Most homeowners consider gutter protection to be optional. However, thanks to the convenience they offer, more and more homeowners are installing gutter guards. If you’re still on the fence about adding protection for your gutters, this quick guide on the benefits of gutter guards might be able to help you make an informed decision.
Prevent Moisture Damage
The primary benefit of installing gutter guards is increased protection against moisture damage. Gutter guards prevent foliage and other debris from entering and clogging your gutters, ensuring your gutters are doing its main job: divert rainwater away from your roof and foundation.
Reduce Your Gutter’s Maintenance Requirements
Of course, some might argue that instead of installing gutter guards, you can just clean your gutters every week or so. The problem is most homeowners just don’t have the time for tedious but necessary chores such as gutter cleaning. That’s why for homeowners on tight work schedules, gutter guards are a godsend. Besides, even if you have time to spare cleaning your gutters on the weekend, wouldn’t it be better spent on some much-needed rest and recreation?
Keep Pests Away
Keep in mind, however, that some contractors recommend cleaning your gutters regularly. While a few leaves and twigs aren’t enough to clog your gutters, they might attract a few pests such as rodents, which can cause further damage to your roof. As such, if you don’t have a lot of time for gutter cleaning, installing gutter guards would be a good idea—not only do they prevent clogged gutters, and by extension moisture damage to your roof and siding, but also keep pests from making their nests in your gutter system.
Add Value to Your Home
Thanks to the aforementioned benefits, prospective buyers might be willing to pay a premium for a home with gutter protection. And to make sure you’ll get to enjoy all of the said benefits, make sure to hire a qualified contractor.
Roof Masters, a locally-and-privately-owned contractor, offers a wide range of exterior services, including door replacement services. For inquiries, you can call us at (301) 230-7663 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Rockville, MD, as well as the surrounding communities.