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How long do micro mesh gutter guards last?

The addition of micro mesh gutter guard installation to your home is no small feat and can be expensive. Even so, the benefits of having gutter guards outweigh not having them on your home. Depending upon the type of material that you choose for your gutter guards, micro mesh gutter guard will last at least 20 years, and in most cases, the life of your home. Stainless steel gutter guards are durable and perform best in almost any weather condition. Other gutter guards that are made from plastic, PVC or brushes will have to be replace more often, and will result in continued cost every 10 years or so. 

What is negative about micro mesh gutter guards?

Since micro mesh gutter guards are so effective, we tend to forget that there are negatives to having a gutter guard installed on your home. One of the biggest negatives with micro mesh gutter guards is pricing. No way around it, they are expensive. Between the cost of the materials and the cost of the installation, having a micro mesh gutter guard installed is a huge investment. Another disadvantage is that even though the guard system will reduce the amount of dirt and debris, it does not eliminate it, so therefore, you will still have to clean out the gutters from time to time. And lastly, the addition of the micro mesh gutter guard can put additional strain on your fascia causing it to bend or coil. This is definitely a negative to take into account when considering the installation of micro mesh gutter guards.  

How much does it cost to install micro mesh gutter guards?

Although a micro mesh gutter guard may have a long-life span, the cost can be quite hefty. Stainless-steel gutter guards can cost from $2 to $4 per linear foot for materials. Installation will be an additional cost, but is highly recommended to have a professional installation to ensure there are no leaks or damage to the roof and downspouts. When a stainless-steel gutter guard, or any gutter guard for that matter, is installed professionally, you will receive a warranty on parts and labor that will give you an added layer of confidence that it is installed correctly and will last for many years to come. Pricing to install micro mesh gutter guards can vary depending upon the company and the materials that are chosen to complete the job. When researching gutter guard companies, it is best to turn to Consumer Reports or other reputable rating sites to find the best gutter guard installation company near you.

How to clean micro mesh gutter guards?

Even though micro mesh gutter guards are great at reducing dirt and debris, they can still become clogged and need to be cleaned from time to time. However, cleaning a stainless steel or micro mesh gutter guard is quite simple. A common garden hose and a soft bristled brush will rinse away any dirt and debris that is causing you a fit. There is no need for heavy duty cleaners or equipment.