Benefits of Gutter Guards
One of the tasks of being a homeowner is to keep your gutters clean. While leaves are the biggest culprits in the fall, twigs, needles, seeds, and other debris can collect and clog gutters throughout the year. Clogged gutters can be destructive to foundations, basements, and landscapes costing thousands of dollars in damage.
Gutters must be maintained regularly to remove leaves and other debris to keep them from clogging. Gutters that are filled with debris can overflow and soak the foundation, damage the roof structure, and exacerbate ice dams in cold climates.
Gutter cleaning is dangerous work. More than 100,000 people sustain ladder fall related injuries each year. Gutter protection keeps your gutters clean and clear of debris, reducing the need to be up on a ladder cleaning a gutter.
Clogged and overflowing gutters can cause mold and mildew in attics, ceilings, wall spaces, and basements. The leaves, twigs, seeds, and needles that collect in a clogged gutter provide all the materials needed for nests for birds, insects, squirrels, and other rodents. They can also cause the wood to rot on your home's exterior siding and corners. Clogged gutters can cause water leakage into the house as the water backs up. Clogged gutters can also lead to stagnant water build up which allows mosquitoes to breed and also allows grasses and weeds to grow in the gutter.
With gutter protection, your gutters will not clog or overflow. You can keep out unwanted animals and insects, and keep rainwater flowing properly to downspouts. Gutter protection greatly decreases the chance of creating an environment ripe for these conditions around your gutters.
Before you end up struggling with your gutters contact us directly at Telephone Number 020 8854 1025 or via e-mail in the box below.
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