What are the benefits of gutter guards?

Gutter guards offer myriad benefits and can literally save you from having to face stinky gutters. Not everybody is of the mindset that these guards are worth their time and money, but they end up with a messy task to do. Ultimately, many people end up thinking whether they actually need these guards. There are various types available in the market like steel, vinyl, copper, PVC, and aluminum. They prevent the entry of debris and the leaves into the gutter as they block the downspouts and underground drains. The guards reduce your work as they need a lesser amount of maintenance. 

Gutter Guards
Gutter Guards

Alleviate gutter freezing 

If water traps into the gutter during winters, it may build ice dams upon freezing. The guards prevent the debris from accumulating into your gutter. They can't prevent ice dams but can alleviate ice dams and gutter freezing. 

Improve the flow 

The guards maintain the flow of water through the gutters and the downspouts when you install them. They prevent the clogging of the gutters. It is an exceptional benefit of guards, especially if you have a rain barrel or rainwater tank. The guards enable easy filling of the tank while it rains. The tank will contain cleaner water that is free from debris and contaminants. 

Saves time and money 

The gutter guards prevent the system from clogging up by preventing the accumulation of debris and leaves in the gutters. If you do not install these guards, you will have a tough time cleaning the gutters or hiring a professional for the same. You can clean these guards easily if the seeds, twigs, debris, and leaves that collect on the top of the gutters. You don't need to clean the gutters time & again when you install the guards. However, you must clean the gutters at least two times a year. 

Protection from fire 

The guards that you install on your gutters protect your home from the fire breaking out in your area, if it is prone to bushfire. Embers travel a long distance during a fire. When they come in contact with the debris and dry leaves collected on your gutter, the fire will spread quickly. Some types of guards act as a barrier between the embers and the debris. 

Prevents blockages 

When there are heavy rains in your area and your gutters overflow, it may block or clog the gutter. However, gutter guards prevent this and offer you the benefit. Water overflowing from the gutters can cause damage to the foundation of your home or enter it. They can also cause unsightly stains on the outside of your home. So, guards prevent your home from damages and looking dirty by preventing the blockages. 

Prevent rust 

Rust and corrosion are quite common in homes. When debris and leaves carrying moisture collect in your gutter, there are more chances of rust and corrosion taking place in your gutters. Guards prevent the pine needles, leaves, and debris from collecting in your gutter. The guards extend the life of your gutters by preventing corrosion and rust in them.


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