Gutter guards provide protection to your gutters which is important in maintaining a system that continues to work properly by preventing clogs. Gutter guard installation also significantly decreases the maintenance required on your gutter system. More so, with the right guard, it will eliminate most of your interior gutter cleanings.
On top of having leafless gutters, gutter guards can provide an added strength during the winter. The weight of snow, ice, branches, and late falling leaves can loosen your system from your home, or tear it down completely. This added strength that guards provide, can reduce the risk of needing an entirely new gutter system after a rough winter.
Maintaining your gutters without a guard requires cleaning both your gutters and downspouts at least twice a year. This will allow your entire gutter guard system to handle its highest capacity of rainfall. This also reduces the risk of overflow, rotted fascia, mildew, deterioration of foundation, landscape erosion and other damage to your property. However, cleaning them has to be seasonally timed right and done more frequently in certain areas.