There are many reasons you should get gutter protection. It makes the upkeep safer, more convenient and less costly. As your local gutter expert offering Gutter Helmet® gutter covers, Seamless Exterior shares what gutter protection can do for you and your home.
Gutter Protection Ensures Proper Rainwater Routing
Clogged gutters cause more than just water stains on the siding. During heavy downpours, water could get pushed back up to the roof and into the roof deck, leading to moisture damage that affects the roof structure and insulation as well as encourages mold and mildew growth. In winter, this can contribute to the formation of ice dams. But what’s even more dangerous is that rainwater can collect in areas close to the house foundations, which can get absorbed by the concrete pillars making up the house foundation, cause brittleness and ultimately lead to collapse.
A gutter protection system helps keep the gutters clear and free-flowing, routing rainwater where it should go. Also, clean gutters are less likely to develop problems like damaged hangers since there would be no unnecessary weight caused by accumulated debris. Rust and damage caused by wet leaves and debris would also be avoided as the empty gutters will readily dry during sunny days.
Gutter Protection Prevents Risk of Injury
A gutter protection system eliminates the need for gutter cleaning since leaves and debris would either be filtered out, or in the case of Gutter Helmet, would already be on the ground, ready for sweeping. Not only does it make the upkeep of your gutters more convenient, but also eliminates the need to climb on the roof edges and risk potential injury. Protected gutters also require less frequent scheduled maintenance. Instead of the usual once-a-year cleaning and inspection, you can have it done in as seldom as every two or three years.
Ultimately, something as simple as a gutter protection can save you a lot of money that you would otherwise spend on maintenance and major repair work. To learn more about Gutter Helmet and its benefits, call Seamless Exterior today at (319) 243-3600, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free quote. We serve many areas in Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Marshalltown, IA.