The best way to protect your gutters from clogs is by installing reliable gutter covers. They protect your gutters from leaf litter, dust and all sorts of debris. There are many types to choose from.
Today, we discuss the four most common types of gutter protection and explain which is the most effective.
1. Foam Covers
Made of porous polyurethane, foam covers are set into the gutter. They shield the gutters from debris while still allowing water to flow. Nonetheless, they deteriorate and become brittle over time. They are usually effective only for one or two years.
2. Gutter Brushes
These bottle brush gutter guards are inexpensive. They feature heavy-duty bristles designed to keep leaves, twigs and other debris away from your gutters. They work well at first, but before long will develop problems that make them ineffective. Debris often gets stuck behind the bristles, which then stick together. Thus, they need ongoing maintenance and frequent replacement. Since the whole point of gutter protection is to reduce gutter maintenance for homeowners, gutter brushes aren’t a worthwhile investment.
3. Fine-Mesh Gutter Guards and Screens
Fine-mesh gutter guards are set across the tops of gutters to keep gutters clear. Sieve-like mesh panels or screens separate leaves and roof debris from rainwater. The mesh is super-fine and small enough to capture sand. This makes them popular for both conventional gutter guards and collecting rainwater. Fine-mesh gutter screens reject almost all debris while also letting water in.
4. Gutter Helmet®
At Barry Best Seamless Gutters, we’re proud to offer Gutter Helmet, the superior gutter protection choice for your home. It uses the principle of surface tension. A ribbed surface prevents debris from entering your gutters. At the same time, it directs water flow into a tiny slit. Gutter Helmet can handle 22 inches of rain per hour without overflowing. It’s also easy to fit over new or existing seamless gutters.
Barry Best serves homeowners in Syracuse, Hamilton and Fayetteville, NY, and nearby areas. Contact us today at (315) 227-3388 and speak to one of our knowledgeable associates.