By cleaning your gutters you can avoid experiencing serious water damage to your home.
If water gathers in your gutters and around your home it can weaken the roof, the walls and even the foundation of your home.
You should also make sure the downpipes extend far enough away from your home.
Mould and mildew growth
If allowing water to gather up around your home you can experience mould and mildew growth inside your home.
Mould thrives in humid environments and once it starts growing it is very hard to get rid off.
Living in an environment with mould growth can cause serious health issues for your family, including respiratory ailments.
Protection against bushfires
During a bushfire, embers can spread a very long way and start a new fire when landing in gutters filled with leaves and debris.
Not only can you lose your home but in addition, it will allow the fire to spread faster and wider destroying many more houses along the way.
Gutter guards are a good solution to keeping leaves and debris out and away from your gutters.
A gutter guard will not allow embers to ignite in the gutters as well as creating an effective barrier between your roof and the fire.
By installing gutter guards you are well on your way to avoid the issues mentioned above as well as not having to climb a ladder every few months in order to clean the gutters.
However, it is important to bear in mind that even after installing gutter guards you still have to maintain your roof and gutters as well as the valleys and downpipes.
There are several important considerations when deciding on a gutter guard system.
You can read more about them here.
If you have any other questions or require more information regarding gutter guards, get in touch with Leaf Stopper today!