Gutter guards are booming right now in the Home Improvement Industry and any homeowner should be considering having them installed. Despite being a family owned local home improvement company in Baltimore, we receive a lot of messages from customers saying their gutter is leaking, gutter is overflowing from rain and etc. If you are among the those homeowners who must clean fallen leaves out of their rain gutters—or pay someone else to clean their gutters—every season, you came to the right place for a better option.
Top 5 Benefits of Installing Gutter Guards
1. Eliminate Need To Clean Gutters Frequently
Cleaning gutters is a hazardous task. One of the biggest reasons that the homeowners install gutter guards is to spend less money in the long term. Gutter guards prevent the build-up of stagnant water in your gutters, which could otherwise back up and overflow into your home or serve as a breeding ground for insects. Normally gutters require cleaning twice a year, in the spring and fall. If gutter guards are installed, cleanings are required less often and are much easier to accomplish.
2. Save Time & Money
Gutter guards prevent debris and leaves from accumulating in your gutters and clogging up the system. If you do not have gutter guards, you will eventually have to clean your gutters or have them cleaned by a professional. In either case, this takes time and money.
Even with gutter guards, some debris may inevitably collect on the top of the gutter guards. However, gutter guards are exponentially easier to clean than digging into clogged gutters to remove handfuls of twigs, seeds, leaves, and debris. As is the case with nearly everything else on your home, even gutter guards may need occasional maintenance.
There are many accidents while cleaning gutters, whether by falling off a ladder or from an electric shock from exposed electrical wiring as well as potential damage to walls, fascia boards, roofs and yes even the gutters. So the risk is not only of injury but also to the home as well. It makes sense to install something which eliminates some of the many risks of owning and maintaining a home. Less gutter cleaning also means less of the safety risk that comes with gutter cleaning, from working atop a ladder.
4. Gutter Guards Help Prevent Freezing
If water gets trapped in your gutter during the winter, it can freeze and result in ice dams. Although gutter guards alone may not prevent ice dams, gutter guards will prevent debris from accumulating in your gutters, which may alleviate ice dams. You can even get heated gutter guards that will melt icicles, ice dams, and snow.
5. Improved Home Value
It will become more difficult to sell a home lacking gutter guards, or a reduced price might be necessary. In such cases it has been found that purchasers deduct more than the cost of installing the gutter guards to compensate for the hassle factor. Your gutters will last longer as well, since they won’t prematurely rust and rot from the moisture and debris sitting in them. Very few home purchasers want to do work on a new home. New homeowners just want to move right in and enjoy! It make sense to install gutter guards now and enjoy the benefits yourself as long as you live in your home, rather than wait until need or want to sell your home.
Contact Pro Handyman LLC for Professional Gutter Guard Installations:
Pro Handyman LLC has been delivering cutting-edge solutions to homeowners throughout the Baltimore County areas. We are insured, licensed, and have gone through great lengths to test and validate the effectiveness of various gutter guards. To eliminate any risks of injury, trust your gutter guard installation to us. Call us today at 443-952-1397 to get your free quote on your gutter guard installation in Baltimore, MD.