Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Deciduous vs. Coniferous Trees

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall!  I know I have been looking forward to the leaves changing and the crisp, cool weather that is on its way.  But we all know what happens during Fall - clogged gutters - unless you are proactive and have gutter protection installed on your gutters.  Gutter protection is important particularly when you live in an area with a lot of deciduous or coniferous trees.  What are deciduous trees vs. coniferous trees?  Here is today's lesson.

Deciduous trees are often found in the Eastern half of the United States where the soil is rich and there is more winter weather.  Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the Fall, dropping on top of the tree's roots where they will recharge the soil with nutrients.  Houses that are surrounded by many tall trees or that have tall trees a short distance away will often have a recurring problem with leaves and small branches being blown into the gutters during storms.  If gutters are left unprotected, there is a risk of clogs and run-off that can damage a home's foundation, walls or landscaping.  Using gutter protection helps keep the gutters clean and free-flowing.  Gutter Covers International has the perfect answer for protecting your gutters from clogs due to deciduous trees:  Gutter Topper®, The Solution® and The Leaf Terminator®.

Deciduous Tree Leaves
Coniferous trees can be found across the entire U.S. particularly in areas where the soil tends to be poorer and the climate is more arid.  Coniferous trees retain their needles year round replacing them slowly throughout the year, making needles an on-going issue for potential gutter clogs.  Again, using the right gutter covers ensures that you won't have to worry about clogged gutters or downspouts.   With coniferous trees, you need a special type of gutter protection that has tiny perforations to keep out even the tiniest needles.  Gutter Covers International offers the best solution when dealing with coniferous trees - Needle Guard™ .  With its .045 perforations, even the smallest debris and pine needles can't make their way into your gutters.

Coniferous Tree Needles

Hopefully now you understand the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees.  Each one can cause its own problems for you and your gutters.  If you need help deciding which gutter cover will solve your problems, visit us at

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