It is natural to ask yourself whether your investment in gutter guards will pay off.
The reality is that it will. In fact, it will pay off quite quickly.
You just need to consider how a gutter protection system saves you money to get an idea how much you will save in the long term and how fast your investment will pay off exactly.
Gutter Guards and Home Protection
Without a gutter protection system in place, the drain channel can easily get clogged and rainwater can enter your home. It can easily damage the roof, the walls and the entire structure of the house.
This will inevitably lead to costly maintenance and repairs. Homeowners in Australia spend millions of dollars every year on repairing roof shingles, replacing timber and removing mould from their property.
You can save on home maintenance and repair costs in the long term if you use the right gutter guards. When the clogging of the drain channel is effectively prevented and its full capacity is preserved, your house will not suffer from damage caused by rainwater.
Pests and termites, in particular, can cause considerable damage to all structures in the house and primarily to timber. You may have to replace timber elements on a regular basis and this can cost you thousands of dollars per year.
This type of expense might not covered by your home insurance. Many people do not know that clogged gutters pose a great risk of termite infestation as they allow water to damage the timber, foundations and walls.
As gutter guards prevent moisture from affecting the structure of your house, they work effectively to prevent termite infestation. That way, they can save you a lot of money that you would otherwise spend on timber replacement and on fighting the pests invading your home.
Gutter Guards and Gutter Cleaning
Cleaning your gutters may cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, especially if you have a big house. You have to ask yourself whether you can afford to incur this expense several times a year.
If you live in an area with frequent rainstorms and a lot of trees, the gutter of your house may have to be cleaned even more often. Do the math to see how much you will spend on cleaning in the coming five years.
Once gutter guards are installed, they will serve their purpose effectively without the need of cleaning. This means that you automatically save hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars a year in the long term.
Gutter guards are a wise investment for any home. To learn more about these systems, contact us at Leabusters Australia today!