The task of home maintenance rarely ends. Luckily, there are some approaches you can take to help you in this. One of these approaches is leaf screening. This is how leaf screening can protect your house 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. As a result, they gnaw and chew through a house’s fascia board and transform your attic 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 prevents toxic mold.
Gutters that are clogged are a good dwelling place for mold which in turn induces allergy. Mold does well in decaying and moist organic matter that might be found in a gutter system. Through leaf screening, rainwater washes all the potential toxins away safely before they start becoming a problem.
Leaf screening discourages ice problems in future.
During winter, among the most common challenges is when clogged gutters facilitate in the creation of ice problems like ice dams. There could also be the formation of dangerous icicles and ice sheets. They can fall off from the roof accidentally leading to injurers on someone passing by. Leaf screening reduces problems such as ice accumulation during winter.
Leaf screening increases the durability of downpipes as well as 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. Unblocking the roofing system from unwanted materials also aids in the durability of the downpipes and gutters. As a result, you are saved from unnecessary replacement costs.
Leaf screening reduces the chances of a home being attacked by bushfires.
A house surrounded by vegetation such as tees gets its roof accumulates dry leaves with time. As a result, a bushfire can easily spread from the trees to your house. A dry leaf accumulation on the roof can easily facilitate the fire from the vegetation and spread it to the roof. This makes a house to catch fire, leading to a lot of losses. It is thus important to do a periodic leaf screening to avoid roof leaf accumulation that might cause bushfires.
Leaf screening helps in water harvesting by enabling water to freely flow.
Clogged gutters an roofs hinder the free flow of water. This makes the collection of rainwater hard. By removing all leaves, and debris on the roofing system, leaf screening facilitates the free flow of harvested water.