Are your gutters carrying rainwater and melting the snow away from your home as they should? Or, have you noticed water overflowing the gutters in certain areas? Maybe you dread having to clean your gutters each year to get rid of the leaves, sticks and other debris caught in them.
Gutter helmets and gutter splash guard are two products that can help your gutters to efficiently move water off your roof and away from home’s foundation. Plus, one of these products can help you avoid cleaning your gutters ever again. Check out some facts about both these products and what they can do for your home.
What is a Gutter Helmet?
This is a product that fits over a gutter allowing water to flow over it and straight into the gutter, so it can make its way to the downspout. With this product, nothing goes into your gutter but water. It is made of solid, durable material without any mesh or holes in its design.
Blocks Debris from Entering Your Gutters
One of the benefits of this gutter product is it blocks leaves, sticks, acorns and other natural debris from entering your gutters. A buildup of this debris can cause water to overflow and flood onto the ground below. Also, it stops rodents such as squirrels and birds from trying to build nests in your gutters. This lack of debris means you don’t have to clean your gutter yourself or pay to have it cleaned by a company. Your gutters are protected 24/7.
Moves Water Away from Your Home
Because it only allows water to enter your gutters, it is able to flow freely down the spout and away from your home. This can help prevent foundation problems due to excess water as well as flooding.
Covers All Areas of Your Gutters
This product provides 100 percent protection to your gutters. Wherever there is a section of gutter on your house, it will be covered this helmet design.
What is a Gutter Splash Guard?
When two sheets of roofing come together, it’s called a roof valley. There can be several roof valleys on a single roof. When it rains, the water is supposed to run down through the roof valley and into the gutter, so it can flow into the downspout. But, when there’s a storm, it causes a tremendous amount of water to flow down the roof valley.
Unfortunately, this causes the water to overshoot the gutter and flow onto the ground around your home. This product is installed at the bottom of a roof valley. Instead of overshooting the gutter, the rainwater hits the Gutter Splash Guard and flows into the gutter as it should.
Less Time Necessary for Installation
This guard design requires less time for installation. They fit onto the gutter at the end of each roof valley. So, it doesn’t take long to install all of the guards your roof needs.
Effective at the Most Vulnerable Part of the Roof
When looking at the roof of a home, the roof valleys carry the most water down and into the gutters. So, when you install splash guards you are putting protection exactly where it’s most needed and nowhere else.
Easy to Remove
Another benefit of opting for the guard design is they are easy to remove if you ever want to replace your gutters, paint, etc. They can be removed and put back onto new gutters fairly easily.
Less Noticeable on a House
The splash guard design is simple and minimal. So, if you’re someone who doesn’t want anything to distract from the facade of your home, the splash guard looks like part of the original gutter’s design.
Which One is Preferable?
After hearing the benefits of both Gutter Helmet and Gutter Splash Guard, you may wonder which is best. If you want full protection for your gutters including at the base of the roof valleys, Gutter Helmet provides that protection.
If you’re someone who doesn’t like to clean the gutters each year, then the helmet design would be a favorable choice for you. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a simple, less expensive solution to water running off your roof at the roof valleys, then the splash guard design is the best option.
When it comes to gutter protection, you can go with the complete system that helps you avoid cleaning your gutters or a simple product that can keep water from overflowing at a few key areas in your gutter system. The option that’s best for you is the one that meets both your needs and your preferences for your home. For more information and help with gutter installations of any kind, contact us.