Leaf guards are designed to protect your gutters from debris, but did you know that they don’t last forever? Many homeowners believe that if they have a leaf guard on their gutter system, they don’t need to worry about cleaning their gutters or doing much in the way of maintenance. Unfortunately, this misconception can cause issues with a home’s gutters and the leaf guard system over time. In fact, if your leaf guard system hasn’t been looked at in some time, it might be time to replace it.
One of the primary indicators that a leaf guard should be replaced is if the mesh has developed damage. For example, if a storm system came through and tree branches and other debris have punctured the leaf guard, replacement may be necessary. Another indicator is if the gutter system hasn’t been cleaned and there is organic matter growing through the leaf guard. Taking time to remove and clean the gutters and replace damaged parts of the leaf guard system will be imperative.
Did you know that a leaf guard system lasts between 4 and 10 years on average? That means if your gutters need replacing due to age or wear and tear, then the leaf guard system may also need to be replaced at the same time. This will ensure that your new gutters are protected and working properly for the foreseeable future.
If you don’t have a leaf guard system on your home’s gutters or you believe it might be time for replacement, contact us at Gorilla Gutters to learn more about how we can help with this important exterior home improvement project.