Gutter guards keep a home’s gutters clean without the manual task performed by the homeowner. When gutters are clogged with debris, water is not safely moved away from the house. Clogged gutters can potentially pull away from the roof increasing the risk of water damage that may lead to rot, mold, or other structural damage. Gutter guards are a convenient gutter protection system to prevent these occurrences. They prevent any material besides water from entering the exposed portion of a gutter, typically removed by the homeowner seasonally.
The maintenance task of cleaning gutters is a mundane, messy, and potentially dangerous job many homeowners do not look forward to performing regularly. Gutter guards don’t mean you will never clean your gutters out again, but they will significantly decrease the amount of leaves, twigs, and other seasonal debris that pile up on a regular basis. Installed gutter guards can decrease the number of times a year you have to clean your gutters, but you will still want to ensure your gutters are not clogged after each season. Gutter guards will make the process much easier and quicker than digging into clogged gutters without the protection of a guard.
Pros of Gutter Guards
- Can be installed on both new or existing gutters.
- Ability to match the color and design of the gutter.
- Decrease the chance of cracks in the gutter from ice during the winter.
- Decrease the frequency of gutter cleaning.
- Prevent birds or rodents from nest building in a home’s gutters.
- Improve the flow of water expunged from gutters.
- Stop stagnant water from building up inside the gutters.
- Protect gutters from the natural elements.
- Prevent gutters from clogging.
Gutter Guard Installation in Cincinnati
The efficiency of gutter guards will also depend on the surroundings of the home, the slope of a the roof, and the environment the home is located in. After the installation of gutter guards some homes will never see a leaf while others will not, but knowing these factors will help you make a right decision for your home. If you are located in the greater Cincinnati are, contact EMA Construction for more information on gutter guards and other home services available.