Blog The Trouble With Micro-Mesh Gutter Guards June 22, 2021June 4, 2021Jeremy KelseyGutter Protection If you have friends or neighbors with micro-mesh rain gutter guards, chances are they’re not happy with the performance of the product. This is because debris frequently builds up on these guards or water deflects off the fine mesh, causing more problems than before it was installed. It doesn’t matter what a manufacturer claims: the fact is, micro-mesh gutter guards will still need to be serviced once or twice per year. Here’s why: ‘What Do You Mean I Have to Clean the Gutter Guards?’ There are two primary kinds of micro-mesh guards: one that sits flat and another that slips under the shingle at a slight angle. The first design tends to collect debris because wind can’t blow it off easily, while the angled guard has a tendency to cause water to overshoot the gutter. Another issue is that eventually the filter itself will become clogged in certain areas. The only way to solve this problem is to remove the debris by hand and power-wash the screen to clean the dirt out of the tiny mesh openings – or to replace the micro-mesh guard entirely. The Solution: A Solid Gutter Cover You don’t need to write off gutter guards if you know people who have had bad results; instead, do your research and choose your gutter guard system wisely. As a result of surface tension, water will cling to the front of the solid cover of Gutter Helmet® and move into the gutter, while the nose-forward design will cause debris to drop off of it. There’s no way for leaves, twigs and other gutter-clogging material to get into the gutters, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning gutters or gutter guards. Learn More About Gutter Helmet® Gutter Helmet® has been America’s #1 choice in gutter protection for over 30 years. This patented system is one of the best gutter cover systems offered to consumers because it saves time and money. Learn this for yourself by calling (800) 824-3772 to schedule a free, in-home consultation with your nearest Gutter Helmet dealer.