With so many choices in gutter guard for gutter protection which do you choose? I will explain the differences in the various kinds of gutter guards.
You can find aluminum gutter covers that work on the water adhesion principle, the products do work but there are requirements for cleaning the nose of the system, you should keep it clean so water does not shoot off the gutter, water cannot adhere properly to the dirty nose of the gutter system. I have also seen and heard people having problems in the winter with icicles the reason being after the small opening freezes over there is nowhere for the water to go but over the side which in freezing temperatures can cause massive icicles, now a company can put a heater cable across the entire nose of the product adding to the expense of this gutter protection system, but making it work better. Another issue connected with this style of gutter guard may be the design creates a home for bees, cloth diaper folds yellow jackets or wasps, the structure of the nose keeps there nest dry and the opening makes for an easy entrance or exit.
There is a foam filter that fills the gutter with a exterior grade urethane material. The product is in the shape of a triangle it leaves a lot of room for water flow but there are small clogging issues in regard to valley areas. This can be a good do it yourself product because it is simple to install but there are cleaning issues that you’ll face, assuming you have valleys you will have to clean the material in the inner corners after heavy build up otherwise the system will not take water and will overflow also in areas with, pine needle, oak strands or any small seedling these areas too may need to be hosed off or blown off, this is usually a great system for the money one that any person able to climb a ladder can install themselves.
There are many screening materials that seal off the gutter. A few of these products you can grab at any do-it-yourself store they are typically manufactured from aluminum, plastic or nylon. The merchandise you can purchase and do yourself I have never seen work to any great extent, but I always tell the customer anything is better than nothing in regards to gutter protection because the main issue is keeping your gutters flowing.
The merchandise we recommend and feel is the greatest by far is ContractorsFilter.com this can be a combination of a Urethane Filter with a UV Protection top coating. This system only allows water through the most notable and with an excellent warranty it could not be beat. This is the gutter guard the client understands when they see, plus the low price makes this the smartest choice for the consumer searching for gutter protection.