With spring quickly approaching, it is time to start clearing your gutters of all the debris that built up inside them throughout the winter. This will prevent your basement from flooding during the intense storms that can occur in North Texas during the spring months. If you are getting tired of having to pull out the ladder every few months to clean your gutters, you can install gutter covers that are designed to keep your gutters clear. For more information about the benefits and drawbacks of gutter covers, or for rain gutter repair and maintenance, contact the office of Aline Roofing today.
Choose Your Gutter Covers
Before you go down your local hardware store and purchase gutter covers for your home, it is important for you to understand the benefits and drawbacks of installing them. Here is a breakdown of three different types of gutter covers.
Screens fit right over the top of your gutters and can be made from thin wire or mesh. They have small holes in them to allow the water to flow through but will catch leaves and other debris. They do need some maintenance to make sure the holes don’t get clogged.
Gutter inserts can be either porous foam or bristles. They sit at the bottom of your gutter to prevent the leaves from settling and not being carried away with the water flow. Unfortunately, they can cause your gutters to overflow.
Gutter guards are the most expensive. They cover your entire gutter, allowing water to drip along the edge into the gutters. While they provide the best protection for your gutters, they also can affect the appearance of your home.
If you are interested installing gutter covers or are in need of gutter maintenance in Fort Worth, TX, give us a call at (817) 984-9961.