Gutter screens, also known as micro-mesh gutter guards, are a popular form of gutter protection, but are they really worth it? In this blog, we discuss why gutter screens are actually more trouble than they’re worth and why Gutter Helmet® is the superior gutter protection system.
Problems With Gutter Screens
There are various kinds of gutter screens, from the lengths of plastic that you can buy per foot, to the custom-cut screens that claim to have mesh so fine they can filter sand. All gutters screens are designed to filter out debris, allowing rainwater to flow into the replacement gutters unimpeded.
On paper, it sounds like a great idea. But the problem with any mesh-based design is you have to spend the time to clean it out periodically. Failure to do so results in a clog, which prevents water from flowing unimpeded into the gutters. As such, gutter screens require just as much maintenance as unprotected gutters, which defeats the purpose of investing in a gutter protection system in the first place.
Fortunately, there’s a better solution: Gutter Helmet. This innovative gutter protection system features a solid top with a nose-forward design that blocks debris while allowing rainwater to flow smoothly into the gutters. It harnesses the principle of surface tension to push rainwater into a narrow slit, similar to how water flows along the side of a pitcher when you pour it at a certain angle. Gutter Helmet is an autonomous system that prevents gutter clogs and requires no maintenance from the homeowner.
To learn more about Gutter Helmet and other high-quality products we offer to boost your home’s protection against water damage, including heated gutters, call Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY today at (866) 252-9400. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation.