Top Signs You Need Gutter Guards Installed

March 10, 2023

Are you a homeowner? Do you frequently have water damage in your home as a result of clogged gutters? Then we recommend that you keep reading this blog. Here, we’ll explore the top signs that indicate that it’s time to invest in gutter guards.

Overflowing Gutters And Water Damage

One of the most common signs that you need gutter guards is when your gutters are overflowing. Overflowing gutters occur when debris clogs your gutters and prevents water from flowing through them. This water then spills over the sides of your gutters, causing water damage to your home's foundation, walls, and roof. By putting up gutter guards, you can keep debris from getting into your gutters and make sure water flows freely through them. This keeps your gutters from overflowing and causing water damage. Gutter guards have a mesh design, which means water will go through them without overflowing. This also means that water will be less likely to seep into your home’s foundation, walls, and roof and cause water damage. Gutter guards also add a layer of protection that means your gutters will be better equipped to deal with those heavy rainfalls.

Clogged Gutters

Another clear sign that you need gutter guards is when your gutters are clogged. When debris accumulates in your gutters, it can cause water to back up and become trapped. This trapped water can then cause your gutters to sag or even detach from your home. Additionally, clogged gutters can lead to water damage, mold growth, and pest infestations. Gutter guards also prevent leaves, twigs, and other debris from accumulating in the gutter. By putting up gutter guards, you can keep debris from building up in your gutters and make sure water flows freely, which will keep your gutters from getting clogged and causing problems.

Pest Infestations

Got annoying pest infestations in your gutter? Gutters are attractive nesting sites for rodents, birds, and insects. If you often find pest infestations in your home, getting a gutter guard would be a great idea. Gutter guards can prevent that by blocking access to gutters. The mesh design of gutter guards helps prevent these pests from getting into gutters and building nests or colonies inside. 

We already spoke about how gutter guards can become clogged with debris. It should also be said that with a gutter guard, you have less debris, which in turn means fewer pests. Gutter guards also help you reduce the likelihood of standing water, which often becomes an infestation site for mosquitoes and other pests. The reduced water damage will also reduce termite infestations.

Structural Damage

Clogged gutters can also cause structural damage to your home. When water is allowed to accumulate in your gutters, it can seep into your home's foundation, causing cracks and other Installing gutter guards can prevent debris from entering your gutters and ensure that water flows freely, preventing structural damage to your home.By putting up gutter guards, you can keep debris from getting into your gutters and make sure water flows freely, which keeps your home's structure from getting damaged.

In conclusion, homeowners who want to protect their homes from water damage caused by clogged gutters need to buy gutter guards. If you've noticed any of the above signs, it's time to consider installing gutter guards to prevent further damage to your home. With gutter guards in place, you can be sure that your gutters will work properly and protect your home from water damage, pest infestations, and structural problems.

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What our clients are saying

  • "Had a fantastic experience with my gutter and gutter guard install by Evergreen Gutters. They were recommended by my roofing company and I am very glad I was connected with them.

    The entire process was very much straightforward and their team was willing to answer questions and provide samples and additional info as I made a decision on the specific gutters, downspouts, etc."
    J. Poarch
  • "Solid experience. Called for an estimate, Billy came through and did his thing. Estimate for gutter clean + installation of gutter guards + installation of a new gutter section (see pic) came back super reasonable. Thorough work, technician checked in and reviewed what was done prior to leaving. Highly satisfied with the quality of work and material (so far). I’ll come back and edit *if* any issues pop up. HIGHLY recommended."
    Marwan
  • "Replaced all of our gutters with the larger size and added gutter guards. Gave us multiple options to find the right fit for our budget. Showed up on time, cleaned up afterwards and even came back a month later to make some minor adjustments after a heavy rain! Highly recommend!"
    C. Smith
  • "These folks are terrific! We were in need of gutter repair on a property we own in VA and we were up from SC for a short time doing other work. They came out to do the estimate and the work was scheduled within a few days. They got the work done in no time and it was a very professional job. We are highly impressed with this company. I would recommend them to anyone needing new gutters or repairs on existing ones. The price was great too!"
    L. Evenson
  • "They were responsive and professional! I felt cared for every step of the service process."
    J. Duerksen

What our clients are saying

  • "Had a fantastic experience with my gutter and gutter guard install by Evergreen Gutters. They were recommended by my roofing company and I am very glad I was connected with them.

    The entire process was very much straightforward and their team was willing to answer questions and provide samples and additional info as I made a decision on the specific gutters, downspouts, etc."
    J. Poarch
  • "Solid experience. Called for an estimate, Billy came through and did his thing. Estimate for gutter clean + installation of gutter guards + installation of a new gutter section (see pic) came back super reasonable. Thorough work, technician checked in and reviewed what was done prior to leaving. Highly satisfied with the quality of work and material (so far). I’ll come back and edit *if* any issues pop up. HIGHLY recommended."
    Marwan
  • "Replaced all of our gutters with the larger size and added gutter guards. Gave us multiple options to find the right fit for our budget. Showed up on time, cleaned up afterwards and even came back a month later to make some minor adjustments after a heavy rain! Highly recommend!"
    C. Smith
  • "These folks are terrific! We were in need of gutter repair on a property we own in VA and we were up from SC for a short time doing other work. They came out to do the estimate and the work was scheduled within a few days. They got the work done in no time and it was a very professional job. We are highly impressed with this company. I would recommend them to anyone needing new gutters or repairs on existing ones. The price was great too!"
    L. Evenson
  • "They were responsive and professional! I felt cared for every step of the service process."
    J. Duerksen

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