Lots of people tend to get caught up in the moment when buying a new house. They are excited and thrilled about the ventures, and why not? After all, owning a home puts them one step closer to living the American Dream.
Not everything is sunshine and rainbows when it comes to home ownership, though. You have to maintain your property while preparing it for whatever Mother Nature throws its way.
Torrential downpours, strong winds, and more can enter the picture at one point or another. That’s why we will now focus on some of the ways gutter guards can save our customers money in the long run.
What Are Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards feature stainless steel mesh attached to aluminum frames. They are easy for professionals to connect to existing or new gutter systems. Now, let’s discuss some ways that gutter guards prove to be cost-effective.
Without Adequate Protection, Gutters Can Be Filled With Debris
Pine needles, leaves, sticks, acorns, pecans, and more can pile up inside unprotected gutters over time. These objects will end up forming a sort of dam, which prevents water from flowing. Instead, the water builds up and is left standing on shingles and roof edges. That is not something you would want to happen as the water can wash away the granules on shingles. Plus, the situation can weaken wood decking.
When those issues are left unchecked, leaks can develop, and in most cases, homeowners have to deal with out-of-pocket expenses to get everything back in tip-top shape. Gutter guards stop pine needles and other types of debris from clogging gutters, eliminating damage from standing roof water.
It is not uncommon for homeowners to set up and climb extension ladders to clean uncovered gutters. This method is a tried-and-true option that gets the job done. However, it can also be hazardous. All it takes is for the person to make one wrong move to fall and get hurt. They will still have clogged gutters, but they will also need expensive medical treatments to recover. Gutter guards can keep you safe on the ground and hopefully save you some cash in the long run.
Cost of Installation
Want to find out the cost of installing stainless steel, micro mesh gutter guards on your home? Contact Mr. Gutter today for a price per foot, free estimate. We have been serving the residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts since 1985 and have earned a stellar reputation.