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Why You Should Invest In a Gutter Protection System

Why You Should Invest In a Gutter Protection System

A gutter protection system is an affordable and practical addition to your existing or new gutter installation. As your local gutter expert, let Gut-R-Dun Exteriors share with you why it is a good idea to invest in a gutter protection system.

Why You Should Invest In a Gutter Protection System

The Problems Caused by Clogged Gutters

Leaves, dirt and debris find their way into the gutters, to the point where it’s clogged and won’t route rainwater to the downspout. Overflowing gutters cause more than just unsightly water stains on the siding. Rainwater can seep into the spaces between the drip edges and the underlayment and find its way into the attic. In winter, this can accelerate the formation of ice dams. Trying to clean clogged gutters can also be hazardous, as are most activities that involve climbing the roof.

Worse, overflowing gutters allow rainwater to collect in areas where it’s not supposed to, like near your home’s foundation. Concrete can absorb water, and too much of it can turn your home’s concrete slabs brittle. Water can also seep through to the base clay layer and soften it. Both factors can cause the house to settle, or even collapse. This is why gutters are an important part of today’s homes.

Why Invest In Gutter Protection Systems

Gutter protection systems are a simple, yet effective way to protect your gutters from getting clogged. While there are several designs available, they are all effective in preventing leaves and other solid materials from clogging the gutters. Gut-R-Dun Exteriors offers three options:

  1. Gut-R-Mesh – The most popular gutter protection system filters unwanted solids using durable micro-mesh. When it’s time to clean the gutters, you can simply use a long-handled brush: no need to climb and get your hands dirty.

  2. Gut-R-Perf – This is the heavy-duty version of the classic mesh-type gutter protection system. Perforated aluminum has higher weight tolerance, and can be removed for cleaning.

  3. Gut-R-Hood – Gut-R-Hood is a unique design that uses capillary action to guide rainwater into narrow slits, while dirt and debris go straight to the ground. It requires no cleaning and keeps the gutters clog-free.

If you need the best kind of gutter protection systems, Gut-R-Dun Exteriors is the gutter company to call. Get in touch with us today at (937) 422-7709. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve Dayton, Ohio and nearby areas, including Centerville.