Types of Gutter Guards For Your Home
Your home’s gutters perform a crucial job by preventing water damage brought on by excessive rain. However, your gutters can’t properly transport this water away from your property when they are clogged with debris. They may even begin to sag and pull away from your roof, increasing the possibility of major water damage that could lead to rot, mold growth, or structural damage.
Gutter guards offer a practical solution by blocking debris from entering your gutters. There are different types of gutter guards and as a homeowner, you should be familiar with all of them before deciding to install one.
Types of Gutter Guards
Micro-mesh gutter guard is one of the most effective types of gutter guards. It has tiny holes that are barely visible to the naked eye allowing water to pass through while effectively keeping the debris out. They are highly recommended by many roofing experts because they are durable since they are typically made of stainless steel. They are made to withstand any weather conditions and they are also quite easy to maintain.
A mesh gutter guard is another type of gutter guard that features holes through which debris can get caught while still allowing water to pass through. Its holes are slightly bigger than the micro-mesh gutter guard but are still effective in blocking out large debris while improving water flow. They are very popular with homeowners today because they are also easy to maintain. The downside, however, is that they are one of the most expensive gutter guard options in the market today. But if you will take into account the functionality it brings, the benefits definitely outweigh the cost.
Screen gutter guards aim to prevent larger debris (or animals) from entering the gutter system, while still allowing water to pass through. Micro-mesh and mesh gutter guards are an example of this. The only drawback of this type of gutter guard is that it will require a thorough regular cleaning at least once a year to ensure that it will continue to function properly and effectively.
- Reverse Curve/Surface Tension
This type of gutter guard is designed to direct rainwater downward. At the same time, they also prevent leaves and other debris from building up in your gutters by causing them to fall straight to the ground. However, the downside is that they will require professional installation since they can cause damage to your roof if they are not installed properly. They can also be seen from the ground, which could alter the appearance of your home.
Brush gutter guards are made up of bristles and resemble big brushes that sit upright inside the gutters. The upright position causes the leaves and other large debris to stay on top of them while still enabling rainwater to flow through your gutters. This type of gutter guard is quite easy to install, however, they are ineffective in blocking the smaller debris. Because of this, they clog very easily. And it will also require a lot of maintenance since you have to remove the entire gutter guard system just to get them cleaned.
This type of gutter guard refers to the foam pieces that fit within your gutters and prevent debris from building up. They are inexpensive and quite easy to install because they are more lightweight than many other gutter guard options. The downside, however, is that they will require more maintenance. Seedlings and trees can also grow inside the foam guards which can damage your gutters.
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