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Gutter Guards and Gutter Covers – What’s the Difference?

September 15th, 2014

gutter guards or gutter covers

Fall is just around the corner which means winter is close behind that. At this time of the year many people start to think about weatherizing their home. And if you’re not, you should be! One of the most popular areas that people pay attention to during this season is their gutters. It’s a great time to clean them out because it’s still warm enough to be outside in order to get that job done. It’s also a great time to think about protecting your gutters, if you haven’t already. The best way to do that would be to invest in a gutter cover or gutter guard system. This brings up the question:

What is the difference between gutter covers and gutter guards?

The answer to that question is quite simple, NOTHING! There is no difference at all in gutter guards and gutter covers.

It’s really just a difference in terminology. In general, the term gutter guard is more widely used by contractors. This is not to say that its right, it’s just more common than the term gutter covers.

No matter what you call them, gutter guards or gutter covers, they’re going to accomplish the same thing – keep leaves and debris out of your gutters and protect your home’s foundation from water overflow.

The ultimate goal with any gutter covers or guards is to keep your gutters clear of debris so that they are able to function properly by diverting water away from your house. That is the job of gutter covers/gutter guards.

There are many different types of guards/covers to choose from. Screens, perforated covers and solid gutter guards are just a few examples. Again, the difference here is in the design of the cover not the overall term which, as we’ve established, can be either gutter guard or gutter cover.

The bottom line, whether you want to call them gutter covers or gutter guards, it’s a good idea to have them installed on your home. Now is the time to have it done too. Beat the falling leaves and get an estimate from a Hallett approved contractor today. For any questions regarding gutter protection systems, Hallett Gutter Cover is here for you! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Posted in: Gutter Cover, gutter guards, Gutter System