The Truth about Gutter Guards and Covers

As we make our way into the Fall, many homeowners in Plano, Texas have been considering how to handle the accumulation of leaves in their gutters. 

Gutter guards – or covers – have popped up all over the place as a solution for preventing leaves and debris from clogging gutters. But are they worth it? Castle Doctor can help you navigate the world of gutter guards and help you make an educated decision on whether or not to install gutter guards at your home.

Types of Gutter Guards

There are various products on the market, each unique in its approach at keeping leaves out while letting water in:

·     Reverse curve gutter guards: This type of guard is installed to help the water flow around the curve and into the gutter, while letting the leaves fall to the ground.

·     Mesh gutter guards: Very simple to install, sheets of mesh are attached above the gutter at the roofline.

·     Nylon gutter guards: Pliable, nylon sheet that is bent over the gutter to prevent debris from falling in. These are also great in the Northern states, where ice accumulation and snow are common gutter problems.

·     Bottle brush gutter guards: Think of a bottle brush placed on it’s side in the gutter to prevent leaves from falling in and clogging the gutter.

·     Foam gutter guard: Similar to the nylon guards, the foam guards fit into the gutter, blocking all debris.

Are Gutter Guards Right for My Needs?

When considering installing gutter guards to fulfill your maintenance needs in Plano, TX, it is important to realize that gutter guards still require some maintenance. Yes, they cut maintenance, but you may still have to clean debris off the top of the gutters. Also, some types – like the mesh variety – may keep leaves out, but do little to prevent spores, small seeds, etc. from clogging the gutter.

If you are considering gutter guards, give Castle Doctors a call today! We can recommend an installation method that is best for your home, and we can handle all maintenance moving forward. It's what we do!

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