The biggest problem with open gutters is that they are prone to clogging from dust, debris and fallen leaves. This clogging means not only that the gutters require more frequent cleaning, but also that the gutter system may get damaged. Damaged gutters have a negative impact on the foundation of the house. In order to prevent this, you should consider installing gutter guards to prevent the clogging of your gutters and to ensure the capturing and draining of rain water.
Gutter guards are made from a material that covers the gutters and allows only water to pass through, while keeping all debris out. At Gutterilla, we use gutter guards made from a solid aluminum cover with no holes. This patented gutter guard system is very effective at repelling leaves, pine needles and any other type of debris while still allowing roof water to adhere to the gutters.
Different gutter guards use different materials and different mechanisms of action. In order to gain a better understanding of our gutter guard system and its way of action, you can read more about GutterShutter vs. Other Gutter Covers.
What is the GutterShutter System?
GutterShutter is the name of our patented seamless gutter cover system. There are several different styles of gutter covers, but all of them feature a cover that’s meant to prevent leaves and debris from entering the gutters.
How Does Gutterilla’s Austin Gutter Guard System Work?
The GutterShutter system is different than traditional Austin gutter covers, as it is fully covered and sealed. There are no vertical openings, so there’s no way debris can clog the system by obstructing screens and filters. This means that you won’t need to clean your gutters.
Based on the water tension principle, the system captures roof water and allows it to pass through the gutters, thus managing the roof run-off in a seamless and effective manner.
Are Gutter Guards Worth The Price?
Now that you are aware of the mechanism of action, you may wonder whether gutter guards are really worth the price. Most traditional houses have open gutters, with no cover to keep debris, pine needles and falling leaves away. This is why they are prone to clogging, thus requiring regular gutter cleaning and maintenance.
In Austin, having a home with fully functional gutters is an absolute must, sue to heavy rain and tropical storms. When gutters get clogged, they can’t drain water in a very efficient manner. This means the water may find its way over the top of the gutters, falling on the ground and damaging the foundation of your house. In time, this can lead to severe foundation problems that will cost you a lot of money to fix.
Benefits Of Gutter Covers
Here are a few good reasons why you should consider investing in reliable gutter covers:
- Clogged Gutters Prevention
Open gutters are exposed to fallen leaves and debris that might clog the system. Cleaning the gutters is a daunting thing to do. If you ignore it, you may experience water damage to the foundation of your house.
- Foundation Damage Prevention
A proper drainage system is the best way to protect the foundation of your house. Heavy rains won’t have any impact on it, as long as roof water finds its way through your gutter system. If gutters aren’t covered, falling leaves, dirt and debris may fall inside the system, clogging it and making it less effective. Excess water may create tremendous pressure that could lead to foundation cracks or even to more severe structural problems.
- Less Maintenance
Traditional gutter systems need maintenance every six months, once in the spring and once in the fall, after the leaves have fallen. Thanks to gutter guards, you won’t need to clean your gutter system that often.
- Time And Money Saver
Average quality gutter systems require more frequent maintenance and replacements. If you do these things yourself, you’ll need a lot of time. If you pay someone else to handle these tasks, you’ll need a lot of money. Either way, out gutter protection system can help you save both money and time.
- Prevents Rust
Protected gutters are less prone to rusting, as they aren’t exposed to debris and corrosion.