If you are looking to decrease the amount of time you spend cleaning and maintaining gutters, or you are looking to extend the lifespan of your gutters, gutter guards are a product you may be interested in. However, if you are not that familiar with them, you may have some questions about them. Here are a few of the questions you may have about gutter guards.

What Are Gutter Guards?

Gutter guards are lid-like objects that are placed on top of your gutter. The lid helps to seal the gutter off so debris, such as leaves and sticks, cannot enter your gutter. The lids are typically made from a mesh or mesh-like material. This allows water to seep through the material and enter the gutter, so water can be carried away from the home.

What Are the Benefits of Gutter Guards?

The most significant benefit associated with gutter guards is that they keep unwanted debris out of the gutter. The guard helps to block sticks, leaves, rocks, and large amounts of dirt and soil from entering the gutter. In turn, this reduces how frequently you have to clean your gutters. It also helps to extend the life of your gutters, as you do not have items sitting in your gutters weighing them down, which can cause them to split. It is important to note that your gutters and the guards will still need to be cleaned occasionally. Gutter guards do not prevent gutter cleaning altogether, however, if you have had to clean your gutters once a year before, you may only need to clean them every other year or every third year once gutter guards are installed. And when you do clean them, cleaning will go faster since there is less debris in them.

Can Gutter Guards Be Attached to Any Type of Gutter?

Gutter guards can be attached to most gutters. However, in order for gutter guards to be attached, your gutters must be in relatively good condition. If the gutters are splitting at the seams, are misshapen, are rusted or are in otherwise poor condition, they should be replaced before you decide to have gutter guards attached to them.

Are you looking to have gutter guards installed? Or do you need any other work done to your gutters? If so, turn to J&J Roofing today. We offer gutter installation, gutter repair, gutter replacement, and gutter guard installation. Call us today to discuss your needs and to schedule an appointment for services.