The gutter controls where the water flows once it has left your roof. However, the gutter can become filled with debris, which can impede water flow from your top. This can result in costly complications, which gutter guards can mitigate.
Gutter guards are, however, a loose term that refers to any gadget that goes over your gutter intending to trap Any debris that comes down from your roof.
Cleaning the gutters along the roof on any house, but luckily, we at Summit Roofing and Gutters are willing to offer you this and all other roofing solutions. Going back to gutter guards, there are five main types of gutter guard designs, namely;
- Micro mesh
- Reverse curve
The screen options are very popular, allowing water to flow into your gutters as in a normal situation without their presence. As it does this, the mesh screen will be working to trap any debris. The limitation of this gutter guard is that very small debris, such as small pebbles, can pass through the wire and make its way into your gutter.
Are Gutter Guards Worth It?
Companies market gutter guards as being maintenance-free. After reviewing the long-term results, we have realized that this is not entirely true. Gutter guards do a relatively good job in keeping gutters debris-free, which can save you valuable time in gutter cleaning. However, the gutter covers will still require you to make time for routine cleaning and maintenance, and we found that this defeats the whole purpose of investing in them.
In addition, further problems can arise that can result in costly repairs. The main problems we found with gutter covers are;
- Leaks if the guards are not installed properly.
- If the gutter cover is poorly made or is not the right type for that gutter, it can result in leaks and malfunctions.
- Many homeowners falsely perceive that the gutter covers are maintenance-free and, therefore, fail to maintain them, resulting in blockages and additional repair costs.
However, gutter guards are not as ineffective as some belief. To reap the best benefits, we recommend avoiding DIY installation and contacting a credible professional installation company such as Summit Roofing and Gutters.
Overall, gutter cover systems are worth the money as they protect your gutters from debris which can lead to blockages and damage to other drainage pipes, resulting in costly damages. However, installing the gutter covers is not a one-off event, and you should schedule maintenance checks to ensure that any blockages are addressed in time.