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A Brief Look at the Great Importance of Gutter Guards To Your Home

By February 20, 2014No Comments

Sturdy gutter guards are more a necessity in homes now than ever before. Having gutter protection is important as it helps protect your home from hurricane damage and helps save more money by giving you less maintenance problems with your gutters. These protection systems help keep leaves and debris out and reroute the rain from your gutters, especially in states like Florida that have a six-month hurricane season.

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To keep leaves and debris from your gutter is no joke during rainy seasons. Tons of leaves, pine needles and debris are bound to get stuck in your gutter and act like dams that cause water build-up; this often invites pests like bugs and mosquitoes to live and breed in such clogged areas.  Aside from the possible health concerns that may originate from these insects, the accumulation of water may eventually cause water damage to the home’s interior.

Without a gutter topper, the accumulated debris and leaves will be further transported downstream where it will merge with debris from other households. The ramification of this is that the city or the county will need to keep the sewers clear of all these clogged out objects. Your city or county will now need to invest in thousands of dollars to make sure these sewers are well maintained and that water damages will stay at a minimum.

Another advantage to having this gutter protection available is that this will increase the value of your house, just like many home improvements. For best results, call a dependable company like Gutter Helmet® to install them instead of relying on Gutter Topper® products.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Gutter Topper – is it Worth the Money, Yahoo Voices, June 28, 2013)