Gutter Covers Save You Time,
Money, and Work
Are you still putting up with all the hassle and risk of cleaning your home's gutters? If so, it is time to seriously consider the maintenance and injury-free convenience offered by professionally installed gutter covers.
The concept behind gutter covers is to keep out solid debris like leaves and twigs while allowing rainwater and snowmelt to flow into your gutters. This eliminates the need for periodic gutter cleaning.
Different Types of Gutter Covers
There are several different types of gutter covers on the market today:
Do-It-Yourself Gutter Covers. You can find low-end gutter covers at your local hardware or home improvement store. Some of these gutter covers are mesh screens that lay on top of gutters and are affixed in place with screws or tape. These screens allow water to filter into the gutters while repelling debris.
Other do-it-yourself gutter covers are solid vinyl or metal panels which slide up under your shingles and attach to the outer lip of each gutter section. As debris slides off the top, water trickles down the top edge of the gutter cover and into the gutters themselves.
The problem with self-installed gutter covers is that they aren't really designed to last for more than a few years. Soon, you'll be back on the ladder, fixing or replacing them—which defeats the purpose of why you bought them in the first place.
Professionally-Installed Gutter Covers. The best choice is to invest in gutter covers that are installed by a professional. While the up-front costs will be higher, the gutter covers are more durable and will last for a long time. Some, including Gutter Helmet, offer a lifetime guarantee—so you really can forget about cleaning your gutters ever again.