Leaf guards save you from consistant gutter cleaning.
We often overlook our roofs and don’t typically think about it all that often. This then means that gutters guards are something we either don’t know about, or simply don’t think about. They are, however, a crucial aspect of maintaining the ongoing state of your roofing. Without gutter or leaf guards you will most likely see the deterioration of your gutters and see potential unnecessary expenditure. One of the most common occurrences in our gutters is when leaves block the downpipes. This leads to water pooling in the gutters and spilling over onto the roof. With a steel roof this will eventually lead to rusting and water will make its way into the internal structure of a home.
Without gutter leaf guards it doesn’t take long for gutters to fill with leaves, which means you need to get up on your roof and clean out your gutters yourself, and without gutter guards you’ll probably find many other things wrong with your gutters that will need repairing too.
If you do have to clean your gutters, here are a few tips on what to do:
- Get a safe ladder and clean out the goop from the gutters. You’ll possibly find a lot of decomposed leaves and possibly even some bugs or spiders while you’re there, so be sure to check before digging your hands in.
- Check all the spikes that are supposed to go through the gutter and into the rafter behind it. Sometimes they make their way out of the hole over year so this will need to be fixed.
- Look for leaks. Stagnate water could have caused rust and holes to appear in the gutters which only leads to further complications. These holes need to be filled and rust needs to be removed and a strong primer added.
- Then you need to clean the gutters. The best way is with a pressure washer. Just be careful at the angle of the pressure washer to ensure you don’t blow the gutters off.
Or, you could make things a lot easier and safer for yourself. Say goodbye to leaves and debris in your gutters, and get a gutter leaf guard installed!
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