No homeowner wants to deal with clogged gutters, especially since this common home maintenance issue arises at the worst possible time, when rainwater is overflowing and placing stress on the wrong areas of your gutter system. That is why many people choose to install gutter guards, which help prevent clogging and ensure that your gutter system is effectively directing rainwater to the appropriate drainage areas. Gutter guards are an upgrade that requires an investment, but the value that is gained is well worth it. The team at Indiana Roof & Exterior Cleaning would like to share the following information on gutter guards, in the hopes of making it easier to determine if they are a good fit for your needs.
How do Gutter Guards Work?
Most homeowners have had the experience of climbing a ladder and scooping accumulated debris out of their gutters. This is never a fun job, and at times can be downright disgusting. When leaves and other debris back up, mold and mildew can grow, making the task of gutter cleaning not only unpleasant but also a health risk. Over time, clogged gutters become an attractive place for insects or rodents to build nests. Gutter guards work by placing a barrier between the surface of your roof and the base of your gutters. That barrier is designed to allow water to pass through, but traps leaves and other larger items from falling into the gutter.
What is the Best Type of Gutter Guards?
After reviewing all of the available options, the team at Indiana Roof & Exterior Cleaning have chosen to offer Micro Mesh Gutter Guards to our valued customers. We love the fact that the product is locally manufactured, and we believe that the quality of the gutter guards is unsurpassed by other brands. Micro Mesh Gutter Guards are pressure-fitted directly into the gutters, making them highly resistant to high winds, heavy rains or falling branches. Stainless steel construction eliminates the risk of rust, and the fine mesh screening can eliminate even small particles such as maple whirlybirds and pine needles. We’ve done the legwork when it comes to checking out the competition, and the end result is a gutter guard product that will get the job done for many years.
Do Gutter Guards Eliminate the Need to Clean Gutters?
Gutter guards work by preventing leaves, sticks and other pieces of debris from falling into your gutters, and also provide an effective barrier against pests. That said, no gutter guards can completely screen out all particles. No matter what type of guard is put into place, your gutters will still need to be cleaned from time to time. With Micro Mesh Gutter Guards, however, cleaning is a much simpler, faster and easier process, and one that can be done far less often than is required with unprotected gutters. Less time on a ladder means more time enjoying your home, which is the reason why so many homeowners rely upon the Indiana Roof & Exterior Cleaning team! While you may not reap the full benefits until fall arrives, taking a proactive approach is great way to get a jump on fall home maintenance.