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4 Reasons Your Home Needs Gutter Guards

July 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumguttersteam @ 6:18 pm
a closeup of an installed gutter guard

Your gutters play an integral role in protecting your home from the forces of nature and other types of wear and tear—but gutters themselves are also vulnerable! This is where gutter guards come in handy; they’re positioned over the gutter troughs to prevent leaves, other types of debris, or even critters from creating blockage or causing damage. As practical as these guards might seem, many homeowners haven’t taken the time to install them yet and unlock access to all of their remarkable advantages. Here are four reasons you shouldn’t delay outfitting your home with gutter guards!

#1. They Prevent Blockage

Did you know that a gallon of rainwater weighs about eight pounds? This means that when it rains and leaves, branches, twigs, and other types of natural debris are washed into your gutters, they could be holding several hundred pounds of extra weight that leads to blockage. Needless to say, the overflowing water can also cause serious damage to your home’s foundation, siding, roof, or interior; however, gutter guards can easily prevent debris from building up in the first place.  

#2. They Offer Fire Protection

If you live in an area that’s more prone to brush fires, gutter guards are a wise investment. When a fire occurs, embers can travel surprisingly far distances, and they might even end up making their way into your gutters! If there is a present buildup of dry leaves or other debris, it can easily spark up; gutter guards negate this risk.

#3. They Block Excess Moisture

When you’re a homeowner, one of the ongoing battles you’ll have to deal with is protecting your abode from excess moisture. Moisture can lead to many problems, but among these are rust and corrosion, and if you have water-soaked debris and leaves sitting in your gutters, the process is hastened. This can drastically shorten the lifespan of your gutters and lead to premature replacement, but gutter guards can stop this moisture buildup.  

#4. They’re Easy to Maintain

One rule of thumb when it comes to gutters is that they need to be cleaned out at least twice a year—and if you’ve done this in the past, you probably know just how much of a pain it can be, especially if you haven’t been keeping up with it. Fortunately, once you install gutter guards, much less cleaning is required since debris cannot easily become stuck in the troughs. Less time cleaning equates to less effort expended, as well as fewer safety risks.

Given the importance of your home’s gutters, installing gutter guards is a sensible choice and wise investment—you can’t put a price on the associated peace of mind!

About Platinum Gutters

Platinum Gutters has served homeowners all across the DFW metroplex for several years, offering a vast range of affordable services centered around gutter installation, repair, and upkeep. If you have any questions about the article or you’d like to get in touch with their knowledgeable team for further information or to schedule an estimate, don’t wait to contact them today online or over the phone! Telephone: (817) 993-4125.

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