Fire Safety Code and Covered Gutters

Jul 04, 2019

Fire Safety Code and Covered GuttersIt’s summer and the temperatures are beginning to soar as many regions in the country head into the dry season. You may start to see reminders about fire safety and prevention around the home. Some of the most common precautions you can take to prevent a wildfire hazard include removing dead trees, overgrown bushes, and dried yard waste, trimming any tree limbs that may be hanging over your home, cutting back shrubs, and eliminating anything else that could fuel a fire.

One precaution that many homeowners forget to take is making sure their gutters are clean. Dried debris in your gutters can quickly and easily become fuel for a fire. Twigs, leaves, moss, animal nests — not only do these things distract from the overall appearance of your home, but they can easily ignite from a spark, growing into a life-threatening house fire. A spark or drifting embers from a wildfire, backyard fire pit, or a neighbor’s house fire can land in your gutters and grow rapidly into a house fire. The best way to prevent this from happening is to clean your gutters several times a year to prevent debris from piling up. The easiest way to do so is by hand, which is not an enjoyable task for most and could be dangerous as you’ll likely have to climb a ladder to reach your gutters.

How Covered Gutters Can Help

Cleaning gutters is a time-consuming and dangerous task that most homeowners don’t want to take on, which is why gutter protection systems are so popular. Rather than cleaning debris out of your gutters several times a year, a covered gutter system can prevent debris from accumulating at all. At Byers, we proudly offer and install LeafGuard® gutter systems. LeafGuard’s patented, one-piece design forms both a hood and a trough. The hood sends leaves, pine needles, twigs, and other debris right over the edge while rainwater flows into your gutters and away from your home.

To learn more about our LeafGuard seamless gutter systems, contact Byers today. When you do, one of our representatives will be glad to schedule a consultation at your home and tell you about our financing options for qualifying homeowners.