When storm clouds roll in and a deluge of rain beats on your roof, one singular thought haunts your mind: should I have cleaned my gutters? As the waterfall of rain begins to pour over the front of your home, you know the answer and can do little about it.
Clogged gutters cause all kinds of problems other than just that unsightly waterfall during a rain shower. Rain and melted snow can get into your soffit, rotting it and compromising your roof structure.
Cleaning gutters poses a whole new set of problems. You must go on your roof and risk your wellness to ensure that leaves and other debris haven’t clogged your water removal system.
If you’re unable to do the job yourself, you have to plan on paying a professional to do the job for you.
Either way, clogged gutters cost you.
But there’s a solution to clogged gutters that won’t cost you your physical wellness or the money to pay a cleaner. Gutter covers effectively protect your roof and home.
Keep reading to learn about the conditions that make gutter covers a good fit for you.
When Trees Hang Over Your Roof
Nearly 17 million trees currently shade half of Wisconsin. The Madison area has its fair share of big trees, hanging over roofs.
We need trees. They provide oxygen for the atmosphere and protect us from harsh summer rays. They give landscape beauty and bring life to our yards.
They also drop tons of leaves that clog gutters and compromise drainage on homes. If you have large trees hanging over your home, you probably spend a considerable amount of time cleaning gutters every summer and fall.
Gutter guards will prevent clogged gutters. You’ll still need to clear the leaves off the grates, but you won’t have to worry about leaves clogging the gutters and downspouts. Gutter guards will minimize your regular maintenance tasks, allowing you to keep that extension ladder in the garage a little more than before you had gutter guards.
Heights Are a Problem
Studies show that nearly 40 percent of American adults have suffered from vertigo at some point in their lives. Vertigo has little to do with a fear of heights. You literally cannot stand straight, even when on a level surface.
If you have a problem with heights, whether it’s a medical condition like vertigo or just a genuine fear of being up high, you need to consider getting gutter covers.
A set of gutter covers makes cleaning easy since the leaves and debris roll right over them and onto the ground. You can also consider the cost of gutter covers as a gift to protect the loved ones in your life who tend to think they can do everything themselves.
Now they can maintain their independence and stay safely on the ground.
You Want to Save Money
Gutter covers do not come free. However, you pay for them one time as opposed to the regular fee you would pay someone to clean your gutters for you.
You also save money for the damage that clogged gutters would cost. Clogged gutters have been known to damage homes and foundations. They rot facia and soffits.
Gutter covers will reduce the fear you have of the damage to your house and the fear of your loved ones injuring themselves trying to clean gutters on their own.
How Gutter Guards Work
Gutter guards are a completely enclosed gutter system that prevents you from ever having to clean your gutters again. They’re a mesh aluminum that fits tightly over your existing gutters, overlapping on the seams. Our gutter guards do not install under roof shingles.
We make our gutter guards from aluminum just like the aluminum of your gutters. As a result, as your aluminum gutters expand and contract throughout the seasons, so do your gutter guards.
We use micro-mesh tech to create surgical stainless steel that can handle 60 gallons of water per minute. Our gutter guards stand up to the heaviest of rains that Madison and the surrounding areas receive.
Furthermore, we use a patented hemmed mesh. We crimp the screen on so that it holds up to all seasons. Our system prevents you from having to pay the ongoing cleaning costs, which far exceed the cost of a gutter guard system.
We use a top-quality metal design that does not droop, sag, or separate. Old versions of gutter guards, also known as gutter toppers and covers) experience wear and tear because of their low-quality materials. Our aluminum guards have stood the test and will serve you well.
We believe so strongly in our gutter guards that we back them with a 20-year warranty.
Multiple Widths, Colors, and Lengths
The gutter guards come in widths of 5, 6, and 7 inches. You can purchase them in 5-foot lengths. The 5 and 6-inch widths come in both Mill and Black, and the 7-inch guard comes in Mill.
Gutter Covers To the Rescue
Gutter covers will save you time, money, and worry. They’re a wonderful addition to your own home that will keep your house protected and save you money.
Furthermore, if you have an elderly loved one who is working hard to maintain independence, gutter covers are an excellent gift. They keep gutters clear of debris and the home clear of unwanted moisture. They also give you peace of mind knowing your loved one isn’t trying to climb an extension ladder to clean high gutters.
If you’re convinced that you need gutter covers, contact us. We are the best gutter contractors in the greater Madison area.