Eliminating the chore of having to clean out an eavestrough alone has mad gutter guards extremely popular among homeowners across Canada. A gutter guard is a piece of hardware that covers the opening above your gutter and therefore preventing anything other than water from falling into your eavestrough. A gutter guards installation prevents debris from falling into your gutters, virtually eliminates regular cleaning and stops potential animal infestation.

Gutter guards are available in different styles, materials and designs including aluminum, vinyl, steel, copper, and PVC. However, the benefits remain the same, as long as they are installed and operating correctly.

The benefits of installing a gutter guard at your home are numerous, we review them below:


Saves Time And Money On Maintenance

Dirt, dried leaves and branches amongst other things can accumulate in your eavestrough, thereby leading to clogs and obstructing water flow. To prevent this from happening, we must regularly spend time and energy cleaning our gutters. Some homeowners that do not want to complete the task themselves hire professionals to help with cleaning their gutters seasonally. This regular maintenance takes up valuable time and money. But, with gutter guards, you won’t need to worry about seasonal cleaning as the guards prevent debris, branches, and dried leaves from entering your gutters.


Improved Gutter And Roof Lifespan

Your gutters and roof are at the mercy of wear and tear including corrosion and potential mold growth, especially if you have dirt and debris creating a mini dam and blocking the flow of water. Corrosion and rust can cause lots of damage, leaving you with more expenses in the long run. Also, mold that starts off by growing on the debris in your gutter can spread to your roof, thereby reducing its lifespan as well.


Prevents Pest Infestation

Infestations are a menace to any home. A small insect infestation is enough to drive you out of your home for an entire week. Squirrels and raccoons can use your eavestrough system as a roadway to get around your home and other animals like birds can turn your gutters into a nesting area, which will invite other animals and insects. These insects can find their way inside your homes and cause havoc. Invest in gutter guards installation will block these pests from easily accessing your gutters for their own use.


Fire Protection

Dried leaves and debris are fuel for a potential fire outbreak. Without a gutter guard, dried leaves can remain in your gutter, clogging it up and patiently waiting to accelerate leading to a fire outbreak. Now, that sounds far-fetched, but the possibility is real. Gutter guards make sure your gutters are free of such debris that can catch fire, thereby reducing any risk of a fire outbreak in this manner.


Improved Water Flow

The absence of debris, dried leaves, twigs, and nests enables water to flow better through your eavestrough and down away from your home as intended, eliminating the dangers of water damage from excess water standing around your home.