How to Get Leaf-Proof Gutters
Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. The temperature finally gives us a break from the summer heat while the leaves change into a plethora of varying and delightful colors.
However, one problem comes from the leaves changing color: They fall off.
As you’re all too aware, when leaves fall, they will land on your home. When they fall on your home, they will most likely make their way to the gutter system. Luckily, there’s a way to combat leaves falling into your gutter.
Here’s how to rid your gutter system of those pesky leaves!
Why Are Leaves in Gutters Bad?
When leaves fall into your gutters, they can cause a whole mess of problems. Your gutters can become clogged, which will stop the flow of water (or drainage) during a thunderstorm.
With the leaves inhibiting the flow of water through your gutters, you may begin to see roof or even foundation damage as a result. Water will sit on your gutters and on your roof, which can lead to costly water damage for both.
When leaves clog your gutters, you will have to get up on your roof and conduct a gutter cleaning to ensure water damage to your roof or foundation won’t happen. Cleaning your gutters only takes an afternoon but can be dangerous depending on your age and skill level.
Luckily, there are now ways of making your gutters entirely leaf-proof! With the invention of gutter guards, you are now able to keep leaves from ever getting into your gutters! Gutter guards will become a valuable part of your gutter system throughout the course of the year.
The DMV metro area, on average, receives over 43 inches of rain per year which is well above the national average. With a significant amount of rainfall, your gutters need a clear path for water drainage.
Choosing a Type of Gutter Guard
What makes gutter guards so helpful in keeping leaves out and letting water in is their mesh grating.
However, there are different types of gutter guard material:
- Foam Gutter Guards
- Bottle Brush Gutter Guards
- Reverse Curve Gutter Guards
- Nylon Gutter Guards
- Mesh Gutter Guards
Depending on your home and overall situation, you will need to decide what material is suitable for you. Additionally, you can work with an exterior contractor if you need assistance deciding.
Choose Key Choice Restore for Gutter Guard Installation
Looking for an exterior contractor to install new gutter guards on your home? Call on Key Choice Restore. Request a free quote online or give us a call at 703-584-4469 today!