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5 Reasons to Invest in Gutter Guards

Most everyone is looking for ways they can save money. Being a homeowner is not only time consuming, but it's also expensive. If it's not a broken appliance, it's the roof. If it's not the roof, it's yardwork. The list never ends! With so many projects popping up left and right, it's important to save money (and time) where you can. Cleaning out your gutters is a necessary task, but it's also dangerous, time-consuming, and if you have someone else doing it – just another bill you have to pay. So, what if there was a way you didn't have to worry about cleaning out your gutters? Good news – there is! 

What are Gutter Guards? 

Gutter guards are pretty much what they sound like – a guard for your gutters. They cover your gutters, preventing them from getting clogged with leaves and other debris. The guards allow water to enter the gutters, which is then directed away from your house. If you don't actively take measures against clogged gutters, you may find yourself with damage that costs a lot more than you would have had to pay to have someone clean them for you. What are some other perks of gutter guards? 

Saves Money 

For an average two-story home, you should be prepared to pay around $150 to have your gutters cleaned. It's recommended that you clean out your gutters at least twice a year but depending on the amount of foliage around your home, you may need to clean your gutters every 3 months. This means that you will pay around $600 a year for gutter cleaning if you do it every 3 months. For professional gutter guard installation, you can expect to pay around $1750. If the guards last 6 years, you will save around $1850. That's quite the savings! 

Aesthetics

Gutters full of leaves and debris aren't so pretty to look at. Gutter guards can help make your home look clean and even more beautiful! 

Avoid Damage 

Not only are full gutters not attractive, but they also put you at risk for damaging your gutters, roof, and the structure of your home. Who knew that something you barely notice any more can cause so much damage? Gutter guards can also help protect your soffit and fascia from rotting out due to water damage. You can learn the full extent of potential damage neglected gutters can cause here

Avoid Pests 

Clogged gutters don't just cause water damage to your home, but they also are a breeding ground for unwanted pests such as mosquitoes, squirrels, mice, and birds. Though it may be tempting to provide a little home for these animals in your gutters, it's probably not in your best interest! 

Less Maintenance 

The less maintenance, the better – right? You have to clean out regular gutters frequently, but with gutter guards, you only have to occasionally remove large debris. To keep them looking nice, an occasional spray down is beneficial as well. However, even with the occasional spray downs, guards require significantly less maintenance than regular gutters. 

What Next? 

If you're not quite sold on gutter guards yet, that's okay! We would be happy to clean out your gutters until you make your decision. If you have any questions regarding gutter services, please fill out our contact form or give us a call!

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