Any homeowner can relate to the importance of having the proper gutter protection around their house. But your gutters won’t work properly if they’re blocked, and you don’t have time to climb up on the roof every few weeks to clean them! So what do you do? Ask the trees to kindly drop their leaves elsewhere? Make a deal with the squirrels to NOT build nests in the gutters? In a perfect world, maybe. But in the real world, your best bet is gutter screens.
These units are designed to prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating in the gutters and backing up water. The problem of clutter in your gutter is most common where there are overhanging trees or other foliage which drop sticks and leaves onto the roof.
When the gutters are not adequately protected from debris accumulation, serious damage to the structure of your home can result. This can be in the form of rotted wood, fungus growth and the gutters themselves being torn from their fastening. In addition, water can seep down the building and damage the paint or even the foundation of the building. These kinds of problems can result in a very expensive repair bill.
Installing over-sized gutters and downspouts is one method people have tried, in order to solve the debris accumulation problem. But a bigger gutter is just a bigger area for debris to build up! When screens are added, a safeguard is provided, regardless of gutter size.
This type of protection reduces the problems incurred when trying to clean these units by hand. Manual cleaning can be dangerous. Many people have been injured while trying to clean their own gutters. This protection also stops the accumulation of organic materials which can attract insects, birds, and even squirrels that can cause further damage. Animals have been known to live in gutters, causing blockage, scratches, holes, and the excess weight can cause your gutters to pull away from the roof. The worst case scenario is that they fall, which could cause serious injury to any person or property below, especially if you have heavier steel or copper gutters.
You won’t be able to say goodbye COMPLETELY to the act of gutter cleaning, but you’ll definitely have to do it MUCH less often! Screens will save you time and money & will prove to be a valuable investment for your home.
If you would like to install screens to your gutter system, call us at Prestigious Raingutters. We offer competitive pricing and will be sure that your screens are installed properly.