A gutter protection system isn’t the most glamorous home exterior element, but its utility never goes out of fashion. It may be optional, but it’s a worthwhile investment for different reasons.
Century Roofing and Siding discusses the best advantages of covering your gutters and downspouts below:
Keeping Gutter Maintenance to a Minimum
The idea behind gutter protection is to naturally filter out debris while handling the heaviest downpours. With a smart design, it uses gravity to send leaves, twigs and pine needles to the ground, keeping the entire gutter system clear. In turn, the odds of clogging becomes minuscule.
Make no mistake, though—gutter protection won’t make your gutters and downspouts maintenance-free. Rather, it aims to eliminate or significantly reduce the need for eavestrough cleaning. If you used to unclog your gutters yourself, it can keep you out of harm’s way by not giving any blockage an opportunity to form.
Reducing the Chances of Water Damage
Clogged gutters are the usual root of most cases of water damage. When the rainwater (and snowmelt) is trapped in the gutters, it might overflow and reach places it shouldn’t. Chronic spillage could damage the basement, foundation, landscape and wooden parts of your home slowly but surely.
Without a high-quality gutter protection system, you might have to tackle home improvements more frequently. Before you know it, you might need to buy new siding because of rot or renovate an entire room due to water intrusion.
Inhibiting Ice Damming
Covering your gutters and downspouts can help combat ice dams. A gutter protection system ensures proper drainage, discouraging the formation of hazardous ridges of ice and icicles during the snowy months. It might not suffice to completely eliminate ice damming on its own, but it would play a major role to achieve that goal.
Let Century Roofing and Siding retrofit a stunning gutter protection system backed by a lifetime warranty to your home. Call us at (613) 738-1774 now to discuss your home improvement needs and get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ottawa, ON, and other nearby communities in Ontario.