Gutters are the perfect place for rainwater to flow away from your home. They prevent damage that could be caused by standing water, and they allow you easy access when cleaning out debris such as leaves or pine needles to avoid clogging up these vital parts of a guttered system. A gutter guard provides extra layer protection against bigger problems like tree branches falling on top; however, it’s important not only do you have one installed but also to keep them maintained.
Keeping your gutters clear avoids serious risks to your home, including:
- Water pooling on the roof, which can cause leaks
- Water accumulation at the foundation can undermine a home’s structural integrity.
- Excess humidity
- Mold growth
By preventing the accumulation of debris that can clog your gutters, you are also protecting your home from these serious kinds of damage.