We don’t think we have ever heard a homeowner say, “I can’t wait to go out and clean my gutters!” So, why doesn’t everyone have gutter guards installed? The ability to avoid such an unpleasant task might seem reason enough to get gutter guards for your home, but there are actually several other benefits as well, including:
- Avoid a ladder mishap- One trip to the emergency room will be more costly than investing in gutter guards. Falling off ladders during gutter cleaning is more common than you might think. The use of ladders during home cleaning projects results in thousands of injuries each year. Not to mention that the older you are, the greater the chance of an injury.
- Avoid respiratory distress- When cleaning gutters, you are potentially coming into contact with mold, vermin droppings, and other contaminants that can cause respiratory distress and illness.
- Avoid cuts and scrapes- A rough edge on a gutter, sharp sticks, and other debris can result in an injury to your hands. Of course, the use of gloves is highly recommended, but some injuries may occur even if you are following this advice.
- Avoid roof damage- Having gutter guards in place avoids clogged gutters, which are infinitely worse for your home’s roof than having no gutters at all as the water can be pushed up under the roofing materials and into your attic and exterior walls.
- Avoid erosion and water damage- Clogged gutters overflow rather than have water divert safely away from your home’s foundation, resulting in water damage and erosion of ground soil that can be avoided with the use of gutter guards.
If you would like to know more about gutter guards for your home or about seamless gutters that protect your home, reach out to us at Batson’s Gutter Systems. We are happy to go over your options and perform the gutter replacement, gutter installation, gutter repair, and/or gutter guard installation your home needs. With a 20-year warranty on gutters and leaf guards, you can have peace of mind that your investment will provide years of service. Call today to schedule an appointment.