Gutter cleaning is not a task that many homeowners look forward to. It’s messy, it’s labor-intensive and it can be dangerous. Fortunately, there is a solution: gutter guards. As one of the leading gutter and window companies in Connecticut, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. explains how high-quality gutter guards can spare you from the hassle and danger of cleaning your gutters.
- Improve Gutter Water Flow — Gutter covers protect the gutters by preventing leaves and debris from getting into gutter troughs and causing a blockage. This helps ensure gutter efficiency. If you have a rainwater collection system in place, this means you can collect rainwater more cleanly and quickly.
- Reduce Gutter Maintenance — Gutter maintenance also involves inspecting the troughs for damage and making sure that all joints and seams are properly caulked. Gutter guards help minimize maintenance requirements by reducing the causes of gutter wear. Gutters with gutter guards typically require maintenance every two years, while unprotected gutters require inspections and maintenance twice a year.
- Protect Against Corrosion — Less wear and tear on the gutters means less damage to their protective coating and caulking on the joints. This reduces the risk of leaks and premature gutter replacement. Also, leaves and debris in the gutters retain moisture, which hastens gutter corrosion. Leaks due to corroded gutter troughs can also cause water damage to adjacent exterior components, which can result in the need for premature siding replacement and replacement windows.
- Prevent Freezing and Water Damage — Moisture in the gutters can freeze during the winter, leading to the formation of ice dams. These can cause a host of issues, from leaks to serious roof damage.
V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. is your leading provider of window replacement and gutter installation services. Give us a call at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.