Your home’s gutters are more than just an auxiliary piece. They protect your roof and the rest of your exterior from water damage. As with any part of your home, your gutter system also requires some form of protection to keep it performing well. Seamless Exterior, Inc. discusses the different types of gutter protection systems and how Gutter Helmet® outperforms them all.
The basic and inexpensive brush guards utilize heavy-duty bristles which, in theory, will prevent leaves and debris from accumulating in the gutter using a crude form of filtration. In some cases, the brushes work as intended, but the bristles often get stuck with one another, which causes clogging itself.
Foam is a common gutter protection system, an alternative to the previous brush setup. These are inserted directly into the gutters, allowing water to pass through, but keeping large debris from entering. While it is better at keeping the gutters free of debris, shingle granules can pass through the foam freely. Foam gutter guards also have a rather short operating life span and will become brittle in as early as two years after installation.
Designed to reduce leaf litter presence in the gutters, along with larger debris, the problem with mesh screens is, despite their intended purpose, they are likely to be washed away by the water entering the gutters.
Gutter Helmet, with its ability to handle 22 inches of rain per hour without overflowing, makes it the superior choice when it comes to protecting your gutters. It’s a high-performance system with almost a lifetime of operation, installed to be flush and seamless with your roof.
Call us at (319) 243-3600 for more information on Gutter Helmet. We install this high-performance gutter protection system throughout Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Marshalltown, IA.