Cleaning out gutters isn’t a fun Sunday afternoon activity. It’s messy, smelly, and a bit like a pick ‘n mix in that you don’t know which plants or animals you’ll find in there! Fortunately, gutter guards can step between you and the gunk, acting as a barrier to keep your hands clean and your house debris- and pest-free. But in a world with so many choices, how do you know which gutter guard to get?
Choosing a Gutter Guard that Works for You
First of all, don’t be persuaded by flashy ads. As with anything else you buy, you need to make sure it’s right for you and your lifestyle. One type of gutter guard may work brilliantly for hundreds of people, but if it doesn’t suit your house or the climate you live in, then it’s not worth the money and the time. Gutter guards need to work like your personal body guard – customised to suit your needs! If you’re unsure of what you need, talk to one of our experts at Three65 Spouting. We can help you understand the structure of your house from the perspective of rainfall, debris from nearby trees, and pests in your area such as rats or birds.
The Different Types of Gutter Guards
If you live in an area with high rainfall, then chances are the debris in your gutters will rot quickly, leaving a mushy mess behind. In this case, Gutter Foam may be the best option for you. Designed to let water through and leaves out, Gutter Foam is the ultimate ‘hands free’ gutter guard, as it requires almost no maintenance whatsoever. It is UV resistant, comes with a 7 year warranty, and is super easy to install. If you lead a busy lifestyle or you simply don’t want to have to think about your gutters, Gutter Foam is a good call.
If you’re overwhelmed by the number of leaves in your gutters and the birds and rodents that keep visiting, use COLORSTEEL Leaf Screen or Great Barrier Leaf Guard. The first is a louvred metal screen that keeps 97% of all organic matter out of the gutters. We’re so confident about this product that we give a 100% money back guarantee that it will work. The latter is 99% effective at keeping leaves out, and 100% effective at keeping birds and pets from moving into your gutters. This gutter guard system fits almost all existing gutters and when installed properly, will last up to 20 years.
Get it Installed by a Professional
Whichever gutter guard you choose, it will work better and last longer if installed by a professional. At Three65 Spouting we provide installation services for COLORSTEEL Leaf Screen. To discuss gutter guards or other rainwater goods further, get in touch with the team.