Gutter Guard System
Corpus Christi Gutters has experienced and skilled craftsmen that will install the right gutter guard system for your home or commercial property. Gutter guards fit over your gutters to protect the gutter system from leaves and debris. The three most common types of gutter guards are screen, fine mesh, and surface tension. Each type of gutter guard comes with pros and cons, but they all are very helpful in keeping large amounts of leaves, pine needles, seeds, acorns, and sticks from becoming lodged in your gutters.
However, gutter guard systems are not easy to install, and it is not recommended that you try to install them yourself. Not only is the entire job completed on top of a ladder, the guards must be installed correctly in order for them to function as intended. Because some of the guards are installed under the shingles of the roof, it is especially necessary to know what you are doing. It is very costly if to have to replace parts of your roof if it becomes damaged.
Hire the professionals at Corpus Christi Gutters to install a gutter guard system for your property. We will get the job completed efficiently and correctly.
Screen Gutter Guards
Screens are the most commonly used type of gutter guard for a few reasons. First, they are popular because they are easy to install and inexpensive. Second, they come in a variety of sizes, and different materials. This versatility improves the ease of installation. Third, they are less expensive. Although screen guards protect gutters from leaves, the holes in the screens allow pine needs and seeds to get through. This means that the screens have to be cleaned regularly so that they don’t become clogged. Typically we don’t recommend these types of guards. Because we have the skill and experience to install gutter guards that provide more protection for the gutters, we prefer to use guards that don’t have the maintenance issues that screen guards can have.
Fine Mesh Gutter Guards
Fine mesh guards are very similar to screen guards, but they provide more protection from all but the smallest types of debris. Pine needles and seeds will not get through fine mesh guards, but shingle grit can fit through. This means that these guards will need occasional cleaning, but they are much easier to clean than screens. Depending on the type of material used to make the fine mesh screen, they can be very durable. The best fine mesh gutters are made from surgical stainless steel. However, a downside of this type of gutter guard is that they can sometime be difficult to find, and they are not available in a wide variety of colors.
Surface Tension Gutter Guards
Surface tension guards are installed to fit over the top of the gutters, and with the pitch of the roof. When it rains, water clings to the rounded edge of the guard and flows into the gutter, while leaves and other debris fall over the edge and do not go into the gutters. While these guards are effective and low maintenance, it is essential that they are installed correctly. We have fixed these guards for customers who have them installed incorrectly and experience problems.
Gutter guards can be helpful to your gutter system, only if they are installed correctly. Hire the experts at Corpus Christi Gutters to discuss adding a gutter guard system to your gutter system today.
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