According to Tim Carter at Ask The Builder, the effectiveness of gutter guards is questionable at best:
“All of the products do an excellent job of prohibiting full sized leaves from entering your gutters. That is a simple task. However, many of the gutter cover products fail to stop tiny tree flower buds, seed pods and evergreen needles from entering gutters. — Tim Carter, Ask The Builder”
Al’s Window Cleaning have completed litrally hundreds of Gutter Cleaning in Gloucester and over the years the amount of problems we have encountered where gutter guards are installed is incredible. GUtter guards can become a real pest whaen Gutter Cleaning in Gloucester
The problem is not the big leaves but the moss and build up of smaller debris. Then little seeds get into the gutter.
The development of debris and mess in your gutter produces great compost so consequently seeds will sprout.
We have seen thick grass, rose bushes, maple trees, leaves, seeds and twigs
Initially they may only be small, though in time and with growth, grass can root into your gutter and with heavy rain the weight may cause the gutter to bow and not work effectively.
Gutter cleaning is one of the best options if gutter(s) are in this condition.
In some cases, the cost of the gutter guard system can cost more than several years worth of professional gutter cleaning. Therefore, depending on your situation and how many trees are around your home, it may make more sense to pay a professional to clean your gutters annually instead of paying for a gutter guard system that may fail.
Also, if you have a house with gutters that are 2 or 3 storeys tall, you should consider hiring a gutter cleaning service for once or twice a year cleaning anyway — whether you have gutter guards or not. It’s too dangerous to clean gutters that high off the ground.
Cons of using gutter guards:
Here are some photographs of blocked gutters with build up of various types that Al’s Window Cleaning in Gloucester have worked on over the years.
Al’s Window Cleaning hold all the right tools for the job such as gutter vacuums and gutter cleaning poles to make short work of any gutter cleaning in Gloucester.
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