Gutters and downspouts clogged? Constantly cleaning your gutters? Have water damage to the foundation or your basement? Do you need a Gutter Guard to eliminate the problem but don’t know which one to choose? Well, you are not alone! There are dozens to choose from and all claim to “Keep Out Debris”.  Getting the right one can be a frustrating, and in some cases a very costly experience.

Pine Needles

So making the right decision the first time not only can eliminate the problem but save you money in the long run. To do it right, however, means you need to do some research and pick the right gutter protection system for your particular circumstances. You also need to consider the reputation of the local dealer/supplier. Even the best product can fail if it’s not installed properly.

There are basically four different types of gutter guards: Micro Mesh, Reverse Curve, Foam/Brush, and Metal/Plastic Screens and each one will perform differently in different environments. For example, a reverse curve gutter cover will not perform well with pine needles, helicopters, or other small debris and the inexpensive metal and plastic gutter screens are only good for temporary protection.

Reverse Curve

So, how do you make the right decision? Here are some factors to consider: The type of gutter guard and how it works, what it’s made of and how durable it will it be over the long term, the type of trees and debris around your home, how close they are to your home, the overall cost of the product with installation, and the reputation of the company you are going to hire.

Over the next few weeks we will consider each of these factors with real life experiences to help you make an informed decision. In our next article we will discuss Micro Mesh Gutter Guards, how they work and how they compare to other Gutter Guards.

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