How to Prevent Leaves From Damaging Gutters

The falling leaves of autumn create a kaleidoscope of beauty across Ohio’s valleys and fields.

Golden yellow, fiery reds, vibrant oranges – there’s nothing quite like it.

Until those leaves find their way into your rain gutters.

As the leaves fill up your gutters, they start to clog the important flow of rainwater, and they can eventually lead to serious damage around the home.

Cleaning your home’s gutters is a must if you don’t have a system in place to protect them.

But who wants to climb up on a dangerous ladder and have to scoop out leafy, moldy gunk out of the rain gutters? Yuck!

If you don’t engage in this maintenance task, however, you could end up with some or all of these problems:

  • Damaged fascia board.
  • Foundation problems.
  • A damaged roof.
  • Eroded soil next to your home.
  • Insect infestation inside or outside the home.
  • Water damage inside the home.
  • Damaged landscaping.

You can avoid all of these issues by installing the proper guards over your home’s rain gutters.

A gutter guard is essentially a stainless steel mesh that goes over top of your gutters to prevent leaves, twigs, pine needles, roof drip, insect and other debris from getting into the important drainage system.

A good gutter guard should also feature a filter and be self cleaning to prevent failure caused by roof oils leaching into the gutter system.

Imagine never having to clean out your rain gutters again.

Leave the messy, dangerous job behind you, and consider the value that gutter guards provide.

Instead of engaging in this dreadful task each fall, you won’t even have to put it on your fall maintenance to-do list. Ever again!

Just let the guards do their work. Got questions? Contact Pro Shield Gutters with your questions at 440-870-1920 or request a quote.