The Different Gutter Protection Systems On The MarketSeptember 25, 2017
Not all gutter protection systems are created equal. When it comes to blocking leaves and debris, reducing gutter maintenance, and channeling water, no gutter guard works as effectively and reliably as Gutter Helmet®. In today’s post, Huff ‘N Puff provides a closer look at other types of gutter protection and shows how Gutter Helmet outperforms each of them.
Foam gutter guards are made of porous polyurethane and are inserted directly into your gutters. This gutter filter blocks out leaves and other debris while allowing water to slowly flow through your gutters. While it’s relatively effective, consumers report that the foam begins deteriorating after only two years.
Bottle brush guards are made of heavy-duty bristles inserted inside your gutters to prevent leaves and debris from building up. Many homeowners have found that instead of keeping your gutters clog free, the bristles themselves actually become clogged with leaves, which inhibits their function—defeating the whole purpose.
This type of gutter protection has been around since the early 1900s offers fairly solid protection. Gutter Helmet took this system and improved it with an exclusive nose-forward design that provides better performance and durability. Thanks to the principle of surface tension, water flows around the edge and into the gutter, while leaves and debris fall over the edge and onto the ground. Additionally, Gutter Helmet’s gutter cap features a 3/8 inch wide slit that stops small insects and animals from entering your system.
Perforated metal guards fit right under your roofing shingles and cover the entire gutter system. This type of protection is great at keeping out leaves, but less effective at preventing seeds, pods, and pine needles from entering your gutters. This means your gutters can still develop clogs.
Superfine mesh screens were designed to eliminate the issues with perforated metal covers. While they corrected the problem with small debris, they aren’t very good at handling precipitation. Instead of flowing into the gutter system, rainwater simply washes over the guards and damages the surrounding landscape.
Whether you have copper, steel, or aluminum gutters, you need to protect your system. For worry-free defense from the elements, choose Huff ‘N Puff’s Gutter Helmet gutter guards. Call us at (855) 483-3678 to learn more about our various services.