If working on clogged gutters already seems like an overwhelming thing for you to do, check out the article created by homeadvisor.com as it may help you a lot in dealing with this chore. No more weekends spent cleaning, climbing ladders, and balancing from the edge of a roof to deal with gutters.
Leaf Guards Options
Gutter leaf guards come in 2 styles (1) gutter screens and (2) surface tension models. This article gives you a list of pros and cons for both options for your reference.
- Gutter Screens – a barrier applied on top of your gutter to ensure debris doesn’t enter your gutters.
- CON – smaller debris can still fall through the holes and even clog up your gutter
- PRO – clean up is less messy since the debris found on top of the screen will not decompose within the gutter itself.
- Surface Tension models – same as the gutter screen, this fits right over your pre-existing gutters but entirely encloses the opening, leaving a small slit between the guard and the gutter.
- CON – there is always no such thing as a perfect leaf guard. Smaller debris will still enter the gutter eventually, and since this is an enclosed model, cleaning it may be a bit of a struggle.
- PRO – effective at removing the debris with its high tech design.
But Is It Worth It?
Contact your roofer to check which leaf guards best suits you; the gutter screen, which costs lesser than the surface tension model or vice versa. You should also ask yourself several times if there is a need to install this and if the expenses will equate the benefits before deciding to install this in your gutter.