As homeowners ourselves, we know how frustrating and time-consuming gutter maintenance can be. You have a virtually endless list of things you would rather be doing with your spare time, and you might even skip gutter cleaning altogether! In today’s post, we’ll explain just a few of the many reasons why you should invest in gutter guards before the first day of fall.
Why Your Home Needs Gutter Guards
No matter who you are or where you live, nobody wants to discover mold growth in their home. In addition to putting you and your family at risk of developing a number of health problems, mold can seriously compromise your home’s structural integrity.
If you aren’t regularly cleaning your gutters, then organic matter will build up throughout the year. Over time, it will naturally decompose and create the perfect conditions for mold spores to thrive. Mold can eventually make its way into your attic and roof, forcing you to invest in roof repairs and mold remediation (both of which are significantly more expensive than a gutter guard installation!).
While most people think of gutter maintenance as a task reserved for fall, it’s equally important to ensure that your gutters are clean before the first day of winter. We get a fair amount of snow each year here in the Kansas City area, and that snow needs somewhere to go when it melts. If your gutters are clogged, then the snowmelt may dam up in your gutters and freeze again during the night. This can harm both your gutters and your roof, as well as endanger anyone who walks underneath your roof.
The primary purpose of your gutters is to channel water away from your home. This point may sound elementary, but it’s always worth keeping in mind that your gutters protect more than just your roof. In addition to preventing water from damaging your roof, your gutters channel water away from your home’s foundation and landscaping, which could both be significantly damaged by stagnant water. If you haven’t cleaned your gutters or invested in gutter guards, then your home could be at risk of serious damage during the next downpour.
Insects and Pests
As we noted in the first section, clogged gutters create the ideal conditions for mold growth, and unfortunately, the invitation to living organisms doesn’t end there. Mosquitos, wasps, and even rodents, are all attracted to the conditions created by clogged gutters. You don’t want to deal with a pest infestation on top of a problem with your gutters, so take preventative measures and invest in Gutter Defender from Blue Springs Siding and Windows!
Gutter Guards Are the Ideal Solution!
Gutter Defender is our patented gutter guard system that will make gutter maintenance a chore of the past. The nose-forward design allows water to travel into your gutters and away from your home, while also directing leaves, pine needles, and other debris safely to the ground.
Come by the Blue Springs Siding and Windows showroom to learn more about our gutter guards!