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Monday, June 18th, 2018 by Branden Burrill
Cleaning the gutters is probably up there with the least favorite chores for a homeowner to do; I can't imagine anyone waking up in the morning saying "YES! Today is gutter cleaning day!". Now we have the luxury of buying gutter guard systems, but are they worth the money for what they do for your home? Lets take a look at what gutter guards are, and what they can do for your home.
Gutters, otherwise known as "rain gutters" are the edgework that runs along the edge of your roof, collecting water and channeling it away from the home's foundation. But with that being said, gutters tend to collect more than just water, they also collect what is referred to as "guck". This includes things like leaves, branches, dirt, and moss.
What Gutter Guards do is deflect all the guck and only let water through in order to keep the system flowing at its best potential. With Valor Gutter Guards they design their systems to actually channel all the debris in an S formation off of the gutter, leaving only water to soak through the tough mesh guard.
Not only do gutter guards help the flow of water throughout the gutter system, but it keeps water that comes off the roof from curling back up the edges between the gutter and trusses, causing hard to catch water damage to the foundation of your roof.
Gutter guards protect more than just your roof, they also protect the actual siding itself. When guck starts to pile in your gutters, all the incoming water and debris will come off the roof and on to the house its self, creating even more chores on your to-do list. When you have guards on, the guck is channeled far enough from the house that it doesn't affect the siding.
So now that we know what gutter systems are, and how gutter guards can help them, the leading question is are they worth the money?
Gutter guards are a luxury item, they provide peace of mind so that you never have to worry or think about when to clean the gutters again. At the end of the day what we are saving here is time. It takes time and energy to clean the gutters. With the busy world that we live in today, that might not be worth your time and energy, to get up on the rooftop or lug around a bucket and a ladder. So how much is your time worth to you? If time and safety are of importance in your situation, it might not be a bad idea to invest in gutter guards.
Overall, it will save you time, money, and the risk of hurting yourself in the process.
If you are thinking of getting gutter guards, we are an exclusive dealer of Valor Gutter Guard Systems providing some of the newest gutter guard technology that even kills moss as it tries to grow for years! Call us today and schedule a FREE estimate at 1-800-883-4715!
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