Are Gutter Guards a Good Idea?

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If you own a home, you probably know how important it is to keep your gutters clean and free of debris. Maybe you’ve had the “joy” of climbing up on a ladder and cleaning them yourself! Perhaps you’ve done this recently and quickly decided you want to look into getting gutter guards. While there is no completely maintenance-free system for keeping debris out of your gutters, gutter guards can certainly cut down on how often they need to be cleaned and can make the job much easier when the time comes. Here are a few reasons to consider having gutter guards installed for your home.

First and foremost, gutter guards help protect your home. Clogged gutters produce a whole host of problems around your house. When water collects in one place, you can get damage and lots of it. This can cause problems with the foundation of your house, as well as potential issues with mold and mildew.

Another reason to consider gutter guards is safety. Climbing on a ladder, or even worse, on your roof, when you aren’t professionally trained to do so screams disaster waiting to happen! Some jobs are really best left to professionals. But, with gutter guards, you don’t need to call those professionals nearly as often.

Finally, consider the long term cost savings of having gutter guards professionally installed. Without guards, you should clean your gutters at least twice per year. If you live in a wooded area or if your yard has a lot of trees, it may need to be done even more often. With gutter guards, you can get away with once every two years. The upfront cost will be more than worth it when you consider the long term savings and the hassle of cleaning gutters that don’t have any protection on them at all. At Village Roofs, we can install gutter guards and set you up with regularly scheduled affordable maintenance, so you never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again!