Understanding the Benefits of Clean Gutters From ArmourGuard

 In Home Improvement
If your gutters are clogged, it may be the source of potential damage, leading to a harmful outcome to your home and gutters. When the gutters become clogged, moisture can accumulate and bacteria may start to grow and spread. This could cause serious health issues if not taken care of properly. By keeping your gutters clean and free from clogs, it will allow the water to flow freely through the gutter system and evacuate properly away from the foundation.  One way to eliminate this problem is to cover them with high quality gutter protection such as the patented performance of ArmourGuard. ArmourGuard is also great for rain barrels or rain harvesting systems.

What Clogged Gutters Can Cause

Mold and mildew will accumulate if you gutters are clogged with water.  Keep in mind, old and mildew will not form in clean gutters. Also, when your gutter system is clogged water is prevented from flowing down the down spout and will back up and seep out between the gutter and fascia. This causes the wood on the fascia and in the soffit to rot. Eventually this can result in an expensive repair, potentially in the thousands. The best way to prevent this is to have high quality gutter guards such as ArmourGuard installed on your home.  This will eliminate any chance of clogged gutters and keep mold and mildew from forming.

Once the gutters and downspouts are clogged there is no place for the water to go except over the gutters. This will leak over the plants and flowers in your garden and may cut off the oxygen necessary for them to live. It can also lead to plant disease such as Crown Rot and Root Rot. Once this happens it is very difficult to revive the plants. Keeping gutters clean will eliminate the excess water and keep your plants and flowers healthy and beautiful.

You may want to consider connecting a rain barrel to your gutter system and cover the gutters with a fine mesh gutter covers such as the patented performance of ArmourGuard.  You can hook up a water hose to the bottom of the barrel and use the mineral rich water to provide the nourishment to your plants as necessary.

Insects Entering Clogged Gutters

Mosquitoes will reproduce by the thousands in standing water. Stagnant water in unclean gutters is the perfect place for them to breed.   They are known to carry diseases such as yellow fever, encephalitis, malaria and dengue fever. This can be partially prevented by keeping your gutter clean and free form any clogs that may produce a breeding spot. The patented performance of ArmourGuard screen out all debris that can lead to a clog and allow your gutter system to evacuate water away from the home. Stay proactive and protect your gutters with high quality Gutter Guards.


First founded as a siding company in 1977 in Waunakee, Wisconsin, our company has evolved into a full-service interior and exterior remodeling resource. With years of industry experience in materials selection, design expertise, and professional custom craftsmanship, we’ve established ourselves as the premier remodeling company in South Central Wisconsin.

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