You know the drill… up the ladder, clean out the clogs, down the ladder… then do it all again. And again. And again. If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve been dreaming about the day when you can stay off the roof, put the blower away and get your mind off cleaning out the gutters and onto more important things like life, family and friends.
Although a vital part of home maintenance, sometimes cleaning out the gutters (and the downspouts!) can be delayed or forgotten. When leaves and debris get backed up, the water has no place to go, which can lead to erosion of the soil, or even water damage to your home or property.
Downspouts are particularly important for efficient drainage because they are an extension of the gutter system and are spaced only about 40 feet apart. Because they release the water that has come from the gutter, and because the area around the downspout sees a heavy influx of that water, it’s important to use a backsplash to protect the soil from erosion. Forgetting to clear the downspout can result in overflowing water which can cause damage to the ground beneath, as well as wreak havoc with the foundation and exterior of your home.
One of the best ways to avoid clogs and drainage problems is to install a K-Guard™ leaf-free gutter system with gutter covers or shields. Gutter covers fit right on top of your system and protect the gutter from flying debris, leaves, sticks and other small airborne objects.
That means no more clogs in your gutters or downspouts, no more drainage problems for your property, and no more gutter cleaning chores for you!