December 11, 2010
Clogged rain gutters allow the rainwater wash over the gutter and unto walls, windows, and doors, defeating the very purpose for which they were installed. In addition to function, Rain gutters that are full of leaves, twigs and other debris detract from the appearance of the home. In Charlotte, we recommend that gutters be cleaned at least twice a year.
A gutter guard, in general, is an accessory for the gutters to prevent falling leaves, accumulation of dust, and other flying debris from entering the gutter system. In addition to preventing debris accumulation, gutter guards help prevent growth of moss and algae which slows water flow and can lead to damage in walls and window sills.
Additionally, having a gutter guard of some type helps reduce clogging but not the need for cleaning. Even the best gutter guards can allow fine particles of shingle grit or air-borne debris to collect in the gutter. Although most of this will wash through the system, over time, there will be a build-up of debris that will slow the water flow.
We sell the RainFlow Gutter Guard because we believe it’s the best on the market. The reason we believe that is that this system is that with the RainFlow Gutter Guard the system fills the entire gutter opening so that nothing but water can get in. All gutter guards allow debris to collect on top of the gutter screen but with the RainFlow system, we’ve found that the dual airflow system allows any debris to dry out quickly. Drying time is important because dry debris will blow off of the gutter screen whereas, wet leaves, pine needles or other will be firmly in place atop the screen the next time it rains.
An additional feature is that the system is invisible from the ground. This is a cosmetic consideration but one that can be important for the appearance of the home.
We sell the RainFlow Gutter Guard System because we think it’s the best but every homeowner should make themselves familiar with all systems on the market and decide for themselves which system is most appropriate for their home.