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Gutter Guard Installation: Good Move for the Spring Season

February 21, 2018

Groundhog Day, February 2, 2018: Punxsutawney Phil, the little furry seasonal predictor beloved the world over, saw his shadow at around 7:25 a.m. ET, portending another six weeks of Winter. Last year’s prediction was spot on, but critics are largely denouncing that Phil’s method of forecasting is not completely reliable. Statistics state that Phil’s prediction prowess is only 39 percent accurate.

Nevertheless, whatever truth may come out of Punxsutawney Phil’s foretelling, there’s no denying that Spring is just around the corner, and that can mean a whole set of problems to consider regarding your roof. As snowfall decreases and rainfall increases, it’s a good idea to monitor the level of debris that may fall on your roof.

Problem with Spring

This may surprise you, but Spring debris is a very troublesome roof problem that causes gutters to clog and most gutter guards to fail. That’s why you need a plain weave surgical grade stainless steel wire mesh gutter guard like GutterDome that prevents clogged rain gutters and virtually eliminates the need for gutter cleaning completely.

What Falls on Your Roof?

Spring debris is notoriously made up of seed husks, seeds, pollen, oak tassels and more—tiny objects that trees release into the air in order to reproduce and repopulate. Unfortunately, once these objects reach your gutters, they can turn into mulch-like residue when the rain hits—residue that can collect in the gutter and cause a clog.

High Cost of Clogged Gutters

With nowhere to go, rainwater from a clogged gutter will overflow, which can lead to problems such as fascia/soffit board damage, roof leaks, eroded landscaping and even foundation damage. Clogged gutters can also potentially lead to pest and rodent infestation, as these critters may see the blockages as attractive locations to nest in. As you can imagine, fixing these problems can be expensive and cost you thousands of dollars.

Protect Your Rain Gutters

Ultimately, when you protect your rain gutters, you protect your entire home. Consider taking care of your rain gutter system by contacting a gutter guard installation expert and having GutterDome premium gutter guards installed on your home before the Spring debris has a chance to fall.