The main role of leaf guards for gutters is to protect your gutters from large debris such as; leaves, twigs, pine needles, etc., from accumulating in your gutters and causing them to become clogged. This will save you from a long list of problems occurring such as; your basement from flooding, your landscaping flooding, mold from forming, and more. Not to mention, it can also prevent insects like mosquitos from breeding in your gutters and several other issues such as fires from breaking out. Do you live in a place that deals with bushfires? If that’s the case, then you need the added protection. This is because when a bushfire breaks out, the wind is capable of carrying the embers a long distance. If these embers come in contact with the dry debris in your gutters, they can cause a fire. Unfortunately, the fire will then be able to spread to other areas. Leaf guards will be able to protect your gutters from accumulating dry debris to prevent embers from causing a fire due to your gutters being full.