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Finding the right gutter protection is tough, especially with the dozens of products claiming to be the best gutter systems in preventing debris blockage. We’ll save you the trouble of trying them all by weighing the pros and cons of various popular gutter guards in this blog post.

The Filtration System

This gutter protection system is made of a metal mesh laid on top of gutters to filter fallen leaves and other blockage-causing debris. The good news is it only takes a short time to install. The downside, however, is that the gutter mesh doesn’t get rid of clogged gutters entirely. Leaves could still pile up on top of the metal mesh and interfere with rainwater drainage. In addition, these covers often do not last long.

The Soft Sponge Defense

The sponge is a highly absorbent material. No wonder many homeowners believe it could solve gutter clogs. This is a simple product made of sponge. When put inside the gutters, it keeps debris out while still allowing rainwater to flow freely from the gutters to the downspouts. However, the damp foam typically causes molds to form easily or allows excess rainwater to seep through the gutters and affect the exterior siding. When exposed to fluctuating temperatures, sponge gutter protectors don’t last very long.

The Protective Brush

A gutter brush is also placed inside gutters like the foam gutter protection system. Its spikes prevent the debris from entering the gutters, while still letting rainwater through. The pitfall of this gutter protection system is the high maintenance it demands. You have to get up there to remove the leaves and other debris stuck in the spikes.

The Surface Tension Solution

At the end of the day, you’ll simply want to sit back and relax without worrying about clogged gutters or arduous chores. Only one gutter protection system can promise you’ll never have to clean your gutters again: The Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system. All you have to do is hire your trusted gutter contractor to place the covers firmly on top of your gutters and the patented nose forward design will do the rest for you.

Gutter Helmet of Western North Carolina is a proud authorized dealer of the of one of the best gutter systems on the market. Call us today at (828) 237-3001 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free project estimate. We serve homeowners in Mill Springs, North Carolina.