Your home’s gutter system helps drain water from your home’s roof and away from your home or into a rain barrel. However, it’s only effective if it’s maintained and cleaned regularly. Any amount of debris collecting in your gutters will only impede water flow. Left to accumulate, water will find its way into your home and compromise internal structures, leaving you with costly roof replacement. What can you do about this? Consider getting gutter guards installed.
Improved Gutter Water Flow
With gutter guards, water flows better because nothing is keeping them from making their way to your downspouts as they should. This is a great benefit, especially if you have a rainwater barrel. Not only will the gutter guards help refill your barrel much faster when it rains, it will also have cleaner water since it’s filtered of small debris and contaminants.
No More Infestations
Professional gutter and roof repair contractors recommend installing gutter guards if you don’t want any kind of vermin from breeding and taking up residence in your gutters. With gutter guards installed, they’ll minimize the amount of stagnant water sitting in your gutters, which may otherwise attract insects. Birds also won’t be able to build their nests along your gutters, and small animals like possums can be kept out.
Protection Against Corrosion
Small debris like wet leaves and soggy twigs that are sitting in your gutter system will not only contribute to clogging, but also corrosion and rust. This is because they prevent your gutters from completely drying out. Constant moisture can also give rise to algae and mold, which are not only unsightly but can also lead to premature deterioration in roofs.
When it comes to gutter guard and siding installation, don’t hesitate to hire Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC. Call us today at (860) 346-7405, or you can reach us online by filling out our contact form. We serve Middletown and surrounding areas.