters and the surrounding areas can be a serious problem. Spiders, bees, beetles, and termites can all take residence in dark, moist, debris– laden gutters. Clogged gutters can cause the fascia, eaves, and soffit of the home to become moist and rot. Beetles can lay eggs, which bore into wood. And termites can be very destructive to a home.
Clogged gutters can also lead to stagnant water build up in the channel which allows mosquitoes to breed. Keeping gutters and downspouts clean and clear greatly decreases the chance of an insect infestation of your home. Gutter screens help keep bugs out and better protect your home. They also prevent grasses, weeds, and moss from growing and adversely affecting your home.