by Todd Ellner
November 8, 2016 Home Maintenance

As a homeowner, you know there is a routine home maintenance you must go through on a periodic basis. Autumns and springs are really busy, but winters and summers also require their share of attention.

As necessary as it is, home maintenance is often dull, annoying, or time consuming. And since autumn is right around the corner, you are probably already searching for ways to make seasonal home maintenance more pleasant. Or at least faster.

Useful tip:

One of the things that we encourage all homeowners to do at the end of the fall season is to inspect the gutters. This way you can make sure that there are no clogs covering the drains.

Why use a gutter guard?

When that time of the year comes and you have to clean the gutters, you already know it’s not going to be easy. Just the thought that you have to climb a tall ladder and move it around the house gets you tired. Not mentioning the mess you make while taking out all the dirt in the gutter.

The lack of gutter guards can cost you a lot of time and effort.

The lack of gutter guards can cost you a lot of time and effort.

Gutter guards make home maintenance easier, faster, more pleasant.

Gutter guards make home maintenance easier, faster, more pleasant.

One simple way to clean the gutter is to remove the leaf guard cover, which is offered to all Gialluisi Custom Home buyers.

The gutter guard helps you ease your work. It is a cover that stops the leaves and dirt from entering the gutter.That way, the water can easily exit through the downspouts.

So, if you want to spend less time cleaning the gutter, you should definitely go for a gutter cover.

But don’t expect them to be maintenance free. Gutter guards also need occasional cleaning.

Bonus tip:

Gutter guards increase the value of your house (in case you want to sell). This can be a strong selling point considering that is a home maintenance improvement.

Are gutter guards real money savers?

It depends on your home’s location. If it is surrounded by tall trees, the gutter guard may not save you a lot of money, because the cover may fail. In some cases it may be cheaper to have a professional cleaning team take care of your gutters at least once a year.

Pros of using gutter guards

They prevent birds from building nests in the gutter
They improve the water flow as they filter it from leaves
You can add them to your existing gutters
In the winter, gutter guards reduce the risk of snow gathering and falling off your roof
They reduce the risk of injury (many people fall down the ladder while trying to clean the gutters)
Cons of using gutter guards

They can be expensive
They also can get clogged is not properly maintained
Water may not go into the gutter and it may fall directly into the yard
You still need to clean them
Keep in mind

Being a homeowner implies responsibilities and work. We encourage you to take care of your home maintenance but we also offer you a solution to make this task a little easier.

We offer the leaf guard cover to all the Gialluisi Custom Home buyers because we consider it an important feature to your home. Just remember to remove the leaf cover and keep your gutter clean!

Learn more about cleaning the gutter guards by contacting one of our team members today: call 908-206-4659(FREE) or  send us a message.

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