When talking about a product that fits over gutters or is incorporated into the gutter system to eliminate the need to clean debris out on a regular basis, you may have heard them called leaf guards. That term is actually a bit of a misnomer as they do more than guard against leaves. A better term, therefore, is gutter protectors because they protect the gutter from a great deal more than leaves.
When gutter protectors are not in place, it isn’t just debris carried by the wind that can end up in the gutters. Birds seem to love this nice, elevated perch for putting together a nest of all sorts of twigs, straw, and other debris. Before you know it, you have a nice clog going on and a whole family of baby birds that you won’t have the heart to remove and you’ll end up waiting for them to grow up and leave of their own accord.
Other creatures will also enjoy the gutters when there aren’t gutter protectors installed. Squirrels may run through the channel, as will chipmunks, mice, and rats. While most will be content with acrobatics along your roof line, some might find an access point into your home, and that certainly isn’t good news! Another problem is that the constant vibration can work the gutters loose. With gutter protectors in place, they won’t be as surefooted and less inclined to romp back and forth, lest they slide off the gutters onto the ground below.
If you would like to learn about installing gutter protectors for your Charlotte, North Carolina home, give us a call at AppleBlossom Energy. We offer a variety of gutter services that will give your home the protection it needs and avoid the problems that a clogged gutter system can cause. Call today to learn more.