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Installing Gutter Guards to Avoid Gutter Clogs

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 by Steph Lauer


How Properly Installed Gutter Guards Can Help Avoid Clogs

Clogged gutters cause big problems for your home. This can include water damage or animals building nests in trapped debris. These can be troublesome for any homeowner. If left unaddressed, you may need to pay for costly repairs or maintenance.

 

Gutter guards can be a solution to those problems. Properly installed gutter guards are an excellent investment as they can keep your gutters in great condition for a long time. They offer more benefits than just the obvious one of cleaning your gutters less frequently.

 

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Gutter Guards Keep Obstructions Out

Installing gutter screens helps maintain your home’s good condition. They are especially useful during fall and heading into winter when leaves are falling from trees.

 

In addition to preventing leaves from clogging the gutters, they also keep animals from taking up residence. Some birds and rodents take the built-up twigs and leaves as an invitation to nest. Properly installed gutter guards can deter them from moving in. 

 

Gutter Guards Reduce the Formation of Ice Dams

It’s dangerous to have gutter clogs during the winter, your gutters can break if an ice dam forms. Ice dams occur when the water builds up in your gutters and freezes and creeps up the roof and under the shingles. These can get tough to remove, especially if other debris is also present.

 

Ice dams are also one of the reasons why gutters have trouble draining water. The weight of water, ice, and debris can be too much for your gutters to handle. Thankfully, gutter guards can help reduce the chances of ice dams forming by keeping debris out and the water flowing. 

 

Gutter Guards Keep a Stable Water Flow

One of the most common gutter problems is having an inconsistent water flow. This is mainly caused by things that fall into the gutters and block the flow of water. Your gutter and downspouts work together to direct water away from the house. While it doesn’t seem destructive at first, water overflowing from your gutters can cause significant damage to your roof, walls, and fascia, and may even cause water leaks in the basement or around the foundation. 

 

Gutter guards can help prevent potential leaks as it holds off potential obstructions, maintaining a steady water flow. However, keep in mind gutter guards are only as good as their installation. Getting the help of a professional is a good call if you’re unsure where to start. Properly installed gutter guards can help keep both your drain system and house in great shape. 

 

Partner With Us for Top-Notch Gutter Guard Installation

Hire our experienced contractors at Badgerland Exteriors in Madison, WI for high-quality gutter protection solutions. Combining superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service, we’ll be more than happy to assist you every step of the way. Get in touch with our team today for a free inspection and estimate!

 

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Steph Lauer

Office Administrator Badgerland Exteriors

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