LEAF & GUTTER PROTECTION
If you want the best gutter cover system, then consider installing a gutter guard. Our gutter professionals have done extensive research on the best gutter guard systems the industry has to offer. Commonly known as leaf guards, gutter guards are the best solution to keep your gutters free of leaves, debris, small animals and pests.
Do I Need A Gutter Guard System?
A gutter guard system is important because it prevents clogs and keeps your gutters working properly. Installing a gutter guard system will significantly decrease the amount of maintenance required on your gutter system and with the right guard, could eliminate most of the cleaning required.
If you plan to maintain your gutters with a gutter guard then it will require you to clean your gutters and downspouts at least twice a year. This ensures that your entire system will be able to handle the highest capacity of rainfall. This will also protect your house against mildew, landscape erosion, rotted fascia and deterioration of the foundation. Depending on the area you live in, seasonal cleaning might be needed more frequently.
If cleaning your gutter twice a year is something you wish to avoid then the alternative option is installing gutter guards. One concern that most clients have is the initial cost. Unless you plan to clean the gutters yourself, within two to three years the costs to have your gutters maintenanced can often be much higher than the cost of installing gutter guards. The value of having a covered gutter system is often worth the initial cost because it eliminates the need to regularly clean your gutters and provides long-term protection to your home.
Another benefit to having a gutter guard system is that it provides added strength during storms. The high winds and falling branches can loosen your system from your home, or tear it down completely. Gutter guards provide added strength and reduce the risk of needing to install an entirely new gutter system after a rough storm.
What Are Some Different Types of Gutter Guards?
There are five main types of gutter guards available on the market today. They are screen guards, micro mesh guards, reverse curve guards, brush guards, and foam guards. Each type of gutter guard system has its own advantages.
Screen guards are made up of a wire or plastic grid that prevents leaves from entering the gutters. Screen guards are considered the easiest to install. This is done by lifting the bottom row of shingles and sliding the edges of the screen guards underneath so that the weight of the shingles holds the screen in place.
Micro-mesh gutter guards are very close to screen guards, except that the mesh has much smaller holes that block twigs and debris. There are three different types of installation methods: sliding the mesh under the first row of roof shingles, snapping the gutter guards onto the lip of the gutter, or fascinging a flange straight to the fascia.
Reverse-curve gutter guards are designed from a light metal or plastic material that is molded into a downward curve. The water flows over the top of the downward curve and into the gutter beneath. This allows the leaves and debris to fall right off the side of the gutters and work well for keeping them out of the gutter.
Brush gutter guards are basically oversized pipe cleaners that will sit inside the gutter, and will stop the larger leaves and branches from clogging your gutters. Brush guards are the easiest to install. Simply measure out the lengths of your gutters, cut the brush guard to that length and slide it in.
Foam guards are another easy-to-install option. They are essentially a triangular block of foam that sits inside the gutter. There is a flat side of the foam that faces up towards the top of the gutter and prevents debris from entering, while there is also a flat side facing downward which allows water to flow through underneath.
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