Do GutterShutter® Gutters Work With Pine Needles?
Pine trees are a beautiful addition to any backyard in Northern Wisconsin but the abundance of pine needles can lead to extra maintenance chores around your home’s exterior. Primarily, due to their shape, pine needles are one of the leading culprits of clogged gutters for local homeowners. Ensuring that your gutters are free from clogs is integral to making sure that rainfall is efficiently and safely moved away from your home.
Pine needles that enter your gutter system can build up and form a dam, allowing water to pool and potentially spill back onto your roof where it can cause serious damage. Instead, steps should be taken to prevent pine needles from creating a clog.
One option to prevent damage to your home that is caused by clogged gutters is to complete regular maintenance to your gutter system. Climbing on a ladder and cleaning out your gutters up to four times a year is one of the most effective ways to remove pine needles from your gutters but can be dangerous and time-consuming. In fact, it’s reported that more than 90,000 people each year receive emergency room treatment for ladder-related injuries.
If you’d prefer not to frequently clean out your gutters, there are also gutter protection products available to homeowners. These products will provide a better solution for your home than simply unclogging your gutters by hand but many aftermarket gutter covers are simply mesh screens that can also collect debris. These traditional mesh screens are no match for pine needles because they can easily slip through the screen and into your gutter system. This will force you to continue cleaning out your gutters, even after having paid for a pricey gutter guard system.
GutterShutter® Gutters Will Prevent Pine Needles from Clogging Your Gutters
Fortunately, homeowners who choose GutterShutter® seamless gutters will never have to worry about clogged gutters caused by pine needles. These top-tier gutters are made with built-in gutter covers that are designed to only allow water into the trough. This means that all other debris, including pine needles, is kept out. And, due to its construction out of one piece of aluminum, GutterShutter® gutters are made to be 20 percent thicker than standard gutters. In addition, with extra-large downspouts, your new gutter system will be able to handle even the heaviest of rainfalls. If you’re tired of pine needles clogging up your gutters, contact the area’s leading GutterShutter® gutter contractor – Keeney Home Services.