Gutter guards claim to slow down or stop debris from entering your gutters. Ideally this means you save money because less gutter cleaning would be required. But even the companies that install gutter guards recommend regular gutter. Why? Because gutter guards don’t keep debris out of your gutters and they can cause larger backups of water in your gutters and on your roof than if they were not installed.
Unfortunately no matter what claims are made, gutter guards (screens – helmets – covers) are not worth the investment. In fact, they are a product you are going to spend money on that will actually end up costing you more money overall when it comes to maintenance and cleaning.
Now some of our customers have gutter guards and we completely understand that the decision is right for them. However if you are considering putting them on, we suggest otherwise.
Here are 3 reasons why they are not the best investment:
They can NEVER filter out everything..so you’re gutters need to be cleaned anyway
Gutter guards cannot and never will be able to filter out dust and fine debris that actually builds up quite easily and quickly. Also insects find ways to get into your gutters. That’s why, you need to hire professionals who are into gutter cleaning in Roseville. These professionals will be able to clean them thoroughly serving your purpose to the fullest.
It’s harder to inspect what’s going on under the guard and it can mislead you to thinking all is well when it’s not.
With gutter guards, it’s simply impossible to get a clear idea of what’s going on underneath because the gutter guards is covering up the situation. And now you have to pay someone to look at it properly. Worse still, people are under the impression that it can be a “set and forget” scenario led by what they see and not what they don’t see.
It costs more when it comes to cleaning them because the added time to remove and reinstall them, costs more in the long run.
When it finally comes time to clean them, the gutter cleaning expert in Lane Cove has to spend more time unscrewing or unfixing the guards and then they have to replace them. This can add an extra hour at least to 3 hours on larger house, on top of the normal cost to clean them. In the end this is very costly and will inevitably cost you more money over time.
So if you’ve got gutter guards and they are serving you. That’s fine. But if you are considering taking them off, our gutter cleaning expert in St Ives would recommend you do so. And if you are thinking of putting them on, most if not all gutter cleaners will say don’t.
The solution is to get your gutters cleaned every 6 months especially in a leafy area or yearly otherwise. A good professional gutter cleaner will also spot any potential issues to relay to you so you don’t have future issues. It’s that simple and one of the most effective and important home maintenance you can do for your home. What better professional gutter cleaner can you opt for, than Santos So Clean? With years of experience and customer centric service we are one of the best names in gutter cleaning. For further details call us at 0405 970 415.