What Could Be Hiding In Your Open Style Gutters?

What Is Hiding In Your Open Style Gutters?

Many things can get trapped in your open-style gutters. Dirt, twigs, rocks, leaves, and pine needles are all potential things that can wash down into your open-style gutters. But, did you know the creepy crawler animals can also be hiding in your gutters? Read below to see how these animals can have an impact on your open-style gutters.

open style gutter filled with leaves

Animals That Could Be Hiding In Your Gutters

  • Mice & Other Rodents: The debris that is left in a drainage system that has not been touch for a long time are the exact materials that mice and other rodents use to make their nests. Your open-style gutters are a great place for mice to build their nest and stay warm.

  • Birds: Birds also love finding leaves, twigs, and needles to help make their nest in your gutters. Bird nests can have a negative impact on your storm drainage system as well as obstructing the flow of water.

  • Mosquitoes & Termites: Mosquitoes are the least damaging pests to your home but pooled water is an ideal breeding ground for them. This can cause a lot of distress to you as a homeowner. Termites won’t eat your gutters but they will happily eat away at the fascia board that your gutters are attached to. You most likely won’t notice the problem until they’ve caused serious damage that is very costly to repair.

  • Squirrels & Chipmunks: We all know squirrels & chipmunks love to hide in your open-style gutters. If the trees surrounding your home are close enough that branches reach your gutters, you probably have a squirrel issue on your roof and gutters. These animals love to hide in the gutters to stay away from potential predators.

Easiest Solution: LeafGuard® Gutters

Pests and animals in your gutters can be such a hassle for you as a homeowner to deal with. We have a solution for you: LeafGuard® Gutters. This seamless aluminum gutter system is one piece that features a curved cover that is part of the gutter itself. With endless benefits, you can be sure you will never have to worry about any sort of pests hiding in your gutters. LeafGuard® will effectively channel the water away from your home, prevent debris from clogging, and eliminates any possibility of water damage on your gutters. Contact us today to get set up with a free estimate and say goodbye to the stress of pests hiding in your gutters.

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