Are you considering new guttering for your house? Look around, do you have large trees that can clog your gutters with leaves each year. If so you should consider a gutter protection system.
The gutters on your home serve an important function by protecting it from water damage caused by overflowing rain. When your gutters become clogged with debris, they’re unable to move this water safely away from your home. They might also start to sag and pull away from your roof, which can increase the risk of serious water damage that could end up causing rot, mould growth or structural damage.
If you have trouble keeping your gutters clean, gutter guards provide a convenient and safe way to do so. Minimize the need to climb on your roof to check your gutters. Ask us about Gutter Guards.
Mesh Gutter Guards
Fine-mesh gutter guards (also called “micro-mesh” gutter filters or screens) are placed across the tops of gutters to keep gutters clear. They employ sieve-like mesh panels or screens to separate leaves and roof debris from rainwater. These gutter guards are much more effective than the common gutter screening. Their mesh is super-fine—typically 50 microns, which is small enough to capture sand.
Compared to other gutter-guard technologies, fine-mesh gutter screens perform very high. They reject nearly all roof debris while also capturing most of the water. Although fine-mesh gutter guards are much more expensive than standard gutter screens, gutter brush inserts, and gutter foam inserts, they are comparably or lower priced than solid-top gutter guards and have long if not lifetime guarantees.
This type of gutter system typically has a solid cover that tucks up under the shingles along its top edge and clips or fastens to the gutter’s outer lip along its lower edge. Most have a “reverse curve” nosing that rolls back into the gutter.
When water pours down the roof, it crosses the top of the cover, clings to the nosing through “surface adhesion,” and then flows into the gutter. Water may enter the gutter through a long slot or perforations under the nosing. Leaves and debris float across the surface but separate from the flow at the slot or perforations and fall to the ground.