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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Do I Really Need Gutter Guards?

by Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International

Spring has sprung and it’s time to venture outside and take a look at what the rough winter did to your house. The two best places to check first are your roof line at the gutters and your foundation – because damage to your gutters can result in even more serious damage to your home’s foundation.

I know it’s tempting to get out the ladder, climb up on the roof and clean your gutters yourself. Or call a local handyman to do it for you at a cheap price. But do you really want to do that every time your gutters clog?
Is this really how you want to spend a spring weekend?
Take a look at your home’s foundation. Do you see evidence of ground settling or eroding away from your home? The culprit could be overflows caused by gutter clogs or bad storms. We’ve seen homes with steep roof pitches that result in gutter overflows even when the gutters are free flowing. The gutters simply can’t handle the water in bad spring storms which always seem to come.

Your walls and brick also hold the telltale sign of water damage from overflowing gutters. If your walls or brick are turning green, you may have a mold problem caused by overflowing gutters.

Cleaning Your Gutters -- Just a Temporary Fix

I know we all look for ways to save money on home improvement projects. And your gutters sure can look good after you clean them out.  But you know that soon enough you’ll just be climbing up that ladder again. And as we all get older, every climb up that ladder is another invitation to a fall that can result in a bad injury and an expensive hospital visit. Is it really worth the risk?

Beyond the significant safety issue, there are a number of reasons to consider a permanent solution to your gutter problem by investing in a  gutter protection system. Clogged gutters can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your home from rotting fascia boards, landscape erosion and foundation repair.

Investing in gutter protection can eliminate the inconvenience of having to clean your gutters, giving you extra free time to do things you like to do. Wouldn't you rather play golf or enjoy your family instead of spending time on your roof cleaning your gutters?

And finally a gutter protection system can add value to your home, making your home more desirable when it comes time to sell.

If you consider investing in a gutter guard system, we hope you will consider one from Gutter Topper. You can find a professionally trained installer near you who will recommend the right gutter guard for your specific needs.

FREE Gutter Guard Guide Available

And you can do some research in advance by downloading our FREE guide to gutter protection. We want you to know your choices before you invest your hard earned dollars.And unlike most companies that offer a "one size fits all" product, Gutter Covers International offers a complete range of gutter protection products developed with your specific gutter protection needs in mind.
Click to download your FREE guide to gutter protection.
So when you get outside to see what winter did to your home, leave that ladder in your garage and contact a Gutter Topper Retailer to purchase a gutter guard product that will keep you off the roof for good.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products. Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe. 

1 comment:

  1. I read your blog about gutter guard really this is great idea. We are also same field and thanks for sharing us.