The gutters play a key role in keeping the rest of your home dry and free from water damage, but they are not exactly a delight when it comes to cleaning and maintaining them. The fact that over 500,000 ladder injuries occur each year makes many homeowners hesitant to go up and clean the gutters.
These reasons make installing gutter guards an attractive prospect. Here’s why.
1. It Reduces Gutter Maintenance
The primary role of the gutter guards is keeping out things that shouldn’t get into the gutters, such as leaves, twigs and all sorts of debris. Any homeowner doing fall roof cleaning can attest how much of a pain these are when they wind up in the gutters, and they can be risky, too – especially when they cause blockages in the winter that turn into ice dams.
Installing a gutter guard eliminates the need of doing regular gutter cleaning while also helping reduce the frequency of maintenance.
2. Gutter Guards Prevent Rusting
Waterlogged leaves in the gutters are a hidden danger. Not only do they contribute to corrosion and rusting as they rot, they also create habitable zones for algae and mold that can jeopardize the structural integrity of your roof. Even a simple gutter screen can prevent leaves from getting into your gutters and will add years to your gutter’s service life.
3. Gutter Guards Prevent Stagnant Water
Water that pools within the gutters will eventually become stagnant and attract vermin and insects, along with the occasional bird that may use all those leaves and twigs for their nests. With gutter guards, you prevent stagnant water from accumulating in the gutters and make it unattractive to pests.
Not sure which gutter protection system suits your roof? Let WABO Roofing assist you in picking and installing the right gutter guards for your home. We also offer roof repair services. Call us today at (855) 557-66344 to learn more about our services. We are a local roofer serving homeowners throughout Houston, TX and Cypress, TX.