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In Milwaukee’s seasonal weather, leaves, nests, sticks and other debris can build up in your gutters, creating many costly problems. Luckily gutter guards, aka. leaf guards, are an excellent solution- saving you money, time, and headaches.
Each fall, Milwaukee area trees drop leaves and sticks into every neighborhood, but those aren’t the only items that can clog your gutters and potentially cause long term damage to your home. If regular gutter maintenance is either a safety concern because of roofs and ladders, or just a flat out financial burden, a great alternative is gutter guards.
Leaves and sticks aren’t the only debris that can cause backups in your home gutter system. Many other pests such as rodents and birds can nest in your gutters, causing not only the hassle of a gutter backup, but can also lead to other issues down the road, such as insect and rodent infestations within your home. When water backs up in your gutter system, it can lead to stagnant water, rotting of eaves and soffits, rusting of your existing gutters, and even mold build up, all of which can also greatly damage your household. One of the easiest and best solutions to prevent these issues in the first place is to have leaf guards installed on your home.
Safety is always a concern when thinking about gutter maintenance, and rightly so. Cleaning and maintaining gutters can be a hazardous job, even if your home is only one-story tall. There are many things that can go wrong causing injury not only to yourself but also your home. Installing a preventative measure to reduce your need to perform maintenance is one of the easiest solutions to reduce these risks. And with Milwaukee winters being notoriously harsh and unpredictable, ice build-up can create a winter nightmare with icicles coming from your gutters.
Having gutter guards installed is also a smart financial investment. Besides saving you money and time on upkeep, it can increase the value of your home. As gutter guards gain popularity, they are often expected as a feature included with properties when selling. As an upgraded selling feature you may be able to sell your home for more so the new owners don’t have to worry about the installation!
One more major area of consideration when looking at gutter guards are your style home and what types of trees are in your area, as well as their proximity. Gutter guards fall into into two main categories: Covers and Screens. Gutter covers are a solid piece of material that sits on top of your existing gutters. While aesthetically pleasing and lower maintenance, some types of gutter covers can reduce waterflow If you have a steeply pitched roof, gutter screens may be a better option. They often cost less than covers, however they may not last as long. It’s important to take a look at the pros and cons of each type before deciding on what is right for your home.
No matter what decision is best for your home, Milwaukee Gutter Cleaning can give you a FREE quote! We look forward to your call or email!