To ensure an effective gutter system, more and more homeowners around Chattanooga are investing in gutter guards. These mesh, wire, vinyl, or aluminum guards are installed over gutter troughs to prevent leaves and large debris from getting into gutters. Some of the benefits of gutter guards are listed below.
1. Clogged gutters are less likely with gutter guards.
Larger debris and leaves can clog gutters, leading to an array of problems, such as flooded basements, mold and mildew, and yard erosion. Also, clogged gutters can cause pools of water which can serve as breeding ground for insects, such as mosquitoes.
2. With gutter guards, gutter maintenance is much easier.
Normally gutters require cleaning twice a year, in the spring and fall. If gutter guards are installed, cleanings are required less often and are much easier to accomplish. Less gutter cleaning also means less of the safety risk that comes with gutter cleaning, from working atop a ladder.
3. Gutter guards can prevent rusting.
If wet debris resides in rust-prone gutter troughs, the troughs can prematurely rust. Gutter guards prevent accumulating debris, and therefore can prevent premature rusting.
4. In the winter, gutter guards help prevent freezing.
If water gets trapped in a gutter during the winter, it can freeze and cause blockage, which can lead to water seeping into the home.
5. Gutter guards provide excellent fire protection.
For homeowners living in areas around Chattanooga prone to forest fire, fire protection is essential. No debris sitting in gutters means that no material will catch fire from floating embers.
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For more information about gutter installation and maintenance, contact Armor Xteriors at (423) 760-3333 or by requesting a free consultation. Armor Xteriors is a certified, locally-owned roofing contractor with the expertise and experience to handle all of your Chattanooga & North Georgia roofing needs.