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No Trees? A Gutter Guard Can Still Help Your Roof


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No Trees? A Gutter Guard Can Still Help Your Roof

Gutter guards are highly useful on homes located on properties that have lots of trees; they keep the inevitable falling leaves from clogging up the gutter. But it’s a common misconception that you don’t need gutter guards when you live on a property with few or no trees. Nothing could be further from the truth! Gutter guards serve a useful purpose no matter what the landscaping looks like on your property. Take a look at a few things you didn’t know about how gutter guards can be useful on your roof.

Prevent Insect Breeding and Pest Infestation

The primary purpose of your gutter system is to catch rain water and guide it away from your roof and the sides of your house. And where there is water, there are insects. Any stagnant water in your gutter system can quickly turn into a breeding ground for annoying bugs, including mosquitos.

An insect problem on your property is hassle enough. But when you consider that you may be attracting mosquitos carrying Lyme disease or West Nile Virus, an insect problem is much more than a minor anNo matter what the weather is, a gutter guard can help protect your roof and your home.noyance. It’s a health hazard. Gutter guards reduce the amount of water that can sit stagnant in your gutters, making it a less attractive breeding ground. Even better, gutter guards physically block larger pests, like rodents and birds, from using your gutter system to access your roof and cause damage.

Protect Against Storm Debris

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you have trees on your property. There will certainly be trees somewhere nearby, and a strong storm with heavy winds can bring the debris from nearby properties straight to your roof. And it’s not just tree debris that you have to worry about. A hurricane or other strong storm can carry all kinds of large and small debris capable of choking up your gutters.

After a severe storm, it can be difficult to get workers to your house quickly to clear gutters and make other repairs. But if you can’t clear the gutters yourself, you risk rainwater management problems that can leave mold and mildew on your roof and walls and contribute to erosion in your yard. With gutter guards in place, you can be confident that your rainwater management system is protected in case of a serious weather event.

Safeguard Against Freezing

Rainstorms aren’t the only severe weather that you should be concerned with. When winter arrives and you’re dealing with freezing temperatures, you risk another type of gutter problem. Snow or rainwater that’s stuck in the gutter may freeze overnight, causing a blockage.

If the blockage doesn’t melt before the next rain, you could have backed up water leaking through the roof and into your house before long. A large and heavy chunk of ice could also damage the gutter, necessitating a repair or replacement. With a gutter guard in place to reduce the risk of stagnant water, it’s much less likely that you’ll have to worry about water freezing in large enough amounts to do damage.

If you are wondering about the gutter guard cost for your home or you need help managing rainwater on your property, Harry Helmet can help. For information about protecting your home from gutter clogs and blockages, contact us today.

Written by Del Thebaud

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