The idea of leaf protection may sound a little odd to some. After all, what kind of bodily harm could a leaf cause that would warrant some kind of protective service or device, right? Well, it turns out that while a leaf might not physically impose its will on you, they can cause a lot of damage to your home. And for the majority of homeowners out there, the financial devastation that would cause is more than enough pain with which to endure.
Can A Leaf Really Be Problematic?
Our gutters tend to be something that we forget about until they remind us that something is…’off’. We could be watching TV or having dinner while it rains outside. All of a sudden, we hear water pouring out in an audible way. When we check things out, we notice a deluge of water coming over the side of our gutters. Water is pooling where the gutters were installed to the house, yet there isn’t much coming out of the downspouts. Nine times out of ten, leaves have created a significant clog that is making your gutters useless.
At the very least, it can be inconvenient to have to try & clear the clog in the rain. What many homeowners don’t notice is that there is actually a ton of physical damage being done to their home. This is EXACTLY the reason why a leaf protection system is absolutely worth installing.
Consider the following advantages of leaf protection:
- protecting your foundation from cracks
- protecting your home from physical damage like mold & shifting exterior walls
- adding value to your home
- avoiding injury because you don’t have to get on a ladder to clean gutters
- saving money on gutter repair or replacement
- making rainwater collection easier & more effective
- protecting landscaping
- helping keep various pests from getting into your home
- saving time from regular upkeep
- adding years of service to your gutters
Probably the most surprising reason leaf protection is a good idea is that it helps in maintaining your home warranty. Many policies indicate that regular maintenance & upkeep is a necessary element of the contract. Poorly maintaining your gutters to the point that physical & structural damage occurs to your home, even if unintentional, can make warranties null & void.
Not All Leaf Protection is the Same
Keep in mind, though, that there are a number of leaf protection systems out there. Finding the right one for your home is imperative to get the greatest benefit. This means you need to find a local, dependable, and experienced gutter contractor who can help you with the process from start to finish. You also want to be sure they stand behind their work.
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