Why Gutter Protection is Best for Keeping Your Gutters Clean

Gutter Protection Products

As a homeowner, it is recommended that you maintain clean gutters by stepping up on a ladder to clean all the debris out of your gutters. This number could even be higher if you have a lot of trees in your backyard. But what if there was a way to lessen the amount of debris you have to clear? With gutter protection, this is reality! Our Michigan building products suppliers have put together some reasons for why gutter protection can be advantageous to homeowners, saving them valuable time and unnecessary stress.

Your gutters are protected by large debris

Gutter guards are an investment in your home. By installing gutter protection alongside your roof, you are significantly reducing the number of large leaves, branches, and twigs that find their way into your gutters. Large leaves can be a hassle because, when it rains, the leaves absorb the water, making the load on your gutters even heavier. When this happens, it increases the risk of your gutters being ripped off of the side of your home due to the weight. To prevent having to pay for roofing repairs further down the road, gutter guards are a great preventative measure.

You won’t have to spend as much time cleaning your gutters

Cleaning gutters takes a lot of time out of your weekend. Likewise, paying professionals to clean your gutters can also be an inconvenience. To reduce the amount of debris in your gutters, you may want to consider the alternative of installing gutter guards. Less debris means less time you have to spend on a ladder clearing clumps of wet leaves from your gutters.

Your home’s risk of water damage will be reduced

Gutter guards keep the vast majority of large debris out of your gutters. As a result, you won’t have to worry about clogged gutters overflowing, with rainwater pouring down the side of your home. Water damage can also create the perfect moist environment for mold and mildew within the walls of your home. To prevent this from happening, make sure you clean your gutters as needed and install gutter guards for added protection.

While gutter protection is great for preventing large debris, such as fallen leaves, branches, and twigs, from congesting in your gutters, they aren’t a perfect solution. Despite having gutter guards, you will still have to clean your gutters at least twice a year to clear out small debris, such as seed pods, pine tree needles, and tree flower buds, from entering your gutters. Aside from that, gutter guards are still great for homes surrounded by trees, especially during the autumn months.

If you are interested in finding more solutions for your home, please feel free to contact one of Eikenhout’s eight Michigan contractor locations. Our building product contractors are dedicated to providing quality customer service for every homeowner.