An efficient gutter system will help protect your windows, siding, foundation and roof from water damage. Regular maintenance and cleaning are necessary when it comes to keeping your gutters in good shape. Gutter guards help in making these tasks easier by minimizing the debris that enters the gutters and improving water flow.
One of the most popular types of gutter covers is gutter sponges or foam inserts. Read on to discover their pros and cons.
Are Foam Gutter Guards Worth It?
Foam gutter guards are long pieces of triangular, arch-shaped foam made to fit inside gutters. The foam catches leaves, twigs and other debris as water flows through it, preventing them from going inside the gutters. Many are choosing this type of gutter covers due to its ease of installation.
However, the porous material can easily get filled with roofing debris, which can slow down water flow. Gutter foams filled with moisture and debris can attract pests like ants and mosquitoes. These gutter guards are also difficult to clean. You would need to have them removed from the gutters and manually clean, rinse and sanitize them.
Also, gutter sponges tend to stop working properly when they are reinserted because they have lost their shape and don’t fit the gutters. They are susceptible to the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, meaning they’re likely to fall apart within a few years.
Make Your Gutters Last Longer With Gutter Helmet
Delay the need for a roof, siding or window replacement by investing in the best gutter guards, Gutter Helmet®. This revolutionary product features a solid cover that ensures smooth water flow. It’s made of a material that resists damage from sun exposure and doesn’t attract insects.
The patented nose-forward design of Gutter Helmet effectively diverts water away from the roof and exterior. With its protective high-performance finish, it stays safe from the elements. Its slit has just enough space for water to flow smoothly without allowing debris to get inside.
When you choose Carolina Gutter Helmet & More for your gutter protection installation, you don’t have to worry about constantly cleaning your gutters. We also install energy-efficient windows, available in different styles, such as awnings, casements and double-hung. Call us at (864) 877-0692 or complete our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Columbia and Greenville, SC.