Gutter guards are designed to stop or slow down debris from filling up your rain gutter system. But are gutter guards good for every gutter system? When should you have gutter guards installed on your home?
When to Install Gutter Guards
There are several things to consider when deciding whether gutter guards are essential for your home. If your home is situated in the suburbs and you have trees nearby, you need gutter guards. Some gutters are also high and hard to get to, and the best way to protect them from clogs is to install gutter guards.
Without gutter guards, things such as leaves from trees, dirt, and other debris will accumulate in your gutters over time. This may cause gutters to clog up and cause rainwater to back up your roof and trigger leaks. Rainwater can also overflow and pour over the garden or landscaping underneath, causing extensive damage. Gradually, your gutters will cease protecting your roof, siding, walls, and foundation.
Gutter guards or covers are essential in protecting your gutter system. They act as a screen or filter with tiny holes that allow only water to go through into the gutters while sieving out debris. You can choose from different kinds of gutter guards, such as solid covers, mesh, vinyl, or pinhole style guards.
Maintenance is Still Necessary Even with Gutter Guards
While most debris stuck on top of your gutter guards will blow away after it dries out, it’s still essential to have your gutters inspected. Gutter inspections are usually included when you have your roof inspected each year.
At Couto Construction, we have a skilled team of professionals for gutter installation and maintenance in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island. Depending on your specific situation, we may recommend gutter guards to help reduce the amount of care your gutters require each year. We will provide a personalized assessment of your gutter system and suggest the best solution for your gutters and provide ongoing maintenance and cleaning. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection!