When you install a gutter system in your home, most of the time, they’ll be installed without any protective covering. Unfortunately for homeowners, this leaves your entire gutter system vulnerable to various kinds of dirt and debris. With that in mind, gutter and roof repair experts strongly recommend that you install gutter guards in your system.

Here are the four benefits of installing gutter guards.

  1. Stops Blockages – Blockages are an issue that you wouldn’t want your gutter system to face as it can easily cause the gutters to overflow and fall to the ground, putting your home’s foundation at risk. Thankfully, this is where gutter guards come in. By installing a gutter guard on your gutter system, you can prevent dirt and debris from building up in your system and causing blockages on a rainy day.

  1. Avoids Infestations – Believe it or not, pests can make your gutters their home and if left unattended, they build a nest or even infiltrate your home via the roof. When you install a gutter guard on your gutter system, you can easily prevent this from occurring as the lack of blockages allows water to keep flowing freely through the system, which discourages pests from breeding or nesting in your gutters.

  1. Reduces Maintenance – As stated before, when you install gutter guards on your gutter system, dirt and debris will no longer build-up at the rate it used to. This is a boon for homeowners who lead busy lifestyles as it also reduces the amount of maintenance that the system requires. For assistance in installing gutter guards on your gutter system, simply turn to the gutter and roof repair pros of McGuire Roofing & Construction to get the job done.

  1. Prevents Ice Dams and Water Damage – On the other hand, if you live in an area that sees ice and snow during the winter season, installing a gutter guard can prevent ice dams from growing in the system. This is because, with the lack of blockages in your gutters, water won’t collect in the system, meaning that they won’t re-freeze in the winter and create ice dams that can damage it.

Make your search for expert gutter and roofing contractors easier by turning to McGuire Roofing & Construction, the leading professionals to approach when it comes to residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (865) 763-7663 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Maryville, Oak Ridge, and other nearby areas in TN.

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