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Do Gutter Guards Extend the Life of Your Gutters?

Gutter guards prevent gutter clogs and thus provide many benefits, including the all-important one of preventing potentially life-threatening injuries from ladder falls related to gutter cleaning. What’s more, they can also help extend the life of landscaping, siding, and roof materials that are often damaged when clogged gutters fail to safely divert rainwater away from your home. But can gutter guards actually extend the life of your gutters?

The answer is yes, provided you have a reliable and high-quality gutter protection system installed. This is because, in unprotected gutters, rainwater can pool and remain stagnant for days around accumulations of leaves, pine needles, and other debris. Standing water can weaken sealants and fasteners in your gutter system and cause premature corrosion. Moreover, sturdy gutter guards often protect gutters from becoming dented and scratched from windblown debris. This can help preserve their attractive appearance and therefore prevent the need for premature replacement out of concern for the home’s curb appeal.

Additional Benefits Provided by Gutter Guards

Although their primary job is to keep rainwater flowing freely through your gutter system so it doesn’t damage your home, gutter guards can also prevent a number of health hazards that develop in unprotected gutters, such as:

  • Rats’ nests
  • Mold growth
  • Mosquito breeding

If you’re planning to add gutter covers to the gutters of your Jacksonville home, the experts at ArmorGuard Exteriors will be happy to answer any questions you have about our high-performance gutter protection system. Our gutter guards have been proven effective in preventing gutter clogs from the debris that’s most common in this region, including those pesky pine needles and seed pods. We can install our reliable Gutter Helmet system over your existing gutters if they’re in good condition, or we can outfit your home with new, exceptionally durable seamless gutters.

Contact ArmorGuard Exteriors today to request a free consultation and estimate at your home in the Jacksonville area.

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