For many places, gutters are a staple piece of equipment that are needed as part of a home. Originating back to 1500 BC, gutters were originally used to drain toilets and were later converted to divert rainwater. Gutters ensure that water drains off your roof, stopping rot and debris from collecting. Gutters also prevent water from pooling at the foundation of the home, which helps protect the structure of your home. Such a small addition to your home makes such a big difference.
However, sometimes gutters can get clogged so easily by leaves, sticks and other debris. Birds and other small animals sometimes make their homes in gutters, making it difficult for water to move through the gutter when it rains. Gutter guards are the invention that help gutters to work to the best of their ability.
What Are Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards are an attachment designed to allow water to flow into your gutter while blocking unwanted debris from collecting in your gutter. Gutter guards are a great installation to your home because they remove the problem of having to climb up onto your roof when it is cold every other week to clean up the sticks and mud that accumulate in your gutter. A professional will come and clean out your gutters and then install the gutter guards for you.
Reasons To Use Gutter Guards
There are many reasons why gutter guards are a good idea to install for your home. First of all, gutter guards protect your gutters from animal and insect infestations. Because a gutter guard has small holes, only a stream of liquid could get through. Animals would be too big to fit through the guards, so they create a barrier to wildlife building nests and sitting in your gutter.
Gutter guards also minimize the chance of the roof rotting. The particular reason for this is because if water sits too long in or around the gutter it can cause the roofing materials to deteriorate. Gutter guards decrease the likelihood of leaves grouping on the roof and blocking the water. With less leaves in and around the gutter, the water is able to move and not pool on the roof shingles.
Another reason why gutter guards are useful is that they ensure that rainwater does not overshoot the gutters. Sometimes the way that the original gutters were installed can cause water to jump out of the gutter creating a waterfall effect. This can be annoying if the waterfall streams onto your driveway and freezes or drenches outdoor furniture. Water may also overshoot your gutter because of the accumulation of debris in your gutters. By now, you will understand why gutter guards would be helpful for removing debris, but gutter guards are also good for gutters that were originally positioned incorrectly.
Need to Get Gutter Guards Installed?
When getting your gutter guards, it is important to have them installed correctly, otherwise they will not do their job. Here at Multiman Services, we have professionals trained to help you with all your outdoor cleaning needs including helping you keep your gutters clean and protected. We use structural screws to ensure that the gutter guard stays in place, and we have a lot of experience working on roofs and in interesting places to install gutter guards. We install the best of the best quality gutter guards from RainDrop Gutter Guard Systems. Contact us to get your gutters cleaned and your gutter guards installed.