The best gutter guard is necessary to keep your gutters clean and free-flowing if you have heavy tree debris conditions. By what criteria do you select the best gutter guard? Is price the answer? Usually not. The best gutter guard may not be the most expensive one. There are four types of gutter covers available. Screening devices are the first type.
Simply put they are inadequate. Primitive gutter mesh passes sufficient debris to clog the gutter and the most recent micro mesh types, even though they may not let any debris into the gutter, lets debris stay on top of the gutter screen and keeps water out.
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The best gutter guard is necessary to keep your gutters clean and free-flowing if you have heavy tree debris conditions.
Maintenance is always an issue with all types of gutter guards. With screens, they either have to be removed to clean the gutters inside or the tops have to be cleaned which often proves a big problem.
The rounded nose or fin-type (with or without the trough) has to be taken off the gutters, disconnected from the roof, and then reinstalled whereas, with the louvered products, they can usually be maintained by brushing with a telescopic pole and brush assembly.
Removal of the gutter guards is never required with the double row design, however, with the single row design, it may be necessary to remove the gutter cover at the downspout.