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Emilie J. Toft Seamless Gutters June 10th, 2018 - 21:19:50
Let us discuss some of the cons involved in this system: Installation of these gutters is not an easy task. It requires a great deal of measurement and planning. Hence you have to take professional help while installing them. Hiring professional service is never free of cost. Because you are bound to hire professionals for the installation of these gutters the installation process is more expensive than in case of traditional sectional gutters. Seamless gutters can be extremely effective in draining down water from the roof of your house thereby providing immense protection to your house against possible water damages. However it should always be kept in mind that due to being located on the house roof these gutters are constantly exposed to environmental extremities which can increase their chances of getting corroded after a certain period of time. It is therefore necessary to follow a regular cleaning and maintenance routine for these gutters to ensure that they continue to function appropriately for a long time.
The gutters on your house are the most important part of the exterior structure because they catch the water that runs into the downspout on the ground away from your home. Without gutters your house can fall apart from water damage and it would cost a fortune having all the repairs done. When your gutters fill up with leaves twigs and other debris theres no place for the water to go except down the side of the house and backing up on your roof. When this happens you have leaks in the walls and ceiling and sometimes it can crack your homes foundation.
To see what it looks like Google "Waterloov gutter guards". With two rows of louvers no debris can wash in from the lip of the gutter and you can be confident that the gutter inside will never clog. Since 1989 this design has been used with great success on tens of thousands of homes. Maintenance is always an issue with all types of gutter guards. With screens they either have to be removed to clean the gutters inside or the tops have to be cleaned which often proves a big problem. The rounded nose or fin type (with or without the trough) have to be taken off the gutters disconnected from the roof and then reinstalled whereas with the louvered products they can usually be maintained by brushing with a telescopic pole and brush assembly. Removal of the gutter guards are never required with the double row design however with the single row design it may be necessary to remove the gutter cover at the downspout. In summary the best gutter guard for heavy debris conditions is the double row louvered gutter cover which can easily be maintained with a telescopic pole and brush (as high as two floors) and never clogs inside.
Still another question: Even if you could have self cleaning gutters how about self cleaning leafguards? Am I getting ahead of myself? Having been in the business of gutter protection for over twenty years I can say that Ive only seen three types of leafguards that dont let the gutters clog inside. One was a flat louvered screen device. When we inspected the gutter inside they were clean enough to eat upon. The problem was that the top of the gutter covers were completely closed off with pine needles--looked like a thatched roof and water could not enter the gutter. So I must ask What good is it if no water can enter the gutter? The second type is a micro mesh flat screen that likewise gets installed on top of the gutter. And just as with the screen nothing gets into the gutter when it clogs on top. Now the louvered system previously mentioned only costs about $3.00 per foot to have installed and the micro mesh product can cost nearly $20 per foot. I think youll agree that neither keeps the homeowner off ladders if they routinely need their tops to be cleaned.