Gutter protection systems, also called gutter covers, increase rain gutter efficiency by blocking debris from entering the gutters. Debris, often in the form of leaves, branches, shingles, toys and other items, can clog gutters, preventing them from effectively capturing rainwater and causing them to overflow. Even homes without trees nearby benefit from gutter covers, because something as simple as a tennis ball, swelling when wet, can clog a downspout if lodged into the top opening.
There are a number of gutter protection solutions available on the market, but some are more hype than help. Gutter covers are not a “one size fits all” addition to your gutter system. The factor that identifies the right gutter cover for your system is the type of debris you are trying to prevent.
Stamped Steel Mesh
Stamped steel mesh is a great gutter cover option for your gutter system, because it’s a heavier gauge than typical mesh covers. Powder-coated, the stamped steel mesh solution absorbs light instead of reflecting it, making it more aesthetically pleasing. It’s a cost-effective option, but still provides the protection you require from leaves, animals, and toys without restricting water flow into the gutters and reducing rain gutter efficiency.
Leaf Relief is a great gutter cover option for your gutter system, especially for homes that need to block fine debris. Leaf Relief has smaller openings, which is important if dealing with smaller debris such as pine needles. Recessed, Leaf Relief isn’t visible from the ground. This provides protection for your system without aesthetic changes. It also comes with PVC seals and adjustable angles to ensure the perfect fit for your home’s rain gutter system. One of the models that Phillips installs even strengthens your gutter system, making Leaf Relief an easy choice.
Ours vs. Theirs
Other gutter protection systems come in a number of styles: covers and helmets, cheap mesh in aluminum and plastic, and foam and corrugated pipe inserts. However, these other gutter protection products rarely live up to their promises, warping easily, wearing out quickly, and restricting water flow, which leads to overflow at corners. The last thing you want is less protection, more headaches, and water gushing over your gutters onto the ground.
Phillips uses durable, high-quality materials that help your gutters do their job more efficiently and effectively. Call or use our online form to schedule a FREE quote today for a gutter protection system!