Professionally Installed Gutter Guards

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Professional installed systems are typically more of an investment than homeowner installed options. However, the professional systems all offer better clog protection, extended longevity and are backed by varying warranties. Homeowners looking for permanent or long-term gutter protection are best served by a professionally installed system. Understanding the pros and cons of each system is paramount to a homeowner selecting the system that is best suited for their needs.

Slit/Hole Gutter Guards

The professionally installed gutter slit/hole systems are similar to the homeowner installed systems. In many instances it is the same product with the only difference being who performs the installation.

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Reverse Curve Gutter Guards

For several decades, Reverse Curve, or Reverse Flow, gutter protection systems were the industry leader in professionally installed gutter guards.

The first reverse curve patent was issued in the early 1900s. Prior to 2005 this type of system was typically viewed as the best gutter protection system available.

With a reverse curve system the top of the gutters are completely sealed. Water flows to the front of the gutters where a curve leads to an opening that runs along the entire front edge of the gutter guard. The intent is that water will follow the path of the curve into your gutters while leaves and debris are pushed off the front edge.

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Micro Mesh Gutter Guards

The last category of professionally Installed gutter protection that we will cover is micro mesh (also called micro screen or micro filter). Micro mesh gutter protection first appeared in 2005 (LeafFilter™ was the first patented micro mesh product).

A micro mesh gutter protection consists of two parts:

  • An ultra-thin (typically surgical steel) mesh
  • A frame that pulls water through the mesh and into the gutters.

Micro mesh systems create a completely sealed system. The openings in the micro mesh are thin enough to keep out items as small as a grain of sand. As water flows off of your roof it is pulled into the micro mesh screen. Shingle grit, dirt, leaves…every type of possible debris either falls off the edge of the gutter or accumulates until a wind comes blowing.

The use of surgical grade steel (recommended) ensures that no organic material will grow on, or adhere to the surface.

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