For many people, the idea of climbing up a latter and cleaning out their gutters is the last thing they want to do. Installing gutter screens or guards may be a solution for those that are looking to do less maintenance on their home.
Still, gutter screens are not a perfect solution, and homeowners should be aware of the benefits and drawbacks of installing gutter guards or screens before they commit to the extra cost.
What are gutter guards?
Gutter guards or gutter screens act as filters that block any debris from entering and blocking your gutters. The also prevent animals from making nests or homes in your gutters. Water is still able to flow through them, but they prevent or reduce clogged gutters caused by leaves and other debris. While they will prevent a lot of the larger debris from entering, smaller particles will still be able to enter the gutter.
Types of gutter guards or screens
There are different types of gutter screens and guards can be categorized as screens, inserts and reverse curves. The type that is best for your home will depend on a variety of factors including your location and the number of trees close to your home.
Are they worth it?
The cost of gutter screens or guards can vary widely, but many find it worth the price tag when they compare it to the cost of having their gutters professionally cleaned twice a year. For those that usually clean their gutter themselves, it’s often worth it to not have to scoop out all the junk that accumulates in open gutters.
While having gutter screens will reduce the amount of cleaning your gutters will need, it won’t eliminate it completely. Homeowners with gutter screens will still need to clean their gutters. However, they will require less cleaning, and it will be easier.
Good to Go Gutters
Still not sure if you need gutter screens? Give Good to Go Gutters a call today. We can come out and look at your new home and help you decide if they will be a worthwhile investment for your property.