There’s heavy rain in the forecast. Are your gutters clean and clog-free? It’s smart to be concerned about clogged gutters because your home can be damaged when gutters clog and overflow.
Roof runoff that overflows clogged gutters can cause basement flooding, damaged siding, fascia boards, decks and patios and water leaks in your living space. Clogged gutters will also cause wood siding, sheathing, and trim to rot; requiring expensive repairs.
Installing gutter guards is a “once-and-done” upgrade that will protect your home from all kinds of moisture damage. Ultimate Home Solutions of Illinois provides free gutter guard estimates in Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Wheaton, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Des Plaines, Elgin, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Palatine, St. Charles and areas nearby.
Gutter guards go by many different names, such as gutter cover, gutter screen, leaf filter, etc. No matter what name is used, the purpose is the same: to prevent leaves, twigs and other debris from accumulating in your gutters and impeding water flow.
Manufacturers have come up with quite a few different ways to keep gutters clean and clog-free. Some work better than others. To figure out which gutter guard design will work best for you, it helps to ask some key questions.