There are many products out there that claim to be maintenance-free leaf guards that keep gutters clean. Some of these products are effective and some actually create problems. GutterRx is the brand we recommend! Their aluminum system is made so homeowners never have to worry about warping or deterioration. It’s completely enclosed so wildlife can never get in or build a nest. They’re also made to strengthen the gutter as it attaches to the front and back of the gutter, making it strong enough to handle snow and ice buildup. GutterRx self-cleaning ridges promotes air to blow off dry debris with a slight breeze as low as 5 miles per hour. Invisible from the ground, GutterRx colors are available in white and dark Bronze in both 5” and 6”. They offer a 20 year registered limited warranty and 20 year no-clog guarantee.
Less clogged gutters
Large debris and leaves clog gutters and lead to a costly array of problems, such as flooded basements, mold and mildew, and yard erosion. Clogged gutters may also cause pools of water that lead to heavy insect breeding.
With gutter guards, gutter maintenance is much easier
If gutter guards are installed, cleanings are required less often and are much easier to accomplish which greatly reduces twice a year cleaning or dangers of do it yourself.
Gutter guards can prevent rusting
Gutter guards prevent accumulating debris which creates premature rusting caused by wet debris residing in rust-prone gutter troughs.
In the winter, gutter guards help prevent freezing
Water that freezes over the winter can cause blockage from ice, which will eventually melt and lead to water seeping into the home.
The water will also be cleaner as the gutter guard filters out debris and contaminants leading to clearer water traveling the downspout.
Gutter guards provide excellent fire protection
For homeowners living in areas prone to bushfire, gutter guards serve as extra fire protection. No debris sitting in gutters means that no material will catch fire from floating embers.