Gutters and downspouts are notorious for collecting leaves, twigs, dirt, rodents and bird nests. Because of this problem, gutters should be cleaned out at least once a year to allow for proper water flow. Not many people we know enjoy climbing up a latter to clean out the debris from clogged gutters. There is a solution to this problem. That solution is a leaf guard. A leaf guard prevents troublesome debris from getting clogged inside your gutters. There are many wonderful benefits of installing a leaf guard. A few of these benefits are listed below.
- Fewer cleanouts – As discussed above, your annual gutter cleanouts will go from annual cleanouts to a cleanout every 3-5 years. This is the number one reason for installing a leaf guard.
- Last longer – Your gutters will last longer with a leaf guard because they are not getting clogged up with wet debris that causes rust and decay.
- Clean runoff – If you are interested in collecting your rain runoff, then a leaf guard is an absolute must. It helps to keep your water runoff clean and free of unwanted debris.
- Stops overflow – When your gutters become clogged, they will overflow with rainwater, which can cause serious damage to your landscaping, foundation and home. Preventing your gutters from overflowing with a leaf guard is the wise thing to do to protect your important investments.
If you haven’t considered installing a leaf guard with your gutters or eavestroughs, we highly recommend you do. There are many important benefits to installing a leaf guard that we feel will benefit all homeowners. If you are ready to further protect your home and family, then give us a call at Gorilla Gutters to schedule your leaf guard installation.