7 Benefits of Gutter Coverings

No one likes to get up on the ladder and clean their gutters, or pay someone to do it every year. By installing gutter coverings you can greatly reduce the amount of gutter maintenance required to effectively keep water away from your home. Gutter coverings also provide a variety of benefits that homeowners don’t immediately think of when it comes to gutters and keeping them clean.

Gutter coverings stop leaves and other debris from getting into and clogging your gutters, downpipes, and drains. If there is no debris in your gutters, you don’t have to worry about using your time or money cleaning it out. This frees up your time and extra cash to be spent on things you enjoy.

With gutter coverings, your gutters only need to be cleaned every three to five years instead of twice a year. That’s a huge difference!

Gutters containing moisture laden debris are prone to premature rusting. Gutter coverings eliminate the debris, allowing your gutters to last twice as long. That’s even more money that stays in your pocket.

Overflowing gutters are dangerous, as they allow water to enter your home, potentially causing damage to your foundation. Gutter coverings prevent the blockages that cause your gutters to overflow.

Gutter coverings improve the flow of water through your gutters and downpipes. If you have a rainwater tank it will refill more quickly during rains, and the water will be cleaner because debris and contaminants have been filtered out.

Open stagnant water is a breeding ground for all sorts of insects and rodents such as mosquitos, cockroaches, spiders, and mice. Gutter coverings reduce the amount of water that sit, in your gutters. Since there is no stagnant water, they immediately become less attractive to unwanted creatures. Gutter coverings also serve as a barrier to prevent other types of animals from hanging out on your roof. Fewer pests mean you will enjoy relaxing in your yard even more.

Gutter coverings can help provide fire protection. If there is no debris present in your gutters, it can’t catch fire if sparks should become present. You might think this isn’t a big concern here in the Midwest where brush fires aren’t a huge issue, but embers can travel a long way during a fire and if they get into dry material it can ignite and spread very quickly. Some gutter coverings are even specifically rated for fire protection.


Blackstone Exteriors offers a variety of affordable gutter covering systems for your home. Give us a call today to discuss your options!