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Common Gutter Damages That Could Be Avoided with Gutter Guards

If you have been thinking that Rhino Gutter Guards are just convenience items that help eliminate maintenance tasks around your home, we have to tell you there are so many more benefits to having them installed!

Here are some of the common dangers of clogged gutters that you can avoid by installing Rhino Gutter Guards!

Why Gutter Protection is Important

Gutters are infamous for being time-consuming and annoying to clean. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore! Gutter protection not only serves as a cover to prevent debris from collecting in your gutters, but they also allow rainwater to flow freely through the system, preventing the problems that we will discuss below.

Foundation Damage

One of the biggest problems caused by clogged and overflowing gutters is foundation damage. Chronic flooding and water sitting next to your home’s foundation can cause cracks to form that can shift the structure that your house sits on, eventually making it unsafe for your family to live in.

Roof Damage

Though your roof can suffer damage if you don’t have gutters installed, it can also suffer damage from clogged gutters. Improperly diverted water will pool in specific places causing leaks that can seep into the frame and fascia of your house, not to mention the roof itself.

This leads to roof rot and even mold that can cause significant health problems and cost thousands to remedy.

Cracks in Sidewalks and Driveways

Another common danger of clogged gutters and poor water drainage is water getting under your sidewalks and driveway. Just like your home’s foundation, the concrete and asphalt of your driveway and walkways can crack and shift due to water damage.

Gutter Damage

Gutters that are clogged with leaves, pine needles, dirt, and other debris can cause your gutters to sag, rust, and eventually leak.

Landscape Erosion

When your gutters are clogged and water splashes out to areas where it shouldn’t, torrents of water can wash away mulch, and plants, and even attract unwanted pests in the landscaping you lovingly tended to.

Pest Infestations

Gutter guards prevent pests from infesting your gutters since they minimize the amount of stagnant water that is sitting in your gutters. Less standing water means less chance for insects and pests to use your gutters as a breeding ground.

Also, gutter guards work to stop possums and other rodents from crawling through your gutters and making their way into the roof structure of your house. 

Rhino Gutter Guards

All of this, alongside the cracked sidewalks and driveway, can pile extra repairs on your plate, while also damaging your home’s overall curb appeal. But don’t worry, there is an easy solution; Rhino Gutter Guards!

Our patented product is stainless steel micro mesh over an expanded aluminum product that prevents all debris from entering your gutter system. Plus, its embossed texture feature deters debris from sticking to the gutter guards by minimizing its surface contact area.

While some debris may still collect on top of your gutter guards, they are exponentially easier to clean than the inside of your gutters. No more digging awkwardly to scoop out handfuls of twigs, leaves, and pine needles! If you have gutter guards installed, the time spent maintaining your gutters will be greatly reduced.

Say goodbye to gutters clogged with leaves, pine needles, dirt, pollen, and other debris with Rhino Gutter Guards!

Learn More > How Much Damage Can a Leaking Gutter Cause?

Call us for a Quote Today

If you are ready to protect your home from all the damage that clogged gutters can cause, call our team at The Rhino Gutter Company at (888) 407-4466 for a Rhino Gutter Guard, or seamless gutter system quote!