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
If you have a gutter guard installed, our pricing will normally be twice our normal rate. The reason why is that we have to complete 2-3 times the work, lifting the guard, cleaning the gutters and then placing the guard back down.
However, once your gutters are cleaned, you should get 2-3 times longer between gutter cleans.
We often receive calls that other gutter cleaners just clear the leaves off the top of the guard. We’ve been doing this for 30 years so know how to clean gutters with the guard. We’ll lift the guard, clear out the built-up silt and get your gutters working again.