Many people are aware that keeping their gutters clean and clear is necessary to ensure that water drains efficiently from their roofs, therefore limiting potential damage to their homes. However, this job can be a difficult one, particularly if you have a lot of large trees around your home or you get wobbly-kneed when up on a ladder.
Gutter guards are a viable solution as they can keep a lot of debris from getting into your gutter system. However, as the following article points out, they are not something you can install and then forget about. Gutters protected by gutter guards will still need to be routinely cleaned and maintained, but the good news is that this maintenance work will be easier and will need to be done less frequently.