We hear this question from a lot of homeowners, are there really any maintenance free gutter guards? It is not uncommon for companies to label their guard filter products as “maintenance free.” However, unfortunately, there is no such thing as a maintenance free leaf guard product.
Having guard screens can significantly decrease the amount of gutter maintenance. As you will no longer need to clean the interior of your gutter system. You may still need to brush off the top of the guards to remove the leaves that can inevitably pile on top. To do this, you can use gutter cleaning tools.
With rain, the falling leaves can get hung up on the guards. But as they dry out, quite often, they will blow off on their own. Also, depending on the type of home, your maintenance may be significantly lower than others.
Eliminating the buildup of debris within your gutter system can also help to prevent rusting. If you have aluminum gutters you do not need to worry about rust. However, with steel based materials like galvanized, or galvalume gutters, rusting does happen. As wet leaves and other debris builds up and lays within your gutter system, the moisture it retains lays on the gutter system accelerating the rusting process of these materials.
So, the short answer to the questions are there really any maintenance free gutter guards is no. However, the purpose of installing guards is to keep your system from clogging. They are to prevent future cleanings of the INTERIOR of your system. Properly installed guards will do this as well. They also will require significantly less maintenance on the exterior of the top of your system.
At The Brothers that just do Gutters, we are continually researching new products to make sure that we are always offering the best materials available on the market to our clients. Recently, when doing this research, we found a new-to-market gutter guard unlike any we’ve seen before. By combining some of the best qualities from guards already on the market with research on the biggest complaints and flaws of a number of industry leading guards, our current guard manufacturer was able to create a unique and extremely effective design and solution.
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