Now that it is fall once again it’s the time the most leaves find their way off the trees and onto your home’s roof. The problem is, the roof isn’t the only place leaves and other airborne debris accumulate. Much of these things eventually end up in your gutters. Then comes the painstaking task of getting up on a ladder and cleaning your roof gutters out. This becomes a yearly ritual for people that have leaf shedding trees very close to their home. What if there was a good way to avoid having to clean this leaf and other debris out of your rain gutters each year? Well now there are covered rain gutters available and there is no good reason not to have them installed. Here are some of the benefits that covered rain gutters provide for you.
Saves Time and Effort
Many people are forced to clean leaves and other debris out of their gutters several times a year. This obviously takes some time and effort to do. Covered gutters eliminate the need to have to get up on a ladder and clean them out on a regular basis.
Getting up on a ladder to clean out your gutters is also not the safest thing in the world to do. Most people do not have the high-dollar type ladders that it takes to do this kind of work. That means they are having to reach far to clean their gutters while trying to balance on a rickety ladder at the same time. This has to be done very rarely if you have covered rain gutters.
Extends Gutter Life/Stops Roof Structure Rot
Leaves and other debris sitting in gutters promote decay and corrosion. That’s what you get when you have standing water conditions in gutters as opposed to rainwater quickly moving through them. Overflowing roof gutters also spill water into sensitive roof areas that can accelerate the rotting process. Covered gutters eliminate these types of gutter dams.
Keeps Unwanted Pests Out
Insects like mosquitos like to breed in the standing water in gutters. Squirrels and other rodents are known to nest in them too. When gutters are covered it’s much harder for pests to live and breed around in your home’s gutter system.
Contact a Local Exterior Renovations Contractor for Help
So if you now feel that covered rain gutters are the right way to go on your home, you may be wondering who can help you get them installed. The answer to that question is a local roofing contractor that specializes in that sort of thing. Contractors such as Evergreen Renovations & Roofing out of Beaverton, Oregon will even come to your home and inspect your roof and gutter system and then give you a free estimate on how much it will cost to get that job done. This will also help you get to know your new covered gutter installer a little better before you actually agree they are the ones that you want to do the work.