Gutters need protection from debris. Without it, they would end up getting clogged and cause serious leaks. That’s why many people install screens for gutter protection.
What you may not know is that screens aren’t the most efficient solution. Here’s where they can fail.
Where Screens Fail
Screen filters are placed on top of gutters to keep leaves and sticks from entering the downspout. In this sense, screens act as a gate to ensure the flow is continuous. It’s also affordable and easy to install. All you need is to position it on top, and it’s ready to go.
This is generally a great form of gutter protection. The only issue is that sometimes they can get overloaded. Screens cannot wash off the leaves, granules and branches. They will eventually pile on top of the system. If you don’t regularly clean them off, your gutters will get weighed down and collapse, or they won’t be able to route rainwater away from your roof.
How Gutter Helmet® Fixes It
To solve the issue of gutter overloading, you need to wash off the debris. With a screen, they have small holes to let the water flow in. Unfortunately, there are small things that can still get stuck or wash inside. That’s why the screens aren’t efficient enough to be a long-term solution.
At Seamless Exterior, we recognize the benefits of long-term protection for your home. We offer a high-quality solution using Gutter Helmet®. With a unique combination of nose-forward design and the principle of surface tension, it’s able to push debris off the side of the gutters so these items don’t clog these rainwater channels.
With our gutter guard system, your home can get better, low-maintenance protection. Call us today at (319) 243-3600 to learn more about our products and services. We serve the areas of Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Marshalltown, IA.