Never Clean Your Gutters Again? Well… yes and no
If you’ve landed on this page, I’m sure you have been searching all over the internet for a straight forward answer. You’ve seen the ads, ‘Never Clean Your Gutters Again!’, is this realistic? In a short answer no, in the long version no. Let me explain. Firstly, all gutter-guards-micro-mesh-stainless-steel-expanded-metal-perforated-tension hoods-leaf-guards-helmets will eventually fail. Any prudent homeowner knows that there is no such thing as maintenance free. Some of us are gullible enough or will not take no for an answer. I mean, this is the 21st century! We’ve been to the moon, we’ve transplanted hearts and yet there is no leaf protection that works? If you’re looking for a foolproof system, none exist. If you’re looking for a low maintenance system, you’re on the right track.
If you live deep in the woods or live in a place where there are alot of trees, you still need to clean the roof anyway! Gutter guards are for helping you maintain them, not eliminating maintenance for good.
What gutter guards are for: reducing the number of times your gutters clog.
What they are not for: Never cleaning your gutters or cleaning your gutter guards.