There are various ways to classify and rate gutter covers/helmets/guards and other devices intended to keep leaves, debris and other stuff out of gutters. You can divide them into very broad or very specific categories. There are six basic types:
- Reverse Curve
- Bottle Brush
- Foam type
The reverse curve is designed to direct water downward into the gutter through a tiny slit but encourages leaves to fall to the ground. Mesh gutter guards are sheets filled with holes that cover the gutter and attach to the roof shingles. Small holes are better than large holes because they don’t clog with leaves and stuff as easily.
Bottle brush gutter guards are similar to those pokey bristles that prevent birds from landing on things like statues. The bristles face upright so debris can rest on top while water flows into the downspout.
Nylon gutter guards work especially well in the winter to prevent snow and ice accumulation. You can get them to fit into your gutter without attaching to the shingles.
Foam Type is made from a plastic that fits directly into the gutter. It’s supposed to block all the debris falling from the roof and into the gutter. Debris can get caught on top of the foam which can lead to problems. The foam also displaces water, so the gutter holds less than with other cover types and may overflow more easily during heavy rains.
Gutter Helmet’s unique, multi-patented, curved design has no vertical openings that can allow debris to settle or to enter. Gravity causes leaves and debris to fall harmlessly to the ground, while water surface tension causes water to flow around the exclusive cover design and back into your gutters.
All gutter protection products are not created equally. Gutter Helmet is the only system that really does what it advertises. This is why Gutter Helmet is installed in more homes than any other gutter protection system.
If you’re in need of gutter installation, gutter cleaning & repair, gutter protection systems and downspouts, click here for more information or call the experts at Gutter Helmet of WNC in Asheville at 828-681.5555. They’ve been providing excellent gutter service to homeowners for 17 years.
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