Gutter screening is one tool available to limit the amount of debris getting into and clogging your gutters and leader pipes. We install a quality aluminum gutter screening, which comes in 3-foot sections and slides under the shingles of your roof to cover the gutters completely. It is important to note that even the best quality gutter screening does not work on every house. For example, a house surrounded by pine trees should usually not be screened, as the falling pine needles will go right through the screen. A house with a particularly steep roof is not a good candidate for gutter screening, as water may shoot right over the screening, bypassing the gutters completely. Even under the best conditions, a house with gutter screening still requires maintenance. Most homes with gutter screening can skip a late fall gutter cleaning, but will require a cleaning in the spring. We will be happy to evaluate your home for the appropriateness of gutter screening and will provide an estimate for installation, if it will be effective for your home.
There are currently many other gutter cover products on the market ranging from inexpensive plastic rolled screening to expensive "gutter helmet" systems. While all of these products may work under some conditions and for some period of time, we do not recommend or install any of them. It has been our experience in over 20 years in the gutter cleaning business that we are often called upon to remove these products once they have stopped working effectively. We only install gutter screening when it is appropriate for the house and when the installation will provide some long term benefit to the customer.