No homeowner enjoys cleaning out their gutters. It’s a smelly, dirty, miserable job that frankly, we all put off.
Of course, putting it off usually only makes the job even messier. Plus, clogged gutters can easily cause major problems to your home’s structure.
What’s the answer? Well, you could simply dedicate yourself to cleaning the gutters more often. Or … you could install gutter guards. And this is the option that most smart homeowners opt for. Only one problem remains: What type of gutter guards do you choose?
Below, we’ll go over the top three types of gutter guards and let you know their individual advantages and disadvantages.
Is leaf build-up the main problem for your gutters? Screen guards are a great option because they’re easy to install, keep leaves out, and are inexpensive. They’re the most common guard option you’ll see on the market, and there are numerous material types to choose from. Screen guards also come in several different shapes and sizes.
The drawback? If you notice lots of needles and seeds building up in your gutters, this small debris may
Surface Tension Guards
These guards are a bit more complicated. That is, they must be installed at the same slope or angle as your roof. That way, water slides right over the top edge and into the gutter while leaves and other debris stays out. So in other words, proper installation here is key.
The drawbacks of these guards are that they’re the most expensive option, they’re most visible, and in some cases, they aren’t readily available. Also, they can be difficult to install and may not work with certain types of roofs (slate, tile, steel). Still, they’re a great option for keeping big stuff out.
Contact Weatherguard Gutters for Gutter Installations and Repairs
Are you looking to install gutters in your home — or perhaps replace your gutters or guards?
In Vancouver, gutters are an essential part of any building, and it’s important to choose the best-quality of gutters and guards. If you’re having trouble choosing the right gutter type, Weatherguard Gutters would be happy to consult with you.
Weatherguard Gutters is a professional gutter company who has been in the industry for over 25 years, providing high-quality gutter installation in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Our constant goal is to provide the highest-quality level of service and products to our Vancouver-area customers. Not only do we provide new and replacement custom gutter solutions for all types of applications, but we’re also proficient problem-solvers. No matter your gutter issue, our highly-skilled and trained technicians are on the case! Contact us today to request a free quote!