Gutter covers are designed to offer 24/7 protections against clogging, and none of us has the time to clean our gutters out every time new leaves fall into them. Gutter cleaning is time-consuming, dirty and risky if you do it yourself, and it’s expensive if you have someone else do it properly and do it as often enough as it needs to be done in order to keep your gutters and down pipes flowing freely.
When we recommend a specific gutter guard for your home, we take into consideration the specifics of your home’s architecture, that is, factors like:
- Roof pitch (steep or shallow)
- Roof size in square feet (a large area of roof gathers a lot of water and not all gutter guards function properly in high volume situations)
- The number and size of any roof valleys (valleys act like funnels, collecting lots of water and focusing a stream of it into a narrow area that can overwhelm some covers)
- …and other features of your home, too.
Then, we also look at the characteristics of your property:
- The numbers of trees
- The types of trees (pines and willow leaves are the hardest ones for most covers to deal with)
- How close to your home the trees may be
- Whether the trees will grow taller, producing even more leaves in the future.
Likewise, no one brand of gutter guard can possibly be the optimal one in every single home situation – but this is nevertheless the approach taken by companies that only offer one product.
Learn more here about the types of gutter guards we install…