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Six Reasons to Invest in Gutter Guards

It’s almost winter, and that means it’s time to start thinking about fall maintenance for your Minnesota home. And one of the most dreaded home maintenance items on most homeowners’ lists? Gutter cleaning.

If you’re like most people, the thought of climbing a ladder on a chilly autumn day and scraping out your gutter canals is not your favorite fall chore. But what if you could make life easier by crossing this item off your to-do list for good? That’s the promise offered by gutter guard manufacturers.

In this post from Budget Exteriors, we’re taking a closer look at gutter guards to learn why more Minnesota homeowners are investing in them. To learn more about Leaf Solutions, give us a call.

What is a Gutter Guard System?

There are many different types of gutter guards or gutter covers available on the market. A gutter guard system covers your gutters to prevent debris from getting in and clogging the gutter canals.

Gutter guards can be made from metal, plastic, or mesh and attach to the top of the gutter canals. These covers have either slots or holes small enough to allow water in from rain and snowmelt without allowing any kind of leaves or debris into the canals. This reduces the chance of clogs from forming while cutting down dramatically on the need for cleaning and gutter maintenance.

Clogged gutters can lead to a wide range of problems, including:

●        Siding damage

●        Foundation damage

●        Landscape damage

●        Roof damage

●        Interior water damage

●        Gutter damage

●        Ice dams

●        Animal nests

Reasons to Invest in Gutter Guards

Are you thinking of investing in gutter guards? These are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you invest in a new gutter guard system:

1.      All but eliminate the need for gutter maintenance.

2.      They’re easy to clean when you finally do clean your gutters.

3.      Protect your home.

4.      Extend the lifespan of your gutter system.

5.      Match the color of your gutters.

6.      Prevent ice dams.

Additionally, every year, ladder-related injuries are responsible for up to 300 deaths and as many as 200,000 emergency room visits. Gutter guards help to reduce your chance of injury.

Cleaning Your Gutter Guard Gutters

Occasionally, your gutter guard gutter system will need to be cleaned. However, the process is far less complicated and intensive than it would be without gutter covers. The design of your gutter guards will prevent debris from accumulating on top of them. To clean your gutters, simply spray your gutter covers with a garden hose to flush the system.

To connect with our Budget Exteriors gutter guard installers about gutter guard solutions for your home, give us a call at 952.887.1613 or contact us online and learn more today.

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