As you may already know, your gutter system is responsible for collecting rainwater from your roof and dispersing it in an area away from your house so it doesn’t cause any potential water leaks or damage. However, your gutters may have trouble doing their job if they become clogged. There are two solutions to this: either have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis or install gutter guards.
Cleaning Your Gutters
Cleaning your gutters is no easy task when you take into account how reaching them is a challenge in itself. Unless you’ve been professionally trained, you should not attempt to clean your gutters on your own. You could end up falling and hurting yourself and could also end up causing damage to your gutters.
Hiring a professional is the best way to go. They will make sure your gutters are completely clean. Unfortunately, every time it rains, there’s a chance debris collects within your gutters–things like leaves, twigs, dirt, and more. Birds and squirrels may build nests in gutters as well. Expect to have to pay to have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis. If you forget to do so your gutters could clog up, leading to water leaking in through the edge of your roof, through your home’s exterior, or through your foundation.
Installing Gutter Guards
The long-term solution to keeping your gutters unclogged is to simply install gutter guards. Gutter guards essentially cover the top part of your gutter system keeping debris out but still allowing rainwater to collect inside. Essentially, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again.
Installing gutter guards ensures your gutters won’t get clogged, which means you won’t have to worry about having to remember to schedule a gutter cleaning service. The price of installing gutter guards is well worth the cost. While it may seem cheaper to just have your gutters cleaned, the cost of doing so throughout the lifetime of your home will add up. It may be much more expensive long-term than installing gutter guards. Not to mention how costly water damage occurring because you forgot to have your gutters cleaned.
For information about installing gutter guards on your home in Boerne, TX, be sure to contact us at Quality Gutter Systems today.