Protect Yourself From Gutter Guard Issues
If you live in a place with a lot of tree coverage and foliage you’ve probably thought about installing a gutter guard. Each home’s gutter needs may be different depending on the type of roof your home has and where your home is located. Some homes are surrounded by lots of trees and foliage while others may not have trees for miles around. The climate in which you live, including how many days of rain and sun you experience each year also makes a difference when it comes to your home’s gutter needs. If you live in a densely forested area where your home is surrounded by a lot of trees and foliage, you may be thinking about installing gutter guards as an easy solution for your gutter needs. Learn all about the top 3 reasons why gutter guards fail, and why your time and money is better spent making sure you have a top-tier gutter plan with an expert gutter cleaning service.
1. Gutter Guards Can’t Keep Out Debris
Any system that is advertised to you as a way to prevent gutter cleaning is sure to sound attractive, but despite what any guard system claims, there is no way to keep debris out of your gutters. What’s the point of investing a lot of money and time on an expensive system and custom installation when the gutter guard will never save you from having to clean your gutters. In addition to this headache, gutter guards can make it more difficult to clean the debris that has still collected in your gutters as well!
2. Gutter Guards Make It Harder To Clean Your Gutters
Gutter guards may keep out large debris such as sticks, rocks and leaves, but no gutter guard can keep out dirt and silt buildup. Debris made up of small pieces of dried leaves or needles are still easily washed into the gutters leaving a build up of thick muck at the bottom of the gutter. Cleaning dried pine needles and leaves out of your gutter is one thing, but it is much harder to clean wet, black gunk out of your gutters making cleaning your gutters more labor intensive and dangerous. While it’s always best to have your gutters regularly maintained by professionals, you’ve now ensured that you won’t be able to do the job yourself and that it will be harder for your gutter service to do the job as well. If you do the math you may begin to realize that you can have a service regularly clean your gutters for several years for the same price of installing gutter guards.
3. Heavy Rains And Gutter Guards Are A Disaster
During heavy rainfalls, the water may simply pour right over the top of your gutter guard system now rendering your gutters themselves useless. The point of your gutters is to make sure that no matter what the weather, rain water will be diverted away from your home’s walls, siding, basement and foundation, all parts of the house that crucially need to remain dry. Regular gutter maintenance performed by an expert service like Ned Stevens whose team of professionals will make sure your gutters are free of obstruction and in good working order will always eclipse the performance of any gutter guard whose results may turn out like this.
Trust Ned Stevens
Clearly, gutters are important and the decision of whether or not to add a gutter guard can seem difficult. Trust the highly trained, knowledgeable professionals at Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning® to know what is right for your home. We know that gutters are so important to the health of your home and understand that choosing the right team to maintain them can feel overwhelming. Call us today to schedule an appointment!