Mixed Messages about Gutter Guards

Gutter guards do an excellent job of protecting the gutters from debris build-up when meeting certain criteria. If the gutter guard system is chosen to complement the style of the roof and its configuration, and match the home’s climate zone… Read More »

When and Why Gutter Guards don’t Work

When they work, gutter guards and other kinds of gutter protectors do a good job of allowing water to drain toward the downspouts while keeping debris out of the gutter channel. Different types have different designs and purposes. However, no… Read More »

Pros and Cons of Screen Gutter Guards

If you are in the habit of cleaning the gutters yourself, you might be looking for a better way to maintain your gutter system. Gutter guards offer an alternative for homeowners who have to clean the gutters two to three… Read More »

When to Install Oversized Downspouts

While downspouts are often overlooked by homeowners when they purchase or maintain a gutter system, downpipes play an important role in protecting a home’s exterior. Standard 5-inch gutters are typically paired with a 2 x 3-inch downspout. However, there are… Read More »

Advice on Buying Gutter Guards

When gutter guards are selected to work with your home’s microclimate and climatic region, they do an excellent job of keeping debris from entering the gutter system. However, in order to get the most out of gutter covers that fully… Read More »

Should You Remove Gutter Guards?

Leaf screens, gutter guards or other types of gutter protectors are designed to filter rainwater, keep debris out of the gutter channel, and to reduce the amount of time spent in maintaining the gutters. In most cases, leaf screens or… Read More »

Dos and Don’ts of Leaf Protection

Gutter guards can help keep your gutter system free of debris and reduce the amount of time you have to spend clearing out the gutters. If you already have some type of gutter protection in place, or if you’re thinking… Read More »

Things to Look for When Buying Gutter Guards

Leaf protection systems do help prevent debris from entering the gutters and can be a valuable element of any home maintenance strategy. But after weighing the pros and cons regarding the different types of leaf protection available, there are still… Read More »

Pros and Cons of Gutter Guards

There are gutter professionals who strongly feel that gutter guards do a good job of preventing debris from landing in the gutters. Other gutter professionals think that leaf protection systems might actually encourage plant growth and be detrimental in the… Read More »

Why Gutter Protection is Important

Gutters need to be clear of debris to allow rainwater to flow freely through the gutter system. While it might be a pain to clean your gutters the recommended twice a year, it’s probably more of a pain to have… Read More »