A house is one of, if not the biggest investment you make in your life. Having said that, I think it's safe to assume that homeowners want to do everything in their power to protect that investment. Not only do we live in a very wet environment, Victoria is also densely forested which leaves wide open gutters susceptible to more debris build up which can in turn cause irreparable damage. With so many contributing factors to maintaining a house, we want to alleviate some of that stress and work.
Not only can clogged gutters cause damage to your foundation and create leakage inside the home, they also create a nice warm home for unwanted creatures and plant growth. As cute as some rodents and insects can be, let's face it, nobody wants them to take up habitat in your home by way of the gutters. Remedying any of these unfortunate situations can be very costly and time consuming. All this being said, let's cut to the chase - have you considered a leaf guard system for your gutters? Although they don't protect against everything from getting into your gutter system, they are hugely beneficial. Without listing all the reasons you should consider leaf guard, I'll give just a few for you to ponder:
- They are cost saving - although there is obviously an initial cost for installation, you'll be saving hundreds by not having to hire a company to come clean your gutters several times a year.
- Less maintenance & cleaning - If you're the DIY type, you'll be saving tons of well-deserved free time and back pain by not having to clean them as frequently.
- They strengthen your gutter system - When installing leaf guard with a brand new gutter system, it can extend the life of your existing gutter system by strengthening it. By securing the guard system to the lip of the gutter and the fascia of the house, a box like strength is created. In the winter and fall, this added strength aids in holding up the extra weight of the snow, ice, and heavy rain. If you're not in the market for a whole new gutter system - fear not! After-market leaf guard systems can be installed to your existing gutter system, although not necessarily strengthening the gutter system, you will still reap all these other benefits!
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