The Importance of Gutter Guards

The Importance of Gutter Guards

As a home owner, it’s important to stay on top of home maintenance and keep an eye out for necessary repairs. Serious problems can usually be prevented if you repair minor issues early on, so they don’t grow into bigger issues.

There are plenty of things that need to be maintained and one of them is gutter guards. The main purpose of gutter guards  is to prevent clogging in your drainage system and protect your house’s foundation from water damage. They are designed to allow rainwater to enter you gutters and pass freely through the downspouts. They also keep out leaves and other debris that can clog gutters.

Gutter guards are especially important in colder climates. Gutters without gutter guards can become clogged, which prevents water from reaching the downspouts. When the temperatures dip to freezing levels, that trapped standing water will freeze and add additional weight to the gutter that can cause it to sag or break.

When you are purchasing gutter covers, there are many options available. There are a range of screen covers as well as solid ones. Durability depends on the material; aluminium and steel are generally not prone to rusting and damage from the sun’s UV rays. Vinyl, on the other hand, can weaken over time.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate


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