Gutter Maintenance

The Importance of Keeping Gutters Clean and How K-Guard Can Help

By February 12, 2019 No Comments

It is awfully easy to forget about your home’s gutters. After all, these pathways are out of sight so they tend to be out of mind until something goes wrong. If you neglect your gutters long enough they will eventually clog, creating the potential for leaks and other problems that can exhaust your time, patience and money. gutter guard kguard-blog-shutterstock_3_11_19-1024x683

Why Clean Gutters are So Important

Maintaining clean gutters is important throughout the year because when the unexpected storm arrives you can bask in the comfort of knowing your home is protected and will not require expensive repairs. Strong winds can blow leaves, tree limbs, litter, and other debris onto the roof, clogging the gutters. Furthermore, snow and ice can accumulate in gutters to the point that water cannot pass through to the downspout and reach the ground. Such a clog will cause the water to pool, putting the gutter’s integrity at risk and jeopardizing the well-being of your home structures and landscaping below.  

A broken gutter or an otherwise-compromised roof stemming from gutter neglect can consume your money and time. A clogged gutter may cause water to pool, become that much heavier and create a mess along the perimeter of your roof. Also, an ill-equipped gutter system requires the attention of a repair specialist. This specialist’s time will cost you money, even if the repair project is minor. Furthermore, new gutters cost money. You have better things to do with your time than get quotes for gutter inspections and repairs. It is possible to avoid this scenario by being proactive and adding the K-Guard system to your home.

Prevent Ice Dam Nightmares

If you have not had an ice dam form in your gutters, you have had good fortune.  It is only a matter of time until unprotected gutters end up with an ice dam. If anything clogs the gutters, be it twigs, leaves or another form of interference, water will become trapped within the gutters.  In the winter months, this water can freeze, creating an ice dam. The gutters might even begin to sag as the trapped ice and debris continues to accumulate and increase in weight. The worst case scenario is a gutter falling on a person or vehicle.  

Opt for K-Guard and you won’t have to worry about ice dams.  K-Guard stops clogs from forming to start with, ensuring ice does not have a chance to collect and threaten the integrity of your gutters and roof.  This way, you won’t have to reach out to the ice dam specialists to perform an emergency clearing. Take a moment to consider all of the money, time and frustration you will save by preventing the formation of ice dams in the first place.   

K-Guard to the Rescue

The K-Guard system is designed to prevent leaves from finding their way into your home’s gutters.  This is the protection your home needs to retain its structural integrity and curb appeal. Here’s how the system works: K-Guard is made of four primary components: the K-Guard hangers, the gutter, the hood, and downspouts. Water moves right along the hood’s curve, traveling to the gutter. Leaves and other debris are blocked off from entering. The gutters are a spacious 5-inches, ensuring they can handle more rainwater and other sources of moisture than other supposed leaf-prevention gutter guard solutions.

Let K-Guard Do the Work for You

The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is also appealing because it is a safe means of gutter and home protection.  There is no reason for you to risk injury attempting to clean out gutters. The K-Guard system prevents leaves from building up in the gutters in the first place so no one has to climb on a ladder in an attempt to clean out these cramped pathways.  

Put your faith in K-Guard and you won’t be disappointed.  K-Guard is comprised of heavy-duty aluminum that will not corrode even with ongoing inclement weather.  The system is centered on the unique K-Guard hangers. These high-strength hangers are built with all-weather polymers positioned every two feet within the gutter.  These polymers support the hood, ensuring the gutter retains its form and functionality so water does not compromise your living or working space.

K-Guard downspouts are intentionally over-sized at three inches by four inches to allow water to flush out along with any other rubble that infiltrated the system.  The end result of the K-guard system is a robust line of defense against leaves, debris and other threats to your home’s structure, siding and the roof. Even if you add the K-Guard system, you shouldgutter guard kguard-blog-shutterstock2_3_11-19-1024x683 still clear out your gutters at the start of the fall and winter.  Don’t forget to give your home’s gutters a thorough clean after the winter ends just to make sure any debris that accumulated doesn’t pose a threat as we transition to the spring.