Prevents Water Damage, and Ice Dam Formation
During the winter season, ice freezes on your gutters, causing the formation of ice dams which can have devastating side effects on your guttersBlockages can block the flow of partially-melted ice through your gutters if it builds up during winter.
Although gutter covers won’t eliminate the risk, they can reduce the likelihood of bigger accumulations. Gutter guards are used in warmer months to reduce water overflow, which can lead to structural damage to your roof or walls. They also help to prevent mold growth.
Prevents Insect Infestations
Gutter guards can help prevent the infestation of rodents and insects that may otherwise live in your gutters. Gutter guards prevent birds and other animals from using fallen leaves, twigs, and sticks to build nests in your gutters. Gutter covers are a good way to discourage small animals from climbing up your roof and into the attic.