Problems With Gutter Guards – Most Common Complaints About Gutter Guards

Problems with gutter guards is something that as a consumer you might not want to hear.

Gutters guards are something that some people might be skeptical about, since they are made for avoiding clogs in gutters.

Installed Incorrectly.

You get what you pay for most of the time.  If the system, is really cheap then it might not last as long or even do an effective job.  We’re not saying go buy the most expensive gutter guard on the market.  That would end up being a waste of money as well.  Do research on the types of gutter guards and see what would fit your home the best.  Also if you live in a place where they amount of leaves and debris going into your gutters is minimal then you might not need to bother with them at all.  If you chose not to deal with them then make sure that you are getting your gutters cleaned at least twice a year.

We Still Have To Clean Them.

One of the biggest misconceptions about gutter guards is that it means that you never have to clean them.  It’s unfortunately untrue with any of the current gutter guards out on the market today (no matter what they say).  They can prevent clogs from happening, which is the biggest problems with gutters, but you do have to maintain them to keep them working correctly. It helps in you live in a place where a lot of trees are getting leaves into your gutters which causes you to clean them out more frequently.  With gutters guards it’s something that can be cut down to the recommended two or even once a year.

They Don’t Work.

Gutter guards are (like we’ve stated before) meant to keep you from constantly having to clean your gutters.  It is possibly that during a heavy downpour it could cause water to run over gutters. This can happen with gutters without guards as well.  If they are running over your gutters in a light to medium rain, something is wrong. Whether it’s the pitch or they were just installed improperly is where to look.  Call in a professional before you start taking off the gutter guards or trying to mess with your gutters because it can void your warranty.

Bees And Pests Are Still Building Nests.

It can be quite annoying when a bee or bird builds a nest in your gutters.  Bees are more likely to build nests in curved gutter guards than mesh.  So it’s good to be aware of that possibility, and might be more beneficial to invest in a mesh gutter guard instead.

So when deciding if a gutter guards is right for you take all options into consideration.

For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.

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