Gutters help protect the overall structure of your home, they also prevent soil erosion and protect any plants you have around your home.
Without rain gutters, the rain will just flow off your roof, washing away soil each time it rains causing soil erosion. And if you have garden beds built next to your home, the soil erosion will cause many issues with your plants and flowers.
Soil erosion is serious business. It can also cause your foundation to settle leading to uneven floors, cracked walls and cracks in your brick veneer.
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You will find gutter guards on the market in a variety of types. Some guards are only a simple screen, while other systems include foam, brushes, reverse curves, surface-tension features or micro-mesh gutter-guard options.
While the initial price of installing gutter guards will cost more than a standard gutter cleaning, keep in mind that they will also require you to clean your gutters much less often to save money in the long run.
The only things that gutter guards cannot completely block out are dirt particles and tiny seeds, which is why they require light maintenance every year or two.
Most experts will recommend that you clean your rain gutters and downspouts once a year. The ideal time to clean them is either in the fall or right before the rainiest season of the year.
However, if you have gutter guards or another type of system where fine mesh screens are covering your gutters, then you will only need to check them only once a year or even once every two years if you don't have many trees close to your roof.
For better protection of your gutter system, consider installing gutter guards so that it requires less cleaning. These systems generally feature a fine mesh screen that automatically prevents larger debris from entering your gutter channels.
Always make sure that your gutter cleaning includes flushing out your downspouts. They are the most important part of your gutter system since they move all the debris and water quickly away from your roof and your home's foundation. If you have clogged downspouts, then your gutters are almost useless since they will flood over fast. While it sometimes takes extra time and money to flush out the downspouts, it's still essential.