Washington D.C. Gutter Screens and Covers
Many gutter companies will simply recommend screens or covers for your gutter system as it is a great money maker for their business. We only offer gutter screens or covers to our customers if we believe it will lessen the possibility of water damage. Some gutter screens work better than others depending on the types of trees and exposure you have around your home.
Experts tend to agree that gutter guards don’t provide foolproof protection against all the debris that can litter and clog gutters. You shouldn’t purchase gutter guards with the intention of never cleaning your downspouts again. They don’t make your gutters invincible or magically resistant to the debris of the seasons.
That being said, gutter guards have been known to reduce the frequency of gutter cleanings. Installing a gutter guard properly should lessen the number of times you’ll have to clean your gutters.
It’s a good idea to take a look at your gutters, especially in the autumn when leaves are falling. You’ll also want to make sure in the winter that snow and ice don’t clog your gutters. Spring and summer can pose their own problems, depending on the foliage surrounding your house.