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Benefits of Gutter Guards

One of the tasks of being a homeowner is to keep your gutters clean. This is a year round job. While leaves are the biggest culprits in the fall, twigs, needles, seeds, and other debris can collect and clog gutters throughout the year. Clogged gutters can be destructive to foundations, basements, and landscapes costing thousands of dollars in damage.

Gutter cleaning is dangerous work. More than 100,000 people sustain ladder fall related injuries each year in the United States. Gutter protection keeps your gutters clean and clear of debris, reducing the need to be up on a ladder cleaning a gutter. If you want to pay to have your gutters cleaned, that can get expensive. It can typically cost more than $100 to have your gutters cleaned by a company.

The leaves, twigs, seeds, and needles that collect in a clogged gutter provide all the materials needed for nests for birds, insects, squirrels, and other rodents. With gutter protection, your gutters will not clog or overflow. You can keep out unwanted animals and insects, and keep rainwater flowing properly to downspouts.

Clogged and overflowing gutters can cause mold and mildew in attics, ceilings, wall spaces, and basements. They can also cause the wood to rot on your home's exterior siding and corners. Gutter protection greatly decreases the chance of creating an environment ripe for these conditions around your gutters.