Gutter Guard

What is a Gutter Guard

Installing a gutter guard is one of the best methods that you can use to keep your gutters clean and free from dirt, dust, and debris. The team at Gutter Cleaning Sydney are available to inspect the guttering at your home and advise on the best gutter guard type for your house.

There are many different gutter guard options available on the market in Australia. Each one of them has their own benefits and knowing which one is best suited to your house is where we can provide expert advise. Below are some of the main types of gutter guards. Get in touch with us via the Free Quote form on this page for a free onsite inspection and quote. We can quickly and easily check your existing guttering, and recommend which is the most appropriate gutter guard for your house.

Gutter Mesh

There are two types of gutter mesh: micro mesh and screen mesh. Micro mesh filters out debris of any sizes from your gutter. Meanwhile, screen mesh is much cheaper and easier to install but it is not as effective as micro mesh. Some loose debris may still enter your gutter.

Reverse Curve Gutter Guards

Among the list of gutter guards, reverse curve does not do much of its job. While it may filter out dried leaves and twigs, some debris may still enter your gutter which means you still have to clean your gutter from time to time.

Slit Cover Gutter Guards

From the name itself, slit cover gutter guards have slit in them that protects your gutter from large debris although it cannot filter out small ones. Gutter guards of this type are usually made of aluminum or stainless steel. You may need to clean this type of gutter guard from time to time because debris may stick on its surface that may clog your gutter.

Metal Screen Gutter Guards

This type of gutter guard is one of the strongest and most durable among the list. It is also easy to install and fits perfectly to almost any type of gutter. One drawback of this type of gutter guard is that its hollow and curved structure may trap leaves that may hinder the purpose of this protection.

Foam and Brush Gutter Guards

Foam and Brush Gutter Guards are somewhat similar to each other. While the other types are installed at the top of the roof, these gutter guards are installed inside the gutter. Foam Gutter Guard seeps out water and blocks debris from entering the gutter. It may be the right choice for your home but in the long run, molds and fungus may grow in foam gutter. If you opt to use this type of gutter guard, you may need to replace it every one or two years.

Brush Gutter Guards catches leaves and debris before it enters your gutter. The drawback is, you have to manually remove the leaves that are caught in the brush, otherwise it will clog your gutter.

Considerations before buying a metal gutter guard

Before buying one, you may want to know what best works for your home. Below were some of the consideration you may want to take before deciding which one to buy:

  • Does it fit to your roof/gutter?
  • Can you install it yourself or do you have to hire a professional?
  • Do you have the means to hire a professional to install it for you?
  • Can I afford this type of gutter guard?
  • How long does the warranty last and what does it cover?
  • How much rainwater can this type of gutter protection hold?

Do you really need a gutter guard?

You should also take into consideration the environment outside your home. Are there lot of trees near your area? Is it dusty in your environment? If your answer is yes, then installing a gutter guard is the best option for your home.

On the other hand, if you live in a place where there are minimal trees and there is not much traffic, then you have the choice not to install one.

There are no perfect gutter guard. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. You just have to choose the best for your home.