Leaf protection is an important part of the gutter and stormwater drainage system that protects your home or commercial property from the damage that water can do over time. Leaf protection can vary in cost and effectiveness, and there are several factors besides these to consider when choosing a gutter guard that will work for you such as the number of trees near the home and what kind of leaves or needles they drop.
No matter what type you choose for your home or building, one thing remains the same: the right gutter guards can prevent clogs and greatly reduce the need to clean the muck out of them several times a year. Clogs cause gutters to overflow and can lead to damage to your roof, gutters, doors, windows, and cracks in the foundation. Water damage is expensive to repair, especially in the foundation and if mold begins to grow.
Now, boys and girls, let’s get schooled on leaf protection for your gutters.
A is for Autumn. This is when your gutters become filled with leaves.
B is for Brush Guards. These are a form of leaf protection in which bristle-covered tubes are placed in your gutters. They’re cheap but leaves tend to stick to them.
C is for Curved Gutter Guards. These reverse-curve guards allow water to flow over the edge and into your gutters while leaves fall to the ground.
D is for Debris. When debris gets into your gutters, it can create a clog.
E is for Extend. Leaf Protection extends the life of your gutters. When gutters fill with debris, they can sag and break. Gutter guards keep out the debris while allowing the water to flow through your gutters and away from your structure.
F is for Foam Tube Guards. These guards are made of foam and sit in your gutters to allow water in and keep leaves out. They’re inexpensive but don’t last.
G is for Gutters. Your gutters work to move water away from your home, preventing water damage.
H is for Hazard. When gutters clog, they can cause them to overflow, creating a hazardous situation.
I is for Impressed. This is what you’ll be with Micromesh or Perforated Aluminum gutter guards. They are thin sheets of metal that are placed on top of your gutters. They’re a popular choice for gutter guards and work well.
J is for jackpot. This is what you get when you call Gutter Pros for your Leaf Protection needs. You get it all. Our expert technicians will look at your home and determine the type of gutter guards that will work for you to effectively keep leaves, needles, and other debris from entering your gutters and clogging them. Next, they’ll clean your gutters to make sure they’re empty of any debris and inspect them for any damage, and then they’ll install your gutter guards.
Gutter Pros only uses high-quality materials installed by our professional, experienced technicians. Our customers have made us the success we are because we always put them first, to ensure they are completely satisfied every time.
At GutterPros, we specialize in commercial gutters, copper gutters, and leaf protection and have several options when it comes to leaf protection for your gutters. Call us today at (314)656-7195 and let us find the right one for you!