The shift in seasons is upon us and the autumn leaves are falling at a rapid rate, which means it’s time to install a leaf guard system on your gutters.

With the temperatures cooling down, the winds picking up, and the colorful leaves falling, we know that autumn is in full force. This also means that it’s time to tend to your gutter system once again. The fall season is an important time to give your gutters some TLC since winter is encroaching. It is also an ideal time to install gutter protection.

Learn more about why now is a great time to install a new leaf guard system below.

Install a Leaf Guard System Today

If you are beginning to cross off items on your autumn property maintenance checklist, you should put installing a leaf guard system at the top of your list. Here’s why fall is the perfect time to add a leaf guard system to your gutters:

Defend Your Home Against Falling Leaves and Other Debris — The biggest benefit that comes from leaf guards is the protection against leaves and other debris from entering. This is especially important in fall when the leaves are dropping from trees, and the wind sends them right into the gutters. Moreover, this is the time of year when animals, insects, and other small critters begin to make nests to hunker down for the season, and your gutters are a great place for tiny winter homes. This can cause a myriad of issues.

Avoid Expensive Clogs — The leaves, twigs, and other debris that are in your unprotected gutters do not always exit as easily as they entered, causing significant clogs. Clogged gutters cannot effectively or efficiently drain or direct water away from your home which can lead to serious problems around your property, such as leaking roof, damaged soffit and fascia, and more.

Lessens the Chance of Ice Buildup — With freezing temperatures, it’s only a matter of time before the stagnant water in your gutters turns to ice. This is incredibly hard on your gutter system, and the weight of the ice can pull your gutters away from your roofline. 

Another Layer of Home Protection — There are many rainy days in autumn, and an effective gutter system is essential to avoid pooling water around the base of your home. Rainwater that is not diverted can result in foundational cracks and leaks in your basement. 

Not Just Beneficial in Autumn — Yes, a leaf guard system is particularly helpful in autumn, but you’ll find that it is also beneficial year round. A leaf guard system will help protect your home, prevent clogs, and keep your gutters clean throughout the year, regardless of the season or time of year.

Contact M & M Gutters & Exteriors to Install a Leaf Guard System 

One of the best ways to protect your Utah home, gutters, and roof is to add a leaf guard system and the professionals at M & M Gutters & Exteriors can help! We’ve been in the industry for more than 25 years and tons of experience with both commercial and residential projects. No request is too large or too small for our skilled specialists. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Contact us now and let us be your gutters and exteriors provider in Northern Utah. We proudly serve Utah County, Salt Lake County, Davis County, Weber County, and Summit County.