Gutters provide protection to your roof and foundation; they prevent water runoff from collecting and causing damage. The gutter system also needs protection from debris buildup. A gutter guard is a simple, inexpensive gem that your local roofing service can put up which will prevent the buildup of debris.
Types of Gutter Guards
Mesh guards have small holes that let the water in but keep most solid objects out. Bottle brush guards are similar to pokey spikes you place on a rooftop to prevent pigeons from roosting. Their bristle-like material catches objects like leaves while allowing water to flow into the downspout. Nylon guards have a foam-like property that allows water to flow through but keeps nearly everything else out. Nylon is great for preventing ice and snow buildup. The reverse curve guard is a barrier placed over gutters. It has a downward curve which allows water to drip into the gutter and solid objects to fall to the ground.
Gutter Guards Don’t Mean Your Gutter Is Maintenance-Free
Although gutter guards are designed to keep most objects out, your gutter has to be inspected periodically. Pine needles, of which the Pacific Northwest has many, are small enough to get through most guards. Other tiny objects can also make their way inside the gutter.
Interested in Having a Gutter Guard Installed on Your Sammamish Home?
We’re happy to perform periodic inspections, clean your gutter and your gutter guard. We provide a comprehensive service that also includes deck and fence repair and installation. We can tell you from experience that, while a gutter guard is very useful, it’s not a substitute for maintenance. Contact us today for a free consultation!
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