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Gutter covers function much like roofs over homes. While your gutters are designed to withstand various elements, gutter covers help maximize and even extend the lifespan of your gutters and eaves. In today’s post, MR. FIX-IT™, recipient of positive Gutter Helmet® reviews, talks about the most common types of gutter covers and how they could help maintain your gutters.

Good Coverage: Examining Different Types of Gutter Covers

Mesh Gutter Guards

Mesh gutter guards are metal sheets with many tiny holes. They are attached to the roof shingles, extending over the gutters to cover them. Mesh gutter guards act as screens, stopping leaves, pine needles and other debris from clogging your gutters while allowing rainwater to pass through.

Bottle Brush Gutter Guards

Bottle brush gutter (or gutter brush) covers are bristles that are placed in your gutters so debris will cling onto them instead of clogging the gutters. They’re also are one of the easiest gutter covers to install.

Foam Gutter Guards

Foam gutter guards are made of porous polyurethane, which blocks all debris except for water. Foam gutter guards take up most of the space in your gutters, leaving no room for debris, but allowing water to flow.

Nylon Gutter Guards

Nylon gutter guards can easily be slipped into your gutter, eliminating the need to attach them onto your roof shingles. These types of gutter covers are ideal for homes in areas that experience heavy snow. The unique design of nylon gutter guards prevents snow and ice dams from accumulating in your gutters.

Reverse-Curve Gutter Guards

Reverse-curve gutter covers like Gutter Helmet are perhaps the most efficient type of gutter covers on the market. While other gutter guards block various debris from getting into your gutters, the debris is still left sitting on top of the contraption. You’d still need to clean them. The foam and bottle brush covers also need to be replaced more often as they are not as durable as the other covers.

With the help of surface tension, reverse-curve gutter guards are sloped at such an angle that allows water to flow downwards into the gutters. As a result, the leaves and other junk merely slide off and fall to the ground, where they can be cleaned more easily.

Installing Gutter Helmet products will guarantee you never have to worry about clogged gutters again. Turn to MR. FIX-IT for professionally installed gutter covers. You may call us at (866) 985-9437. We serve Ashland, VA.