The installation of any micro mesh gutter guard system will not eliminate the need to clean your gutters periodically, nor will it completely put an end to leaves, twigs and debris. But a micro mesh gutter guard will offer many benefits to the homeowner. As with any home improvement, there are pros and cons to be considered. Here are just a few:
- Downspouts are not clogged by debris
- Less maintenance and cleaning of the gutters
- Reduction in rust and corrosion
- Reduce overflows due to water flowing freely in the gutters
- Cleaning gutters periodically
- Heavy rains can cause debris to collect on top of gutter guard
- Micro mesh gutter guard may become clogged
- Cost to install micro mesh gutter guard
There are no perfect guttering systems, but a consultation with a gutter guard professional can provide you with the answers you need to make an informed decision.
How do you clean gutters with mesh gutter guards?
Small particles, pine needles and dirt can clog the mesh, resulting in the gutter guard not direct water where it should go. To clean your micro mesh gutter guard, simply remove the screens and use a garden hose or high-pressure washer to remove all clogged dirt and debris. This will also allow you access to the gutter as well. Once this is complete, re-insert the screens and your gutter guards will be working as if they were new.
How much does it cost to install micro mesh gutter guards?
There are several factors that go into calculating the cost to install micro mesh gutter guards. The size of your home, the material for the gutter guards (stainless steel, aluminum, PVC), and the company will all play a part in determining what you will pay to have micro mesh gutter guards professionally installed. Typically, homeowners can expect to pay between $1000 and $2500 to have gutter guards professionally installed.
Stainless Steel Micromesh Gutter Guards
The stainless steel micro mesh gutter guard will significantly reduce debris and is the best gutter guard for pine needles and small particles. The mesh is very small and will only water and very small amounts of dirt to flow through the screening. However, dirt can clogged the tiny screening and require cleaning more often.
What are the different types of gutter guards?
Gutter guards come in several different types to aid in diverting water, dirt and debris. The most common is the micro mesh gutter guard. There are several different types of material that are used for this type of gutter guard: stainless-steel, aluminum and PVC. There are also gutter guards that are made from foam and brushes that are inserted into the gutter. These have a shorter life span than micro mesh gutter guards. Another type of gutter guard is what is referred to as a gutter helmet. This style forms a cap or “helmet” over the gutter, forcing water to flow into the gutter while leave twigs and debris on the outside.