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Why a Gutter Guard is better than gutters and Down Spouts

A lot of homeowners are under the impression that gutters and down spouts are enough to stop water from getting inside their homes. This is not the case, as gutter guards can stop a lot more damage and prevent water from getting inside your room in the first place.

Here are just a few reasons why gutter guards are better than gutters and down spouts: 

1. Gutter guards will actually stop water from entering your home in the first place. Gutters and down spouts will only divert water away from your home, which can cause flooding if there is too much rain or snowfall. 

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2. Gutter guards will protect your roof and fascia from damage. Gutters and down spouts can chip away at your roof, damaging it in the process. Gutter guards also protect fascia boards from moisture and debris buildup, which can lead to rot. 

3. Gutter guards help keep debris and leaves out of your gutters. Gutters and down spouts can become clogged with leaves, sticks, tree branches, etc., which can cause drainage problems in the long run. A gutter guard will catch all of this debris before it has a chance to enter your gutters and downspouts.

4. Gutter guards help prevent clogs and leaks. Gutters and downspouts can become clogged with debris, leaves, etc., which is often caused by debris buildup around the gutter. A gutter guard will catch all of this before it has a chance to enter your gutters and downspouts.

5. Properly crafted gutter guards will also protect your roof from damage in some situations as well as keep snow from building up on the roof in winter months (which can lead to ice dams).

6. You do not have to throw out your old or damaged gutters or downspouts when you install gutter guards on them–you simply replace the part that is damaged.

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