Common Questions About Gutter Guards
- on April 22, 2021
- Categories: Hallett Gutter Cover
Homeowners have been always baffled on how gutter guards work. Most of them prefer on “staying away” from them, saying that it's unnecessary and gutters don't need any add-ons. What's actually the reason for people not being interested to gutter guards? It’s simply lack of knowledge and hesitation to know more about the product. There are lots of questions that homeowners have about gutter guards and here are some – answered.
Other products guarantee this: you don't have to clean your gutters anymore after installing gutter guards. Is this true?
We all wish this is true. Going up and down the ladder or taking your pressure washers/blowers for a spin may sometimes be tiresome but it is normal that things get dirty after some time. Unless your house is wrapped in plastic, there will be – and always be – a time when you must clean and check your gutters after a while. But there's one solution that gutter guards provide – keeping the causes of clogging as possible away from the gutters. If there are anything building up on your gutters after putting guards, it'll be dust, small random debris or “some” insects that made their way in.
Are gutter guards a good investment or just a waste of money?
It's easy to say if a product purchased is a waste of money or not. It concerns a lot of things, like how it was installed, how the gutter system was maintained, what company did the guards come from, etc. These are just some of the factors someone should take into consideration so he/she can say if it's a good deal or not. If the company has a good reputation for their products, then it's good enough. A good place to check first is their website. Check the testimonials from people who bought it. You can go to forums and discussion boards and look at what they have to say. Be careful of some posts there though, some are obvious rip-offs and just there to endorse a specific brand.
Are they easy to install?
It depends on the brand. Most of the brands today are very easy to install and will save you a lot of money. However, it is recommended to have a professional do it for you because it depends on the surroundings the house has. Some gutter systems need some proper adjustments before installing the gutter guards (such as gutter replacement) and is best left to be done by someone who's more than qualified to do so. If you're into DIY stuff, then it shouldn't be any problem at all. As long as you have the right tools and know how to maintain safety in doing the task, gutter guards are easy to install.
Will it affect my house's overall look?
It certainly won't. Gutter guards are designed in such a way that it will “blend” with your house's overall look. What makes things easier is most of the gutter guards in the market come as painted – all you have to do is pick the color you want. Gutter guards even enhance how your roof looks, it makes it look seamless and a polished look – since it keeps the debris out!
How will I clean my gutters after installing them? Is it hard to remove gutter guards?
What's good about gutter guards now is the ease of installation, hence the ease of taking them off too. Some designs now are snap-on, or attached thru clips and screws. It won't be hard to have them removed for maintenance, cleaning and replacement. Cleaning them is extremely easy. Since there are not much debris to worry about, just brush them a bit and let your water hose or pressure washer do the rest. Don't forget to check your downspouts too.
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