Are Rain Gutter Screens a Good Idea?

Rain gutter screens are economical and convenient – what’s not to love about them?

Rain Gutter Screens

If you don’t already have them, you’re missing out on a major time-saver when it comes to gutter cleaning, and a major money-saver when it comes to extending the life of your water drainage system.

Here are some of the top reasons more homeowners are opting for rain gutter screens:

They’re Easy to Install

You don’t need new gutters and you don’t need special gutters to get screens. Multiple styles of screens are designed to fit your existing system, and they only take about a few hours to install.

Make Cleaning a Cinch

Think about all the hours you have spent up on that shaky ladder, reaching into the depths of your gutters and pulling sludge, leaves and sticks out of the gutters. It’s gross, right?

That distasteful job will be made much easier with gutter screens. You’ll still have to clear them off now and again, but it’s a cinch.

Keep Away Critters

Rain gutter screens keep squirrels, birds and mice from building nests in your gutters. These nests may seem harmless, but they can block the flow of water and encourage a rodent infestation in the attic. The screens are effective at discouraging critters from making your gutters their home.

Limit Insect Infestations

If you don’t always get around to cleaning out your gutters on time, debris can build up and lead to pooling water. When water doesn’t drain, it gets stagnant, and stagnant water is a breeding ground for insects.

Installing screens keeps the water flowing in the appropriate direction – down and away from your home.

Eliminate Ice Dams

Pooling water encourages insects in the summer and ice dams in the winter. Blockages can cause water to back up underneath the shingles, leading to rot and premature aging of your shingles and roof underlayment. Protective screens help prevent debris buildup and ice dams.

Provide Fire Protection

If you’ve got dry leaves stuck in your gutters, they pose a fire risk. Keep the leaves out to begin with – get rain gutter screens.

Help Your Gutters Last Longer

Finally, this product is ideal because preventing water from pooling in your gutters also retards rust. Many metal gutters rust, crack and break before their time, but screens can diminish this risk.

Ready to schedule an installation? Talk to Wizard Screens and Gutter about the type of rain gutter screens that will fit your home.