The Type of Gutter System You Have Can Make All the Difference
No two gutters are created equal. There’s a big difference between high-quality seamless LeafGuard® gutters and lower quality gutter mesh and covers. Seamless gutters go a long way toward keeping out dirt and debris which can clog your gutters. When your gutters get clogged with leaves and twigs, the rainwater can’t flow from your roof onto the ground effectively, so it tends to pool around your foundation.
Clogged gutters can lead to:
- Soil erosion
- Damage to siding, foundation and eaves
- Standing water
The type of gutter system you have can make all the difference. Let’s take a look at LeafGuard® Seamless Gutters vs. Gutter Mesh and Gutter Covers.
GUTTER MESH AND GUTTER COVERS
Mesh, screens and covers that are placed over existing gutters are least effective in the war on debris collection. These screens are meant to keep out larger pieces of debris such as leaves and sticks, but they allow dirt and tiny particles into the gutter itself. What does this mean to you? You still have to clean out your gutters once or twice a year, more if you live in a heavily shaded area. This involves taking off the covers and screens, adding to an already arduous task that involves getting up on a ladder and risking a fall. You need to invest in all the proper equipment, including extendable ladders with standoff stabilizers to be safe, says HouseLogic.
LEAFGUARD® SEAMLESS GUTTERS
Seamless gutters are guaranteed to prevent clogging for as long as you own your home, allowing the rainwater to cling to the hood and fall into the gutter. Featuring the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, seamless gutters by LeafGuard® can do away with those annoying clogs while allowing water to flow freely, the way it’s supposed to. This is a one-piece gutter system with a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris. This unique, seamless design offers the following benefits:
- No need to clean gutters
- Durable, custom fit gutters
- 20 percent thicker aluminum that is rust-proof and won’t deteriorate
- Low-profile design that doesn’t get in the way of future roofing projects or warranties
- Patented covered gutter system
Seamless gutters don’t get clogged like screen or mesh does, which means you don’t have to get up on the roof or high on a ladder to clean them out every season. They also aren’t easily damaged like screens are, which can be very fragile. Common causes of gutter failure include ice build-up, snow, pine needles, leaves, and twigs. Improper installation is also an issue that can lead to further gutter failure. That’s why you should have a professional install your new seamless gutters for smooth flowing rainwater every time.
If you’re eager to do away with your sub-par gutter mesh and want to go with a higher quality seamless gutter system, get in touch with our experts at Home Solutions of Iowa.