Welcome to the TBC Gutter Guard Hall of Shame
You've seen the commercials, no more climbing ladders, no more risking life and limb to clean your gutters. Just give us a call and you'll be set for life! Just sign right here.
Wrong! Gutter guards are not not immune to mother nature's wrath.
Unfortunately, pine needles, pests and leaves never saw the commercials and don't know that they are prevented from entering gutters "protected" by guards. In fact, honest gutter guard companies should be pointing out that even with their awesome guards you will still need regular cleanings! And the price to clean gutters with guards is more expensive to do than those that do not have guards installed.
If you live in an area that has a lot of pine needles you know how they can find their way into any little crack or crevice and they can pile on top of each other very quickly. When pine needles and debris collect on top of gutter guards causing a "dam" that can keep water from entering your gutter system. This can lead to water leaking into your home which can cause extensive and costly damage.
Something else to consider. During a heavy downpour gutter guards can become overwhelmed by the higher than normal volume of water cascading down your roof causing the water to rush over the gutter guards which can lead to damage to your home. Gutters were designed to be open to catch water, enough said.
Before you sign that contract take a look at some of the recent inductees into our Hall of Shame. Buyer beware. Covering your gutters might not be the best idea after all.