Pros & Cons of Gutter Guards
A gutter screen or gutter guard is the best method to keep to gutters cleaner for a longer period of time. The longer the gutters are clean the less money you spend on cleaning gutters. If you are looking for the best type of gutter guards here are a list of some and some pros and cons of gutters.
Metal Screen Gutter guards
The cheapest version of gutter guards is metal screens. price on some of these screens starts from 3.99 and can be purchased in any Homedepot. We believe metal screens are not the best option. They let small organic matters into the gutter. After 6 months you start seeing bushes and trees start growing from your gutters.
Plastic Screens Gutter Guard
Plastic Screens are also mostly used these days and are popular because of their low cost. These plastic screens work similar to Metal Screens and let small debris into the gutter. You will need to clean gutters once a year even if you have these plastic screen gutter guards.
Reverse Curve Gutter Guard
This is a big name and well know gutter guard that many gutter installation companies use. This type of gutter guard is a little pricey and you will need a professional installation. It consists of plastic and round sheet of metal. The round metal directs the rain into the gutter and it is very difficult for debris to get into the gutter. Organic debris still can get into to the gutter, but very difficult. We suggest cleaning the gutter once every 2 years if you use this kind of gutter guard.
Sponges or Pipe Cleaners
Time-saving gutter guard. This type of gutter guards look likes a sponge and goes into your gutters and that’s it. You are done! This type of gutter guards goes bad after few years. You can pull them out and shake them few times. They may break in pieces just because being in the sun and rain for too long.
Mirco-Mesh Gutter Guard
This an expensive, and very best of gutter guards. This type of gutter guard must only be installed by the professionals. The micro-mesh guards made from steel, and have very tiny holes that let water drain, but debris such as pine needle can go through. Such a gutter guard permits the rain water fall into the gutters even if the Mirco-Mesh is covered by the trash. During fall you can simply clean the top of the mesh with the blower of just a simple brush.