Why get gutter guards?
Gutter guards help prevent the buildup of debris in gutters, which in turn helps to protect the drainage and foundation of your home. While there is a common misconception that gutter guards are maintenance-free, alleviating the need for gutter cleanings, some debris will still pile up on top of the guards and need to be removed. With regular cleanings, however, you can expect that guards will help water flow down your downspouts and out the drain lines, even in very heavy rainfall. If you choose not to purchase guards and a clump of debris gets caught in your downspouts, you can expect that all rainwater will roll over your gutter, possibly damaging your foundation and parts of your roof.