The biggest reason your rain gutters might not work is because of clogs. With irregular water flows, your gutters can become blocked because of accumulated dirt and debris. While it’s critical to keep your gutters clean, rain gutter guards serve as permanent protection against clogging. If your home is located in an area prone to bushfires, you may want to consider installing gutter guards to protect against fires. Wild embers may get caught on dry leaves in your gutter, creating opportunities for fire to spread. On the other side, intense winters can build pesky ice dams in your gutters. While they may seem harmless, ice dams can damage your home and shorten the life span of your gutter system. Rain gutter guards prevent excess debris from building up and reduce the size of the ice on your gutters. Ultimately, investing in gutter protection saves you time and money from ongoing repairs to your existing gutter system by protecting against rain, snow, fire, and much more.