Gutters are responsible for draining rain water and melting snow away from the roof and siding of a home or building. By properly diverting the water through a channel to a downspout, gutters keep your home safe from water damage and help maintain the look of your exterior. Unfortunately, open gutter systems are at risk for many outdoor hazards including dead leaves, pine cones, small animals, heavy snow and ice and other outdoor debris. When these objects lodge in a gutter system it causes clogging. A clogged gutter will cause water to back up in the channel where it can seep over the gutter lid and also creep up under the shingles and begin to leak through the ceiling. By installing high quality gutter covers you can prevent leaves and debris from ever getting into the gutter.
Gutter shields are often made from commercial grade, thick aluminum that is capable of standing up to harsh weather conditions including snow, sleet, intense heat, wind and heavy rain. The unique design of these leafless gutter systems creates a perforated cover over the gutter channel that safely captures falling leaves and other debris on the top of the gutter shield where a slight breeze can blow it away. When you install gutter screens on your home or commercial building you create a solid barrier that is proven to keep gutters free of the many hazards that exist outdoors.