Are the gutter guards really effective?
Cleaning the gutter and downspout is the first problem a homeowner meets with the gutter system. There is a solution to this problem, and that solution is the gutter guard. The question is, are the gutter guards really going to keep the gutter clean?
Cleaning the gutter is a job that you have to do all year.
Each gutter guard basically has the same concept. You install it on top of the gutter and it prevents debris and leaves to enter the system. The thing is, this thing works but at the same time it doesn’t. It works because it does stop leaves and dirt from clogging the system but it doesn’t because smaller debris and dirt will still clog the drain eventually.
Gutter guards come in different styles. They come either with holes in them or with slits.
The installation is also easy if you are a handyman. But you can also hire someone to do the job for you.
The conclusion is that gutter guards do work, but they are not perfect, you will need to clean the system eventually, but a lot less frequent.