Gutters are an essential part of your roofing system. While they are designed to be efficient at directing rain water away from your property and its foundation, gutter system maintenance can be quite tedious. Fortunately, there are certain upgrades you can add to your gutters to make them easier to clean. One such additional feature is the gutter cover.
Gutter covers help keep your gutters debris-free, thus making upkeep more convenient and less frequent. In this article, US Home Exteriors, your preferred replacement windows and gutter systems company, lists down the five basic types of gutter covers you can choose from.
1. Mesh Gutter Guard
Mesh gutter guards are made of metal sheets with tiny holes in them to let water seep through while keeping out debris and junk like leaves and twigs.
2. Reverse Curve Gutter Guard
This type of gutter cover is perhaps the most innovative when it comes to design. Reverse curve gutter covers use the principle of surface tension to direct the rain water into the gutters while letting leaves and other debris simply fall to the ground.
3. Bottle Brush Gutter Guard
As the name suggests, bottle brush gutter guards are made of bristles installed inside the gutter. This design is meant to trap debris. Since this type of gutter guard is concealed, it won’t clash with your exteriors including your vinyl windows, trimming and house paint.
4. Nylon Gutter Guard
This one is perfect during winter as it prevents snow and ice accumulation. Nylon gutter guards fit into the gutters themselves and do not need to be attached to your roof shingles.
5. Foam Gutter Guard
Like nylon gutter guards, foam gutter covers fit directly into the gutters, blocking any type of debris from getting in.
It’s worth noting that not all gutter covers are created equal. Some might work for your gutter system while some might only do more harm than good. It’s best to consult your exterior solutions company regarding the best type of gutter guard for your home.
US Home Exteriors aims to be your one-stop shop for all your exterior remodeling needs. You can rely on us for excellent products and services, from seamless gutters to double hung windows installation. Call us today at (336) 296-1040 if you are in Greensboro or at (919) 289-5772 if you are in Raleigh. We serve Winston, Salem, Greensboro, NC and the surrounding communities.