Low Quality Guards
Low quality guards (especially those made from plain old plastic) can easily break down when exposed to the elements. Harsh sunlight, freezing temperatures and shifting moisture levels will cause the aforementioned cheap guards to crack and warp on their own. Get enough cracks or warping and you have holes big enough for leaves, other larger pieces of debris and water to slip through. How can water be a problem you may ask, in these kinds of cases water can devastating because it expands when it freezes. If you have any questions or concerns give us a call today.