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5 Reasons Why You Need a Gutter Guard Service

Did you know that roofing is one of America’s most dangerous jobs

Roof maintenance is risky work that’s essential for all properties. Neglected roofs can lead to many problems, including safety hazards, severe water damage, and decreased property value. The good news: you can sidestep those issues and leave it all to the professionals.

Investing in gutter guard service is a great place to start.

Gutter Guard Service

Gutter blockage compromises your roof and often leads to costly damage. 

Some examples of damage that can occur from gutter neglect include:

  • structural rot
  • pest infestations
  • fire hazards
  • water damage

Your property can benefit from gutter guard service in many ways. Gutter guards can be made from micro mesh and other materials. 

Maintenance

Gutter guard service can drastically reduce the amount of maintenance that needs to be done to your roof over time. Gutter guards are much easier to clean and maintain than guardless gutters jammed full of leaves, twigs, and other debris. 

When you invest in gutter guard service for your roof, you will stop a lot of this debris from clogging up your gutters. All roofs need to be maintained for safety and sanitary reasons.

Installing gutter guards and having them routinely serviced by professionals can actually reduce the amount of overall maintenance your roof requires over time.

Not only that, but adding guards to your gutter system can make it more durable and extend its lifespan. This is because the gutters won’t be as bogged down with damp debris that can corrode the gutter system.

The extra weight of clogged debris and collected water can strain your gutter system, causing it to erode and possibly collapse.

Structural Rot

Gutter guard serivce can prevent your roof and property from structural rot.

Gutter guards do this by staving off the inevitable debris that collects in the gutters on your roof over time.

When gutters are neglected, the resulting rot can often lead to even bigger problems that cost even more money to fix. 

For example, if your basement isn’t waterproofed, the water running down the walls from your clogged gutters can eventually seep in through the walls and floor, rotting the structure of your property and setting up conditions for mold growth.

Investing in a gutter guard system can help you avert these disasters. 

Infestations

Negelcted gutters can cause water damage that deterioriates your roof. This gradual deterioration creates cavities around your roof for vectors and pests to invade your property, leading to infestations. Infestations wreak havoc on people’s health and damage property in many ways.

Most rodents and insects have serious potential to cause major allergy complications. You don’t need to make direct contact with the pests themselves to experience allergic reactions.

You can inhale the bacterial waste of droppings, insect carcasses, and pest saliva, triggering allergic reactions and health complications. The presence of their dander and waste in the walls and ventilation systems is enough to cause mass illness on your property. 

Termites leave a trail of dust particles that circulate through the ventilation system as well, which can cause severe respiratory difficulties.

Infestations cause a wide range of dangers, including:

  • transmission of viruses
  • spider and bed bug bites
  • swarms of stinging insects

These issues can be easily prevented by taking action and making sure your roof is properly sealed. Gutter guard service can play a big role in preventing the damage that leads to destructive infestations.

Fires

Did you know that nearly 80% of civilian fire deaths are caused in the home?

More places are becoming increasingly prone to wildfires. Gutters often get backed up with wooden debris and neglecting the gutters of your roof can lead to fires. Under dry conditions within range of any embers, all of that debris becomes highly flammable tinder.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends installing and maintaining gutter guards to protect property from fire damage.

Gutter guard service can help prevent fire hazards and save lives by keeping your gutters clear of debris that can has the potential to ignite. 

Water Damage

A properly functioning gutter system will carry water away from your home and protect it from water damage. Unfortunately, clogged gutters are common and the ensuing water damage they cause can ravage the structural integrity of your property.

This is because excess water can overflow and cause serious problems that are very expensive to fix. One of these problems is foundational damage. When excess water spills over your roof down the walls, it pools water around the foundation of your property.

All of that collected water causes damage by weakening your walls and the soil surrounding them, which can lead to cracks, cavities, and further foundational erosion.

Clogged gutters can rot the boards that your gutters are mounted to. This can create fissures that allow moisture into your property. Moisture exposure can lead to water damage in your ceiling and along your walls. 

Foundational water damage can become a downward spiral and quickly destroy your property.  

Take Action

The condition of your gutters has an enormous impact on your roof and the overall stability and value of your property. Gutter guard service can save you major money in the long run. 

Investing in gutter guard service can maintain your roof, prevent rot, infestations, fire hazards, and water damage.

Connect with us to learn more about how we can meet your needs. If you found these tips helpful, feel free to check out our blog and explore the rest of our site for more information about our services.  

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Jake Freeman

Jake Freeman

Freeman Exteriors is a family owned and operated general contracting company. We specialize in roofing and commercial renovations. We serve Champaign County, Vermilion County, including Champaign, Danville, Paris, IL and Crawfordsville, Covington, West Lafayette, IN and surrounding areas. Our goal is to be the general contractor of choice through our pledge to maintain the highest quality of standards and workmanship. Give us a call today to begin your next project!

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