It seems that the summer storm season is getting a head start this year! Across the country, cities are seeing record rainfalls and being forced to deal with dangerous flooding as a result. While the Twin Cities has been spared from any dramatic flooding, ordinary rainfall can still damage your property. When a home or business’s gutters become clogged, rainwater runs over the gutter system and pools up next to the foundation, deteriorating the cement and stone it’s made of. This is why properly functioning gutters and gutter guard systems are essential to maintain the integrity of any structure and prevent severe water damage.
What are gutter guards?
Gutters often catch more than just water. Leaves, sticks, and dirt (not to mention the occasional bird’s nest) accumulate in gutters over time, clogging the gutter system and preventing it from doing its job. Gutter guards solve this problem by creating a barrier that allows the water to enter and keeps everything else out.
Why install gutter guards?
- Never worry about gutter cleaning again
- Prevent debris from clogging your gutters and keep them flowing smoothly
- Help stop gutters from rusting by eliminating wet debris
- Avoid frozen gutters in the winter
What are my gutter guard options?
The Gutter King (Storm Group Roofing’s gutter division) offers two of the best gutter guards: Solid and Micro Mesh gutter guards. Solid aluminum gutter guards are essentially a gutter cover with small slits where water (and nothing else) can enter. The Micro Mesh gutter guard system is a fine screen that is installed over the top of an existing gutter system to keep debris out. The Gutter King recommends LeafsOut micro mesh gutter guards for most properties.
Okay, I’m convinced. How do I get started?
Contact the Gutter King to learn more about gutter guard installation and which design is right for your property. Our team of gutter guard installers will professionally fit a gutter guard system on your home or business. Or if you’d like to do it yourself, trust us to provide the best gutter materials for your project.