As a good homeowner you have two options. You can either install gutter guards or clean the gutter of your house from debris on a regular basis.
Take a careful look at both options to decide which one is better for you.
Gutter Guards For Safety
If the gutter guards are installed professionally, they will remain in their place, doing their job for years, and in the case of Leafbusters, possibly for decades. Once the system is installed, your gutters will require less maintenance. Hence, you will not have to climb a ladder and work on the roof.
If you decide to clean your gutter, you will have to do it on a regular basis. Depending on the area you live in and the type of vegetation present there, you may have to remove the debris from the drain channel monthly and possibly weekly. The cleaning involves not only hard work and bruised hands. It involves the risk of you falling down and getting seriously injured. The longer you work standing on a ladder the higher the risk of an injury is.
The purpose of gutter guards is to protect the drain channel from clogging completely. They not only help keep debris out of the channel. As the cover is installed at an angle, the debris can just slide down forced by gravity and by the wind. This means that the gutter will work at its full capacity. What is even better is that in many instances, it will not require cleaning at all. You will enjoy the best possible gutter performance without the stress.
The problem with gutter cleaning is that it is difficult as well as dangerous. You will have to literally scrape off the leaves sticking to the walls of the drain channel. You may even have to purchase additional tools. You will have to move the ladder every time you need to clean a new area. Generally, the task is time consuming and exhausting. With Leafbusters on your roof you can put your feet up and relax.
Gutter Guards are Cost Effective
When you have gutter guards installed, you incur a one-time cost for the material used and for the professional installation service provided. The system will continue to work for years to come. In general, you can expect your investment to pay off in the short term.
If you decide to leave gutter cleaning to a professional, you will have to incur the cost of cleaning on a regular basis. This cost will inevitably grow with time due to fundamental economic factors such as inflation. Hence, you can expect to keep spending in the future and to spend more year after year.
Overall, gutter guards are safer, more effective and more cost-efficient compared to gutter cleaning.
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