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Your gutters are an important part of your home. After all, it’s the component that helps prevent water from collecting on your roof and causing leaks that can compromise its structural integrity. With that in mind, it’s vital that your home’s gutters remain in good condition and one way you can ensure that your gutters are in top form is by installing gutter guards on the system.

In this article, eavestrough cleaning and gutter installation expert Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. lists the four advantages of installing gutter guards.

1. Prevent Insect Infestation – If you leave your gutter system unattended for too long, pests such as rodents or insects can build their nests in your gutters before eventually making their way in your home. This is because nesting material can easily build up on your gutter system if you aren’t careful By installing a gutter guard on your gutter system, on the other hand, you can reduce the amount of standing water and nesting material that builds up in the gutters, discouraging pests from building their nests in the system.

2. Protects Against Corrosion – Without gutter guards, debris can be left in your gutter system and these kinds of debris can eventually accumulate moisture and become soggy. This can result in the corrosion of your gutter system, causing the gutters and your roof to deteriorate earlier than expected. By adding gutter guards on your gutter system, however, this can be a worry of the past as it prevents dirt and debris from building up in the system.

3. Reduces Maintenance – As stated before, gutter guards can prevent dirt and debris from building up in your gutters. This also means that your gutter’s maintenance requirements will be reduced significantly, allowing you to save a lot of time and money in the process.

4. Improve Gutter Water Flow – Since the gutter guards can prevent dirt and debris from piling up on your home’s gutter system, the water flow of your gutters can now be improved. This is because your gutters and downspouts aren’t clogged, allowing them to function freely and properly even when strong storms are around your area.

Want to install gutter guards in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. When it comes to gutter and siding installation services, we are the leading experts to approach and you can count on us! Give us a call at (613) 738-1774 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ottawa, ON, and other nearby areas in Ontario.