Cleaning your gutters is not a great way to spend an afternoon. Carefully climbing up on to your roof, awkwardly leaning over the ledge, reaching into the eavestrough and dealing with all of the muck. Some gutter covers claim to put this behind you, we have all seen the brassy commercials with the non-threatening actors mugging for the camera. But do gutter covers work?
There is a wide variety of gutter covers available on the market today. It is worth noting that they are not all created equal. They have varying degrees of effectiveness.
Gutter Clean System
We protect our gutters with the Alu-Rex Gutter Clean System of gutter covers. A sturdy mesh screens out leaves and other debris while letting rainwater drain through. It is designed with perforations that are perfectly spaced and distributed to allow this to happen as efficiently as possible. Later, when the sun comes out, the leaves dry and float away in the breeze.
Made out of strong aluminum, Alu-Rex gutter covers will weather the downpours we get in the winter and they can also withstand the weight of a heavy snowfall with out a problem (not that that is something we have to worry about in Vancouver.)
For more information about this product and to see for yourself why we choose to install it for our clients, visit Alu-Rex here.
What To Expect
While we believe the Gutter Clean System is the best form of gutter covers available, it is important to note that it does not mean that you can forget about maintaining your gutters entirely. Gutter covers like these should prevent major blockages by screening out most of the debris, but nothing is 100% effective. You will still need to check your gutters every so often, but much less frequently than if you didn’t have them.