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3 Reasons To Add Gutter Covers To Your Residential Roof

by Joyce Rivera

Your gutter system protects your home from water damage by diverting roof run-off away from the foundation of the home. That said, the gutters can become blocked when leaves, twigs, and other large debris build up inside them and prevent rainwater from flowing smoothly.

Installing gutter covers is an effective way to prevent unwanted debris from entering your gutters and causing problems. These covers are installed on top of the gutters to keep debris out while allowing rainwater to pass through smoothly. 

Read along to learn why gutter covers are an essential addition to your residential roofing system.

They Ensure Good Drainage

The primary function of gutter systems is to ensure fast and efficient drainage of the water that falls on top of your roof's surface. If this water takes too long to clear from your rooftop, it can penetrate the roof through structurally weak areas and result in significant water damage.

Gutter covers help to ensure good drainage by keeping clog-causing debris out of your gutters. As a result, you don't have to worry about water damage to your home when the rainy season arrives.

They Can Minimize the Frequency of Gutter Cleaning

As part of regular gutter maintenance, you are required to clean your gutters to eliminate any shingle sediment or debris that may accumulate inside over time. Regular cleaning helps to maintain the health and functionality of your gutters.

However, you want to minimize the frequency of gutter cleaning because it is time-consuming and inherently dangerous, as it involves working at height. Since gutter covers help to reduce dirt and debris accumulation inside your gutters, they can help to decrease the frequency of gutter cleaning, saving you time and money on gutter maintenance.

They Can Reduce the Cost of Home Repairs

Blocked or overflowing gutters can lead to home flooding and cause significant water damage, which can be costly to repair. Correctly designed and installed gutter covers help to keep your gutters working as they should, minimizing the risk of expensive water damage when the rainy season begins. With all the different types of gutter covers available in the market, you can be confused and overwhelmed by your options. Each gutter cover type has unique features, pros, and cons that could affect your decision-making. 

If in doubt about which gutter covers to add to your residential roof, you can always consult a gutter cover professional near you. 


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Construct This: A Contractor's Blog

When you want something built, who do you turn to? Okay, maybe you answered that question with a particular person's name, and that's an acceptable answer. But the answer we were really looking for was "construction contractors." This profession is full of people who can build this and that, and who can customize the things they build to meet your unique needs. Working with a construction team is like working with a bunch of people who just want to make you happy. We love that aspect of the industry, and it's something we plan on focusing on more as we write this blog.