When was the last time you got up on a ladder and cleaned out your gutters, or hired a company to come and help you with gutter cleaning in Austin? Whether you answered “never” or you have been cleaning them out faithfully once or twice a year for several decades, you could probably benefit from installing gutter guards on your home. These guards are designed to prevent leaves and debris from collecting inside the gutters, where it blocks proper water flow away from your home. Here are three benefits you will notice immediately after you get guards installed.
1: No More Gutter Cleaning
If you are tired of getting up on that ladder to painstakingly remove all the leaves, dirt, branches, and debris that has collected over the past few seasons inside your gutters, guards are a great way to help protect your Austin roofing by allowing water to get to the gutters while keeping that large debris out. That means you won’t have to spend your Saturdays clearing out debris, or spend your hard-earned money to hire someone to clean them for you.
2: Reduce the Risk of Basement Floods or Foundation Damage
If your gutters are unable to channel water from the roof out away from the house, that water often flows over the edges of the gutters and ends up on your walkways, and in pooled areas around your home’s foundation. This is dangerous for your home, since standing water too close to the house can cause significant damage to the foundation of your home, and could lead to flooding in your basement or crawl space.
3: Eliminate Insect or Rodent Breeding Grounds
When debris builds up in your gutters, it often harbors moisture and can also keep standing water in some areas of your gutters for long periods of time. Not only will this likely eat away at your gutters and lead to the need for gutter replacement in Austin, it will also create the ideal conditions for rodents to infest the area and for breeding insects like mosquitos that love warm, wet areas.
To find out more about how beneficial gutter guards could be to your Austin roofing and home, call a local gutter guard installation company today.