Keeping your gutters clear of debris is essential to maintaining their function. If you allow clogs to develop, it can lead to your gutters overflowing since rainwater will have nowhere to go. This can cause damage to your roof, siding, windows, and foundation, not to mention to your gutters. Because of how important it is to keep your gutter system clear, you should consider installing gutter protection. There are several types to choose from, including leaf screens. Here are five common questions you might have about leaf screens:
1. How are leaf screens installed?
Our E-Z Step Down leaf screen is designed with a “dogleg” back edge to allow for easy installation. They are snapped under the gutter and are built with spring action, allowing them to touch the shingles without disturbing them. We also offer Xtreme Mesh Leaf screens, which come in three different installation options: bracket mount, direct to fascia, and under shingle.
2. How long do leaf screens last?
Both types of leaf screens are built to last. The E-Z Step Down leaf screen is made out of powder-coated steel, while the Xtreme Mesh leaf screens are made from stainless steel mesh and aluminum. The Xtreme Mesh leaf screens also come with a 15-year transferable warranty.
3. How do leaf screens perform compared to gutter guards?
Gutter guards essentially cover up the entire gutter system, leaving a small gap where water can flow through. Leaf screens are screens covered in tiny holes, which means water can flow through the screen, while debris won’t be able to fit through and will wash off the gutters all together. They work just as effectively, while also being more affordable.
4. Will leaf screens keep debris out while still directing water away from your home?
The small hole design in the screens will keep debris threatening to clog your gutters out. They are also designed with a small slope so debris will naturally wash off the gutters instead of just collecting on top.
5. Are leaf screens worth it?
By installing leaf screens, you no longer have to worry about routinely having your gutters cleaned by a professional since you won’t need to deal with a debris clog again.
If you’re interested in installing leaf screens to your gutter system, or are looking to install new gutters, we at Quality Gutter Systems in Boerne, TX are here to help. Contact us today to get started!