Why You Need a Leaf Guard for Your Gutters

Rainwater that falls onto your roof is captured by your gutters and directed away from your home. Your gutters can also trap water. Other debris, such as leaves and other debris, can also be caught in your gutters , preventing them from functioning as efficiently as they should. There is a way to prevent leaves and other debris clogging your gutters.

What is a leaf guard?

The leaf guard is also called a cover or screen. It covers the gutters and prevents any debris (including leaves and twigs) from entering the gutters below. The guard allows water to pass through the gutters so it can be directed away.

Are you still required to clean your gutters using a leaf guard

A leaf guard is a good way to keep your gutters clean of any debris that could clog them. However, it doesn’t mean you should neglect gutter maintenance. There’s a chance that smaller, windy, and rainy debris could still get into your gutters, particularly if you live near trees. Although they are not foolproof, they can reduce the amount of maintenance needed if installed properly.

Is it necessary to clean the leaf guard

Regular cleaning of the leaf guard is also necessary. Because debris can buildup on the leaf guard and stop rainwater from flowing through it into your gutters, it should be cleaned regularly. It is much easier to clean the gutters and leaf guards regularly than it is to deal with the clogs in your gutters if you don’t have one.

What are the different types of leaf guards?

You can choose from five types of leaf protection. The best one for you depends on where you live.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does  Sarasota roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.

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