The fall season is the time of year when your seamless gutter system is most vulnerable to leaves and other falling debris. Due to debris falling into your gutter systems, your home has an increased chance of damages over time. To combat this problem, homeowners can install “gutter guards.”
Benefits Of Gutter Guards
- Keeps gutters clogged-free.
- Makes gutter maintenance easier and faster.
- Prevent freezing.
- Prevent ice dams.
- Provides excellent fire protection.
- Improve home value.
- Prevent premature rust and corrosion.
- Improve water flow throughout your gutter.
Types Of Gutter Guards
Foam guard inserts allow water to pass through freely and block unwanted debris from entering into the gutter system.
Perforated metal guards fit underneath the roofing shingles and cover’s the gutter. It is said, this gutter guard is most effective at keeping out the leaves, but not the smaller debris such as needles, pods, and seeds.
The Brush guards are heavy-duty bristles. When these bristles are inserted inside the gutter, its key role is to prevent leaves and debris from building up over time.
Mesh Screens is a super-fine mesh designed to eliminate the problems with perforated metal guards. Due to its material, Perforated metal guards could not handle water well, causing rainwater to simply wash over the systems instead of flowing into the system.
Reverse-curve gutter guard has been around since the early 1900’s, and its performance has been proven time and time again. Its design makes the water flow around the face of the guard and into the gutter system. This is possible because of the surface tension of the guard. Meanwhile, all leaves fall over the curved edge and down to the ground.