How Gutter Mesh Can Save You Time and Money

25 August 2021
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One of the most difficult areas of your home to maintain is your roof. And gutters are an essential part of your roof. Because gutters protect your roof, walls and foundation from water, keeping them well maintained year-round is an important task. But gutter maintenance can take considerable time and money to carry out — unless you install gutter mesh.

By protecting your gutters with gutter mesh, you can save money and time in several ways.

Spend less time clearing debris out of your gutters

When gutters are open and exposed to the environment, all kinds of debris can fall into them over time. This is especially true if you have trees on your property. Throughout the year, trees drop leaves, seeds and fruits. And on windy days, tree litter can end up clogging your gutters. This prevents rainwater from flowing to the downspout.

As a result, if your gutters constantly get clogged with debris, you'll need to spend considerable time cleaning that debris out of your gutters. Not only does this take time, but it is also dangerous. Gutter mesh stops large pieces of debris from falling into your gutters.

Although some debris may still land on your gutter mesh, it won't clog your gutters.

Stop burning embers from bushfires from landing in your gutters

Bushfires in Australia are a common hazard, especially during dry summers. And one way that bushfires can spread into residential areas is via burning embers. When burning embers encounter dried out materials like dry leaves and twigs, new fires can break out quickly. That's why keeping your gutters free of debris during the summer is important.

Gutter mesh will stop debris from falling into your gutters and therefore protect your property from fires caused by falling embers. This will save you the money that you might otherwise spend on repairing fire damage.

Reduce the risk of your gutters corroding

When organic matter like leaves and twigs build up in gutters, that matter attracts moisture. And gradually, that wet debris causes gutters to corrode and eventually fail. Not only that but corrosive elements like pine needles and bird droppings can speed up the rate of corrosion. If your gutters experience corrosion, you'll need to replace them. That will cost you time and money.

Since gutter mesh prevents debris from clogging gutters, installing gutter mesh will protect your gutters from corrosion and extend their lifespan, saving you money and time in the process.

Reduce the risk of water damage inside and outside your home

One of the greatest risks to your home from clogged gutters is the overspill of water that occurs when rainwater can't flow freely to the downspout. This is a serious issue on days with heavy rainfall. The more rain that falls, the more your gutters will overflow, spilling water onto your roof and onto the walls of your home.

If rainwater leaks into your home on rainy days, it will damage your home's supporting wooden structures. Overflowing water can also damage your roof over time, and even cause it to sag. And if water continuously pours onto the walls of your home, it will cause water staining that will reduce your home's curb appeal.

Water damage can lead to costly repairs. Gutter mesh will ensure that your gutters never overflow.

Keep pests from breeding in your gutters

Clogged gutters can attract damaging pests like rodents, mosquitoes, carpenter ants and termites. These pests could then enter your home and damage its structure or disturb your day-to-day life. Removing pests from your home can be costly. For instance, a pest control company may charge you as much as $700 to remove a rodent from your home.

You also have to pay to repair the damage that pests cause to your home. Installing gutter mesh in your gutters will stop pests from breeding or nesting in them. This will save you a lot of money.

If your gutters are costing you time and money, consider investing in gutter mesh. Then you can be sure that your gutters won't become clogged with debris.