Home maintenance is a non-ending chore. Fortunately, there are effective approaches you can take to help you step forward in home maintenance. Leaf screening is one of the best approaches to home maintenance. Below are four ways in which leaf screening can protect you from unexpected problems.
Through gutter screens, critters are kept away from a home.
Creatures such as squirrels are fond of using the cover and security that roofing systems offer. They hence eat up the fascia board of the house and transform it into their home. When an entrance hole is made, other species such as bats, birds, and raccoons can get in easily. Leaf screening protects against this by blocking the access even before it commences.
Leaf screening aids in the prevention of toxic mold.
Allergy-inducing mold can easily accumulate in clogged gutters. Moist organic matter in a gutter system makes mold to thrive. Through leaf screening, rainwater washes all the potential toxins away safely before they start becoming a problem.
Through leaf screening, future ice problems are reduced.
One of winter’s big challenges is when the clogged gutters lead to the creation of ice dams and other ice problems. There could also be the formation of dangerous icicles and ice sheets. These can fall off from the roof accidentally and cause injuries to an unlucky passerby. Leaf screening reduces problems such as ice accumulation during winter.
Leaf screening lengthens the durability of downpipes and gutters.
If leaf screening is done regularly, it increases the life of gutters and downpipes by removing all debris and mold that would be a compromise to this. Removing unwanted materials from a roofing system also increases the life of downpipes and gutters. As a result, you are saved from unnecessary replacement costs.
Leaf screening minimizes the chances of bushfires on a house.
In case your house is surrounded by trees and other vegetation, it can easily get its roof accumulated by dry leaves after some time. A bushfire can hence spread easily spread over to your house from the leaves. A dry leaf accumulation on the roof can easily facilitate the fire from the vegetation and spread it to the roof. As a result, a house catches fire, and massive losses are incurred. For this reason, it is crucial to constantly do a leaf screening on your roof to avoid dry leaf accumulation and chances of bushfire.
Leaf screening makes water harvesting easier by enabling water to flow with ease.
Clogged roofs and gutters can hinder water from flowing freely. As a result, it becomes hard to collect rainwater. Leaf screening enables the ease in water flow by clearing all leaves and dirt on the roofing system.