There are several types of gutter guards at different price points that can be installed on aluminum gutters. Your options include micro-mesh, screen, and foam gutter guards.
Quick, easy and affordable to install, foam gutter guards are a popular choice–but are they actually worth the investment? In this post, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY discusses the pros and cons of foam gutter guards and recommends a superior alternative.
Foam Gutter Guards: Pros and Cons
Foam gutter guards can be made from dense triangular foam or thinner, arch-shaped foam, and they are installed inside the gutters. They are designed to block leaves, twigs, and other debris from entering the gutters, while water passes through the foam. Because they are simply inserted inside the gutters, they’re quite easy to install.
Unfortunately, their performance is unreliable. Debris that lands on the foam gutter guard tends to collect on the surface, which can slow down the flow of water. Also, foam disintegrates quickly. Foam gutter guards need to be replaced every couple of years, on average, which is a hassle.
Alternative to Foam Gutter Guards
If you’re looking for a more reliable and longer-lasting gutter cap, Gutter Helmet is the product to consider. It provides a solid cover for your gutter system, ensuring reliable protection for many years. Thanks to its patented nose-forward design, water flows smoothly through the system while debris is filtered out with ease.
Gutter Helmet features an attractive, high-performance finish that protects it from the elements. Available in a wide range of colors, it’s easy to find an option that complements your home’s design.
Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY has been in business for more than 35 years. Whether you need help with your gutter filter or you’re looking for gutter replacement services, our can provide the assistance you need. Call us at (866) 252-9400 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.