The Benefits of Covered Gutters

Oct 17, 2019

The Benefits of Covered Gutters

Benefits of Covered GuttersIf you’re a homeowner, you know that cleaning your gutters can be a messy and miserable job, and with hundreds of thousands of injuries from ladder accidents occurring each year throughout the country, you’re likely hesitant to climb up on the roof to complete this dirty task. However, covered gutters could make regular gutter cleaning a thing of the past.

Here are some benefits of covered gutters:

Reduce Maintenance

Covered gutters feature a one-piece design with a hood that allows water to enter and flow freely while preventing leaves, sticks, and other debris from gathering in the troughs and blocking your gutter system. Without them, you’ll need to clean your gutters regularly to prevent clogs and resulting damage.

Prevent Water Damage & Corrosion

Water overflow caused by clogged gutters can stain your home, contribute to mold and mildew growth, and even damage your home’s foundation, while soggy leaves that sit in the gutters can contribute to rust and corrosion. Covered gutters can reduce the risk of damage to your home and extend the life of your gutter system.

Avoid Pests

One of the biggest advantages of covered gutters is that they can help prevent insects and other pests from taking up residence in your gutters by keeping leaves and other nesting materials out and preventing water from pooling in your gutter system. Covered gutters can also act as a barrier to prevent small creatures from squeezing their way behind your gutters and into the attic of your home.

Prevent Fires

The accumulation of brush and leaves in gutters can easily be made into kindling when they come in contact with drifting embers. Covered gutters will keep debris and other materials out, preventing a buildup of flammable material that could easily ignite.

How Byers Can Help

For decades, Byers has been providing our clients with solutions that improve and protect their homes for decades. We install covered gutter systems from LeafGuard® that feature a unique, one-piece design that prevents clogs while allowing water to flow. To learn more about our covered gutter system and to have one installed on your home, contact us today.