Thinking About Gutter Guards For Your Indianapolis Home? Here’s What To Consider First.
Gutter cleaning is a home maintenance task that everyone would like to avoid. There is nothing easy or fun about it unlike many others around the home. Add to that the danger of falling off a ladder or the roof while you are doing it and you’ve got a chore that is going to get ignored.
Gutter cleaning Indianapolis is a vital task that protects your home and family in many ways. Clean gutters are less likely to overflow thereby damaging your home. They are less likely to cause basement flooding or foundation cracking. They are less likely to be a sagging eyesore on your home.
For these reasons, many Indianapolis homeowners look to easier solutions to cleaning their gutters. One very popular idea is to install gutter guards or screens. These fit over the top of the gutter and claim to prevent leaves and debris from falling into the gutters thereby eliminating gutter cleaning forever.
The pros and cons of installing gutter gutters on your Indianapolis home
Gutter guards do prevent debris from falling into the gutters. But not all of it. What typically happens is that debris, like leaves, simply gets stuck to the top of the guard. This causes water to flow over the top of the gutter and onto the ground, walls and foundation areas which is what you are trying to avoid in the first place.
Gutter guards can prevent rodents and pests from entering the gutters. Absolutely true but if gutters are cleaned regularly, there is no reason for them to get into your gutters in the first place.
Gutter guard manufacturers claim that you will never have to clean your gutters again after the guards are installed. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Guards may keep large things like leaves and branches out of your gutters but they are no match for shingle debris (gritty and sand like), tree blossoms (lightweight and small), or anything heavy like a branch (it will puncture through or crush the guard). Gutters with guards have to be cleaned just maybe not as often.
Gutters with guards do take more time and cost more to clean, whether you or a professional gutter cleaner is doing the job. And then there is the expense of the guards themselves and their replacements which can run into thousands of dollars for a typical Indianapolis home. Why do you think the gutter guard companies all offer financing?
The final word on gutter guards for Indianapolis homes
They may keep some debris out of your gutters but in the long run, the most economical and practical solution is to have your gutters cleaned by an insured professional like Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning twice a year. Not only will the job get done properly, our technicians can find other issues at the same time and alert you to them, preventing major costly repairs. And you can have your gutters cleaned twice a year for a decade for the cost of gutter guards.
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