6 Gutter Guard Benefits
Gutter guards are special materials that are fitted into existing gutters to prevent tree leaves and other debris from entering the gutter and possibly blocking the gutter and rainwater drainage system.
For people in Australia, or a place with a few trees around the house, I know you are tired of having to chamber around your house roof countless times to unblock your gutters. You can significantly reduce the amount of gutter maintenance by installing gutter guards. Gutter guards will not only save you time, energy and money, they have a lot of other benefits.
Here are several gutter guard benefits.
1. Saves you time and money
Gutter guards prevent leaves and other debris from blocking up your gutters. Therefore you do not have to spend your valuable time and energy cleaning out the gutters or spending a lot of money on professionals to unblock the gutters. It also means that your gutters will only be cleaned after three to five years, instead of cleaning them twice a year.
2. Gutter protection
Gutter guards prevent your gutters from early rusting due to moisture laden leaves and rubbish sitting in them. This ensures your gutters last more years than unprotected gutters.
3. Gutter guards prevent overflowing
Gutter guards stops the blockages that cause overflowing during the rainy season. The overflowing is risky as it can cause water to enter your house and cause a lot of damage to your house belongings. It can also cause damage to your house foundation or staining on the outside of your house.
4. Improves water quality
Gutter guards help to improve the quality of rainwater by stopping debris and leaves from blocking the gutters. The guards also improve the flow of water since there is no blockage. This means your tank will fill-up more quickly when it rains. Then the rainwater will be cleaner since there are no leaves, debris or any contaminant.
5. Stop insects from breeding
Gutter guards prevent insects and pests such as cockroaches, spiders, mice and mosquitoes from bleeding in the gutters. They significantly reduce the amount of stagnant water that sits in the gutter. Since there is little or no stagnant water in the gutters, it becomes difficult and unappealing for pests and insects to use the gutters as their breeding place. Gutter guards also act as physical barriers to birds, and rodents that can easily find their way into the roof space.
6. Fire and Ember protection
Gutter guards are also outstanding protection in bushfire prone areas like most parts of Australia that are famous for bushfires. You can get metal gutter guards that are exactly rated for fire protection. Embers can travel long distance during a fire and if they come across any dry material in the gutters, the material can burn and the fire can spread to the house. When you install gutter guards, it means there is no dry material in the gutters that can catch fire.
Gutter guards can help you avoid all that. The most important thing is that the gutter guards will save you a lot of time and energy. In addition, they offer you a way to avoid the dangers associated with leaves and other debris. They also increase the value of your house.