Unexpected Gutter Guests

It’s finally here: the first day of spring! Now that there won’t be any more snow (fingers crossed), you can finally see what’s going on with your roof and gutters. You might be surprised to find that the winter weather made for some unwelcome gutter guests.


Tweet tweet! Not all birds fly south for the winter, so they need to find new a home when shrubbery no longer protects them from the cold weather. There’s a good chance they took up residence in your gutters, since that’s one of the most common bird hiding spots.


Gutters are a bug’s version of Club Med. They’re dark, damp, and free of humans, not to mention that the leaves accumulated in dirty gutters provide the perfect cover from harsh weather. Those dirty gutters also provide good breeding grounds, so if you notice an influx of bugs around your home, your gutters might be to blame.


Do you ever hear scratching noises coming from your roof? If so, you might have some fuzzy critters hiding in your gutters. Chipmunks, squirrels, and other rodents may help keep insects out of your gutters, but that doesn’t make them any more welcome as guests. Rodents tend to carry diseases, so you don’t want them hanging around in your gutters either.


Remember when little Tommy hit that fly ball that you could never find? How about the dozens of frisbees you used to have that mysteriously disappeared? Well, they may have made a new home in your gutters. Stray balls in your gutters can cause them to become ideal homes for some of the aforementioned critters.

An easy way to avoid having unwelcome gutter guests is by installing gutter helmets. Keystone Gutter Helmet’s patented gutter protection system keeps leaves, debris, and critters out of your gutters, so you don’t have to worry about them getting clogged and attracting pests. Start protecting your gutters today, and call us at 610-372-4383.