Do you need gutter cleaning?
Mesh Gutter Screens-Yay or Nay
Although this can be a quick job for a warm Fall afternoon , keeping you out of the house and away from the tv and football, salsa and chips and other refreshments, many homeowners are considering enclosing their gutters with the new heavy gauge wire mesh screens, which shuts out all but the smallest particles of debris and removes the gutter cleaning from the “Honey Do” List for good. Many companies offer the service of installing custom made to fit mesh screens to your roof, making it possible to do cleaning from the safety of the ground with just a garden hose to rinse down any small particles which go through the mesh. Height of the roof and its pitch make a consideration factor for the homeowner if this service would be worth the additional expense. Thinking of the danger, as a person ages, the inconvenience and the necessity to have a good ladder on hand , that expense may be well justified.
Downside to Gutter Screens
Other than the initial cost of custom manufacture and installation of gutter screens, the only drawback to their installation could be that, in some parts of the country, or if they are installed on metal roofs, large amounts of snow and ice collecting on, or sliding down a roof can damage the clips holding the gutter screens in place, or remove them and even the gutter all together. We have all seen the youTube videos of huge globs of snow sliding down and burying an unsuspecting victim. Imagine that snow and ice being accompanied by gutters, downspouts and the gutter screen, too. All in all, they still sound like a good deal and a terrific time and work-saver for a homeowner to consider.