Clear, unobstructed gutters will help sweep away moisture from your home – and that means protecting your roof and expanding its lifespan.
Gutter guards are accessories that cover the tops of your gutters. Usually made of vinyl, aluminum, or a mesh composite, these guards prevent debris and leaves from entering and clogging your gutters. They offer homeowners a wide variety of benefits, such as:
- The obvious: gutter guards will seriously mitigate the amount of leaves and other debris that could enter your gutters.
- ...This means that the frequency with which you have to clean your gutters yourself (or hire professionals like NW Home Exteriors) is greatly reduced, saving you money.
- Reduced levels of rust, which is especially important if you don’t have aluminum gutters.
- Since it rains quite heavily here in Portland, Oregon, gutter guards can prevent overflowing due to blockages. Overflowing gutters are bad news – it can result in water entering the underside of your roof, inside your home, or stains on your siding.