What Are Gutter Guards?

Fall is a wonderful time of year, full of fun activities for the whole family—from hiking and visiting the pumpkin patch to roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. But for your home, fall can be inconvenient.

Gutters are prone to clogs this time of year, due to falling leaves, twigs, small branches and other debris. This is where gutter guard systems can really come in handy! Also referred to as gutter covers or leaf screens, gutter guards can help prevent clogging and keep your gutters clutter-free. But what are they exactly, and how do they work?

Gutter Guards

How Do Gutter Guards Work?

If you’re wondering how to prevent gutters from clogging, consider gutter covers. They have some sort of screen with small holes—although it can vary slightly by manufacturer, the overall design of all leaf screens are the same. These systems help keep debris (leaves, twigs, flower buds, etc.) out of your gutters and prevent clogging without blocking water flow. They are especially effective in the fall and spring, when gutters are most prone to clogging, but are beneficial all year long. Regular cleaning and maintenance is recommended for keeping your gutters clear—but gutter covers are a great way to be proactive about it.

What Are the Benefits of Gutter Guards?

If your gutters aren’t protected, falling leaves and small twigs can build up and cause all types of problems, including:

  • Clogs and overflow
  • Loose or sagging parts
  • Damaged downspouts
  • Seam leaks
  • And more

Gutter guards can help prevent these problems and keep your home protected and functioning the way it’s supposed to.

Gutter Guard Installation in the Buffalo, NY Area

Town Building Systems is your single source for leaf screen installation in Buffalo and the surrounding areas in Upstate New York. Whether you want to learn more about our services or you’re ready for gutter guards, we’re looking forward to working with you. Contact us today!

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