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No homeowner looks forward to cleaning out their gutters. But regular gutter cleanings are essential to keep your home protected from water leaks, both at the foundation of your home and at the edge of your roof.
When gutters become clogged and overflow, they can actually cause more damage to your home than if you didn't have any gutters to begin with. This is because the clogs can cause pooling on your roof that causes leaks, rot and other serious—and costly—home maintenance issues.
To alleviate the hassles of gutter maintenance, and to improve your home's defense against clogs, some homeowners may opt to install Debris Guard® designed to keep leaves and other debris out of your gutters. If you're interested in installing this feature on your home or business, read on about the benefits and how to get the best performance from your Debris Guard®.
What is Debris Guard®?
The Benefits of Installing Debris Guard®
Reduced gutter maintenance. Save time climbing up ladders or onto the top of your roof. Our Debris Guard® system keeps debris out of your gutters and downspouts, freeing up time for you to focus on other home maintenance tasks.
Durable Material. Debris Guard® covers are made from 0.027" painted aluminum: the same aluminum used in Findlay's gutter installations. Using aluminum means that the gutters and guards will never rust or deteriorate like other materials. Using pre-colored aluminum allows for a high degree of durability and a longer maintenance of color.
No more clogged drains. Clogs can become a serious problem as water begins to overflow. By keeping the source debris of these clogs out of your gutters and downspouts, our Debris Guard® system should prevent any clogs from developing in the future.
Protection from leaks on your roof and at your foundation. The biggest risks of pooling water is at the edge of your roof and at your foundation. A properly working gutter system is designed to move water off of your roof, down your downspouts, and away from the foundation of your home. Debris Guard® ensures that water continues to properly flow, supporting this drainage and minimizing the risk of water damage at these points of concern.
Reduced exposure to mold and mildew. As debris accumulates in your gutters, it can become a breeding ground for mildew and mold spores. These spores can enter your home and actually increase the presence of mold in your home. Clean gutters will minimize this exposure, resulting in healthier indoor air.
Professional Installation. Debris Guard® product is installed by Findlay Roofing's expert gutter installers, and can be installed at the same time or after a gutter installation. In most cases, Debris Guard can also be installed on a pre-existing gutter system without any impact to the roof or gutters. The installers will flush any existing gutters to be free of debris prior to any Debris Guard Installation.
Protect your investment. A clogged gutter or downspout is a quick way to have water and debris build up in your gutter system, putting the roof at risk for water intrusion and wood decay. Using Debris Guard to move debris away from your gutter system ensures that the gutter system remains free-flowing, and free of clogs. Debris Guard® Installations come with a 2-Year Clog Free Guarantee.
Are Gutter Guards Worth It?
The value of gutter guards is determined by two key factors. The first is how eager you are to cut gutter cleaning from your rotation of home maintenance tasks. For homeowners who struggle to keep up with gutter cleaning, the reduced maintenance demands of a gutter guard system can be well worth the investment—especially if it helps you avoid unnecessary water damage.
The second consideration is the type of gutter guard you choose to install. Certain low-cost gutter guard systems, including DIY mesh installation, can be an ineffective guard against debris. While you may save up-front on materials and installation, these gutter guards can actually cause more debris build-up, even creating a hospitable space for vegetation growth.
Leaves dropping are as inevitable as the Fall and a significant cause for gutter clogs. Keeping your gutter system clear of debris is vitally important and paying for a cleaning service can add up costs quickly. Protect your roof and gutter investment with Debris Guard® gutter cover system by Findlay Roofing.
Who to Trust With Debris Guard® Installation
If you decide that Debris Guard® is right for your home, you'll want to make sure these guards are properly installed by a professional. Improper installation can lead to gaps and cracks in the guards themselves, as well as possible damage to your gutter and the edge of your roof.
A professional installation is necessary to ensure your gutter guards will uniformly block debris from entering your gutters. A professional installer can also guide you through your various options to identify the best system based on its effectiveness, longevity, cost, and other factors.
Tired of cleaning your gutters and dealing with clogs? Contact a professional roofing company today to get a quote on Debris Guard® for your home.
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