It’s time to clean out the gutters again. How on earth did they get so filthy? Before you go spending a lot of money to have someone else clean your gutters, you could ask yourself if there is a better way. When you install gutter guards on your Denver roof, you take away home space for stowaways, eliminate water build-up, minimize the amount of time you spend cleaning and help your gutters last longer.
1. Gutter Guards Prevent Nesting
You can probably imagine your gutters as they fill up with dirt, leaves, and debris. However, you may not be thinking about all of the critters that like to set up housekeeping there. Birds and rodents find gutters to be a dark, safe place to build a nest. Rodents especially like to use gutters as a way to get ready to infiltrate your home. This becomes a serious safety risk when you finally climb up to clean them out. With gutter guards, the animals are guaranteed no safe harbor on your roof.
2. Gutter Guards Reduce Water Build-up
Think of a swamp or stagnant pond with water that hardly ever moves. You can practically see the mosquitoes hovering over it. When you have a buildup of debris in your gutters, a swamp is precisely what they become. If the downspouts get clogged, the water collects. Over time, this water could leak into your home, or attract insects that carry diseases. Since gutter guards keep the gutters clear of leaves and dirt, the water can flow freely away from your home.
3. Gutter Guards Eliminate Regular Gutter Clean-up
Let’s be honest. The reason that gunk accumulates in your gutters is because you do not like to spend all of your time cleaning them. What if you did not have to? Leaves have to fall somewhere. If they do, you would much rather that they came to the ground for you to rake them up, instead of sitting in your gutters all winter. Gutter guards ensure that the leaves have nowhere to sit on the roof, with an added plus that you do not have to clean them as often.
4. Gutter Guards Extend the Life of Your Gutters
All this garbage in your gutters presents more danger to your home than you might expect. When gutters are left constantly full of water, they start to rust. Eventually, they perform no duty at all and you have to replace them. By adding gutter guards, you preserve your investment in your gutters, as well as your roof.
The best gift you can give yourself this spring is to provide better protection for your gutters. To learn more, check out the best Denver gutter guards available. If you are ready to clean up your roof for good, contact us for a free Gutter guard installation quote.