Does Gutter Guard Work? Simple answer, No!
With 30+ years of experience working on over 320,000 buildings it’s our professional opinion that gutter guard does not work and we no longer install it.
All gutter guards require maintenance
The perception is that if you have gutter guard installed then you will never have to clean your gutters again – this is incorrect. With 30 years’ industry experience in Sydney, we have seen tens of thousands of buildings with gutter guard and all of them require maintenance.
Leaf litter will still build up on your roof, in your valleys and on top of the guard. Some companies will advertise that their product keeps out the leaves and sticks but fail to mention the silt accumulating in the bottom of the gutter. Over a period of 1 – 2 years, dust or fine particles from trees, city pollution and construction sites will settle on your roof. When it rains, this dust washes through into your gutters forming a build-up of silt. Small seeds make their way into this silt resulting in plants and moss growing in your gutters.
Gutter guards may increase the cost of your gutter clean
Gutters with guard still need to be cleaned, we usually charge 2-3 times more than the cost of gutters without guard.
We charge 2-3 times more because we have to do 2-3 times the work. We have to lift the guard out, clean the gutters and then place the guard back in.