Here in Orange County, many homeowners tend not to think about their gutter systems unless they encounter a substantial problem, which often requires a tedious cleanup job or costly gutter repairs from a roofing expert. While this is totally understandable, as people are busy, there are better ways to take care of your gutters.
Gutter guards are designed to block debris and organic litter from entering and damaging your gutters, downspouts, and drains. This eliminates the chances of clogging gutters to the point that water cannot flow freely anymore, causing the water to spill onto the sides and damage the wall cladding in the process. Here are the key benefits of installing gutter guards.
Alleviate Ice Dams And Freezing
If rainwater gets trapped inside the gutters due to clogs and blockages, it will freeze and create ice dams during the frosty winter season. Though gutter guards alone may not completely eliminate the occurrence of ice dams, they will surely prevent the collection of debris in your gutters, which may make ice buildup less severe.
Eliminate Mice And Insect Infestations
Gutter guards prevent vermin and insect infestation. This is due to the fact that gutter guards minimize the amount of stagnant water that sits in your gutters. Less water means it is more difficult for animals or insects to utilize your gutters as a breeding ground, allowing you to stop bats, birds, mice, mosquitoes, spiders, and squirrels from breeding or nesting in your gutters. In addition, gutter guards also work as an adequate physical barrier to halt possums and rodents so they cannot crawl and navigate their way behind the fascia boards and into the roof structure of your house.
Offer Fire Protection
Gutter guards provide you with additional protection against one of the most enduring elements that can damage residential and commercial buildings in a tremendous way. Embers, or pieces of glowing hot coal or wood in an ebbing fire, can easily travel a long distance through the air. If those embers come in contact with dry leaves or twigs stuck inside your gutters, they may ignite a small fire that can spread rapidly to the rest of the roof. In fact, even wet leaves can spontaneously be consumed by fire, creating a safety hazard for homeowners. Fortunately, certain types of gutter guards can provide sufficient protection for your home by acting as a physical barricade between debris-lighted embers.
Prevent Rust And Corrosion
A gutter swamped with wet and soggy leaves is more likely to rust and corrode. And, since gutter guards are designed to prevent leaves, pine needles, and other organic litter from collecting, they offer a unique and impressive type of protection against rusting and corrosion. As a result, gutter guards can help prolong the expected lifespan of your gutters as well as the siding and entire roof structure.
Save Time And Money
Gutter guards prevent debris and dirt from accumulating in your gutters and clogging up the system. Installing them will significantly reduce the number of hours spent on removing litter from your gutters. But that is not all. It also eliminates repair and maintenance costs. This allows you to save more money for other roofing maintenance projects Some debris may still collect on top of your gutter guards, but the surface of gutter guards is exponentially easier to clean than the varied corners found inside the gutters. You don’t need to dig awkwardly to scoop out handfuls of twigs, seeds, and leaves. It is recommended to get your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. But, if you have guards installed, you may reduce the number of necessary gutter cleanings.
Whether you need gutter protection systems, roof repair, or window replacement, the team at Guardian Roofs in Orange County is ready and happy to help you. Call us today or contact us to schedule an appointment with us today.