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Common Questions When Deciding To Install Gutter Covers

June 19th, 2014

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Homeowners tend to be indecisive when it comes to installing gutter covers. There can be many reasons for the hesitation. One simple reason could just be a lack of product knowledge. There are many questions that homeowners may have about installing gutter covers. The following are just a few.

“You will never have to clean your gutters again with gutter covers.” Is this true?

NO! It would be nice if this were true, but the bottom line is there is no product out there that is 100% effective at keeping debris out of your gutters. If installed correctly gutter covers will definitely make gutter maintenance easier. Even with gutter covers installed it is recommended that you clean out your gutters at least once a year.

Are they easy to install?

In most cases, yes gutter covers are easy to install. There are many different types of gutter protection on the market today. Most of them can be installed by the homeowner. However, it is recommended that a professional install them for you. Some gutter systems need some adjustments before installing the gutter covers which is best left to be done by someone who’s professionally qualified to do so. Many contractors warranty their work. This is beneficial to you should anything go wrong with your gutter covers. If you prefer DIY approach, you should be able to install most gutter protection systems with the proper tools. It is always important to remember to take the proper safety precautions.

Will it affect my house’s overall look?

It shouldn’t. The majority of gutter cover systems are designed to fit into or on your gutters in such a way so as not to alter the look of your home. Most gutter covers come painted to match your gutters so that they flow together. Gutter covers may even enhance how your home looks because they keep the debris out.

How will I clean my gutters after installing them?

Many of the current designs use a “snap on” method or a simple clip and screw that can be removed. In most cases, Hallett Gutter Cover being one of those, you will be able to remove one section of the cover at the end of the gutter. This will allow you to flush out debris with a hose or pressure washer from one end of the gutter spraying toward the downspout. Since there shouldn’t be a bunch of debris in your gutter to begin with the task of cleaning them out shouldn’t be too difficult. Don’t forget to check your downspouts as well.

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