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Selecting Gutter Guards Part 1: The Features to Look For

By December 2, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

If your gutter system is prone to clogging due to the accumulation of leaves, pine needles, and debris, consider investing in gutter guards. This helps protect your system from debris buildup, while keeping your home free from water damage.

Gutter Guards

In the first installment of our two-part blog, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern Shore discusses some of the essentials you need to consider when investing in gutter guards.

1. Type and Material. Be sure that your gutter guard or leaf filter in Salisbury, Maryland has a sturdy build. Let’s start with some of the materials used for these products. These range from soft metals and plastic to tougher aluminum and steel. They also come in many types, each offering different ways of keeping your gutters clog-free. Leaf filters may come in mesh form, which features holes and slots where water flows in. Some are available in brush or foam. While they can be effective, you’ll still need to clean them every now and then. Gutter Helmet, for its part, has a nose-forward design that allows rainwater to flow through while keeping most debris out.

2. Service Life. You’ll want gutter guards that can provide lasting performance. It won’t do if they’re already failing at the slightest breeze or rain. Some options you can get from a store can be cost-effective. Unfortunately, they may last only a few years. To avoid worrying about replacement in the near future, choose our complete gutter guard system. It ensures a perfect fit to your gutters.

3. Installation. Every gutter guard and leaf filter in Salisbury, Maryland requires proper installation. There are options in home improvement stores that allow homeowners to install it themselves. If you’re planning DIY, you must have the necessary knowledge to properly do the job. You should also expect the amount of work involved in this project. For smooth and stress-free installation, however, turn to Gutter Helmet of Eastern Shore. This ensures proper workmanship, while letting you avoid the safety risks involved with a DIY job.

Turn to Gutter Helmet of Easter Shore for quality solutions to your gutter needs. Call us at (866) 333-8150 to learn more. Watch out for the second installment of our two-part blog, where we discuss what makes our Gutter Helmet protection systems an ideal choice.