Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sizing Up Gutter Guards Screens Which is best for you?

So you realize you're gutters have been getting clogged and dread the seasonal chore of scooping out the mess?  Maybe, you have considered gutter covers or guards as a solution?
With or without gutter covers, you need to have a maintenance plan. I applaud you for even thinking about the care of your spouts. . You should have your eyes on your gutters 4 times per year. This doesn't necessarily mean a cleaning would be required. However, keep an eye on them. You don't know what may clump up in your gutters- tennis balls, birds' nests, a stick, roofing sediment. That is all in addition to the seasonal debris- seeds in the spring, leaves in the fall. Again, check them quarterly for proper flow during rain and expect to need a cleaning 1-2 times per year.
"after cleaning pic" Sometimes, we just can't make people understand that the screen was useless.

The unfortunate fact is that many invest in a gutter protection system with empty promises like "never clean your gutters again" or "no clog guarantee".  Sadly, you may find out that when you try get the installer to make good on their warranty, suddenly they have left town.

To help you with a little buyer beware regarding gutter covers, I have taken pictures and notes on the different kinds of guards, screens, etc. that we have come across in the 7+years cleaning out gutters with covers.

The common misconception with gutter covers is that you will never have to worry about cleaning out your gutters again.
There are several forms of the gutter cover systems all of which have their own issues. Read the product description carefully. Most of the time, you will find that the manufacturer is recommending that you still have your gutters inspected at a minimum annually.
To read more, go to our full site Mr. Green Gutter Cleaning


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  2. Well it’s really good information on the topic of Gutter Guards. Thanks for sharing with us.