The installation of gutter guards is just one of the many services undertaken by the team at Kingsford Siding. But what are gutter guards? How can they benefit your home?
What Are Gutter Guards?
A gutter guard is a protective cover designed to stop leaves and general debris from getting into gutters and causing blockages. Once a gutter becomes blocked, it’s usually not too long before stormwater drains and downpipes become blocked too, so preventative measures are very important.
The Benefits of Installing Gutter Guards
The primary reason for fitting gutter guards is to prevent blockages, but the benefits don’t end there.
The installation of gutter guards means you won’t have to spend your precious time removing debris and unblocking your gutters. Our Leaf Off gutter guards offer a no clog warranty, so you can spend less time cleaning your gutters and more time on more important things.
Clearing gutters can often be a very difficult and dangerous job, requiring specialist knowledge and equipment. By having guards fitted, you won’t have to cover the cost of calling in the professionals to clean and unblock gutters for you.
Prolong the Life of Your Gutters
Moisture-laden debris that lies in your gutters for long periods can cause metal structures to rust prematurely. By ensuring debris can’t enter, you might be able to double the working life of your gutters.
Prevent Water Entering Your Home
Many homeowners don’t realize they have a blocked gutter until they notice water entering their home during periods of heavy rain. Water leaks can cause serious damage, which are usually very expensive to repair. An overflowing gutter can also cause unsightly stains on the outside of your property.
Fill Your Rainwater Tank Quickly
Fitting gutter guards keeps water channels free from debris, which maximizes flow. This means that any rainwater tanks you might have fill a lot more quickly when it’s raining. Also, the water that finds its way into your tanks is likely to be cleaner, as gutter guards filter out contaminants.
Prevent Freezing in the Winter
Water that becomes trapped in a gutter can quickly freeze during spells of cold weather. These accumulations of ice can result in serious blockages and cracked gutters. By installing gutter guards, you reduce the amount of material that can cause pools of stagnant water.
Prevent Pest Infestations
Gutter guards significantly reduce the amount of stagnant water in drainage channels, which makes it more difficult for vermin such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, and rodents to breed and thrive. Modern guards fitted by Kingsford Siding also prevent birds and rodents from accessing your roof space.
Prevent the Spread of Bushfires
If you live in an area that is prone to bushfires, the installation of metal gutter guards could help to protect your home. When a bushfire rages, embers often travel with the wind and spread fire quickly. These embers can cause fires when they land on dry materials in gutters, such as twigs and leaves. If you have guards fitted, embers will have nothing to ignite.
The team of designers and contractors at Kingsford Siding have extensive experience in the installation and maintenance of gutter guards, siding, windows, awnings, and doors. They can install your gutter guards safely, ensuring your home has maximum protection from the elements, pests, and fire. Contact us by email or call us on (919) 688-5116 to arrange the expert fitting of your new gutter guards.