Here at LeafGuard we would like to take a moment to share a few reasons why you should replace your gutters before the Fall season sets it. To do their job properly, gutters and downspouts must be clear of leaves and debris. But once the leaves begin to fall, keeping those gutters clean can be a challenge. And with the harsh weather of fall and winter right around the corner those old damaged gutters could spell disaster for your home.
With cooler weather approaching those leaves will soon begin to fall off the trees and many of them will find their way into your home’s old gutters. While it’s still dry out, this will not pose much of a problem to your gutters. However, as soon as those heavy rain storms begin, the problems will start to increase. When gutters fill with leaves, rainwater cannot properly drain and will flow over the sides or even behind your gutters. This can cause water damage to flower beds, foundation and even your homes roof.
Leaves, branches, and other debris find their way into your gutters and can become a problem for your home. Over time those gutters start to weigh down and become heavy; especially when in rains. As the gutters become heavier eventually, they start to pull away from your home or even fall off. This can leave your roof, flower beds, and foundation vulnerable to the fall weather. So, replace those old gutters before the leaves begin to fall and keep your home safe and dry.
Animals and wildlife around your neighborhood can make their homes in your old open top gutters. Birds can build nests that end up clogging your gutters, while other critters, like rodents, might populate them because they can provide an entry point into your home. Squirrels and pests use gutters as a safe place to build nests away from predators. Also, they are looking for a warm safe place from the cooler weather and your homes gutters can give them an easy access point into your attic. So, upgrading from those old open top gutters is a smart and easy way to ensure your home is safe from those pesky critters.
If you’ve noticed your gutters have become a problem for your home and lawn. Then now is the perfect time to replace them. Don’t wait for that Fall weather to get here before you start worrying about your old gutters. Plus, our gutters come in a wide variety of styles to compliment your home. Give LeafGuard a call today. You’ll be so glad you did.