When deciding which gutter guard is right for your home you need to consider the home itself and how many trees you have located around your home. If you have no trees or very few trees, you may not need gutter guards at this time. If you have some trees, how much debris do you get in your gutters? That will decide what type of leaf guard you need. You do not need to get new gutters before you have gutter guards installed. The gutter guards, whatever style you choose, can be placed with your existing gutters. There are some factors involved to know what gutter guards to place and what gutter guards not to place. Such as: the type of roof you have, the way your roof was installed, and how your home was constructed.
There are gutter guards that have been around since the beginning of production such as mesh screens. They can be simple plastic diamond grids that screw into the gutters to more scientific systems like the leaf filter, which uses numerous screens to catch different types of debris. Then there are the solid covers. The way this works is by using threadlike action where the water will stick to a surface and stick to itself. The solid covers collect the water while eliminating the debris. Another gutter guard to consider is the simple gutter guard. They are somewhat related to the seamless system of gutters. It is a cover with a small lip, but produces a large gap and its intention is to stop debris as it washes off the roof.
Gutter guards can help in low maintenance when it comes to your gutters especially if you have several trees around your home. Now you can enjoy your beautiful trees without having issues with your gutters. For more information on different types of gutter guards contact Scott-Lee Guttering Company (314) 757-9440 and the St. Charles location (636) 441-3800.