Leaf Guard Gutter Protection: Avoid Major Damage with Small Changes
Rain gutters are designed to collect rain, moving it away from the house to prevent it from flowing towards the foundation and causing moisture damage or, worse, flooding. But when they’re clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris, they would not function as intended.
Cleaning out gutters can be a foul and miserable job as well. But there are ways to make the task much easier and ensure gutters stay functional for as long as possible – install leaf guard protection. This not only keep leaves and debris out, but it also contributes to a more durable and long-lasting gutter.
With leaf guard and gutter protection in place, Sydney residents can put the nightmare of cleaning gutters behind them once and for all.
The reality is that all gutters will deteriorate or rust if they are improperly handled. Common issues that will drastically shorten the lifetime of your gutter are debris build up, rust, and clogged water. But with a protection installed, such issues can be avoided if not eliminated entirely.
Top 5 Reasons to Install Gutter Leaf Guards
Most Sydney roofing experts recommend cleaning home gutters regularly. But if your home is surrounded by many trees, you may need to clean the gutters more often than recommended. With a gutter leaf guard installed, however, cleaning would be quick and easy. Doing so comes with several benefits as well.
- Block leaves, debris, etc.
With leaves and other materials kept off your gutters, you will save significant time cleaning up. You can also save money, what with gutters lasting for more than enough time for you to recoup installation expenses.
- Moisture protection
Gutter guards help prevent premature rusting caused by wet debris sitting in the gutters or clogged water. When rainwater can flow freely, any moisture will dry as soon as the sun comes out and prevent rust from forming.
- Minimise risk of overflow
Since gutter guards prevent blockages, they keep rainwater from overflowing and entering your home and causing extensive damage. You can also spare your home from hideous stains on the interior and exterior walls.
- Pest control
Dirty and clogged up gutters provide homes for all sorts of pests, such as mice, cockroaches, and mosquitoes. But with gutter guards installed, gutters will stay dry and clean, making them inhabitable for pests and nasty critters. They also serve as barriers, keeping larger vermin like possums and birds from gaining access to the inside of your roof.
- Bushfire protection
During bushfires, the wind may carry embers that can cause a fire when it lands into gutters with dry leaves. This means keeping leaves away from gutters and the roof will help avert the risk.
Mesh Gutter Guard from Southern Cross Roofing
Although gutter guards come in many varieties, the mesh type is the most cost-effective. It not only costs less per foot but is versatile and high-performing as well.
- Can be installed under the shingles or fastened to both the gutter and fascia for added strength.
- Works like screens but can better block smaller debris, making it a finer choice, literally.
- May require occasional cleaning with a simple and quick blowing or brushing of small particles.
- Holds up better to ice avalanches and snow
With such quality and flexibility, the mesh type gutter guard is the best choice.
Hire Leaf Guard and Gutter Replacement Experts from Sydney
Deciding which leaf guard to install and how to install it is not recommended for DIY. You should let the experts help you make a decision based on your requirements. Worried that you might be advised to pay for something unnecessary just so they can make money?
Work with Southern Cross Roofing, and you don’t need to worry about such things. Always fair and honest in all of our dealings, we are the Sydney roofing specialists that you can rely on to provide you with honest and cost-effective recommendations. We will tell you the truth on whether or not your gutters need replacement or repair.
Not only do we install quality leaf gutter guards, we also service gutters to ensure minimum maintenance. Considering the dangers of climbing ladders and roof, it is in your best interest to leave the experts to do the job.
Southern Cross Roofing is offering you the necessary services and products to protect your gutter from common annoying problems. Implementing measures to ensure that your gutter lasts as long as it can means you are getting the most value out of it.