Gutter Guard Columbus, Ohio
With a properly installed gutter guard system, cleaning your gutters becomes a thing of the past. Buckeye Seamless offers three high-quality brands of gutter covers for you to choose from:
- Leaf Relief.
As a bonus, Buckeye Seamless includes a thorough gutter cleaning—your last ever!—with your gutter cover purchase.
Gutter covers, also known as gutter toppers and gutter guards, have revolutionized the gutter industry. These perforated or mesh covers allow rainwater to flow into the gutter while preventing solids from passing through, much like the strainer you use in your kitchen.
Benefits of Installing Gutter Covers
Avoid gutter cleaning. Regular gutter cleaning is essential to the proper functioning of the water rerouting system. A gutter blocked by leaves and branches can actually be worse for your home than no gutter at all.
However, you can eliminate the need for gutter cleaning in the future by installing gutters with gutter covers—a Buckeye Seamless specialty. So the next time you are in the market for gutters—whether to finish a new construction or to replace an old system—be sure to ask about a gutter cover system.
Extend the life of your gutters. Open gutter systems gradually fill with debris. Precipitation soaks the debris, and while the water runs off, the wet debris sits in your gutters indefinitely. This debris can cause your gutters to rust prematurely. Rusty gutters fail to do their job properly and may eventually break.
Prevent frozen gutters. In winter, your gutters fill with snow and sleet. Rainfall in a clogged gutter may freeze before it has a chance to drain, as blockages slow down the water flow. Gutter guards prevent anything but liquid water from entering the channel, so freezing inside the gutter is far less likely.
Eliminate insect breeding grounds. Mosquitoes in particular are likely to hover around stagnant water in clogged gutters. Gutter covers keep the water flowing freely, which is unlikely to attract bugs. Because mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus, good gutters are actually good for your health.
Reduce fire risk. If the debris that is clogging your gutters is allowed to dry, it becomes highly flammable. Embers that drift onto the roof may ignite the dead leaves and other material. Keeping gutters covered greatly reduces this risk.
Effects of Clogged Gutters
Without gutter covers, almost any gutter system can become clogged. Even if your home is not closely surrounded by trees, leaves can float in from neighboring areas. Unfortunately, dead animals and other debris can also make their way into your gutters.
Clogged gutters may cause:
- Internal leakage.
- Gutter overflow.
- Foundation damage.
- Roof damage.
- Exterior wall damage.
- Stagnant, smelly water backup.
- Rotten wood.
- Mold growth.
- Mosquito breeding.
- Growth of weeds and grass.
The only way to prevent these problems is to clean your gutters at least once a year. Regular gutter cleaning and special cleanings after big storms keep gutters functioning optimally.
The only way to avoid cleaning your gutters is to invest in gutter covers.