The Ultimate Guide To Gutter Protection

We can all agree that a clogged gutter sucks! But nothing sucks more than spending your off-day cleaning gutters instead of engaging in your favorite hobby or enjoying that needed day off. Luckily, we have a solution. We need to install gutter protection to save ourselves from the agony of frequently cleaning twigs, leaves, and all sorts of debris from the gutters and our water harvesting reservoirs. Alright then. Before we call a gutter installation expert, we may need to ask ourselves what gutter protection is. 

This article will define gutter protection, some of the varieties available, and why you need it. 

What is Gutter Protection?

Gutter protection is installing additional guards or screens to block solid matter, which may cause clogging. While we may see it as an unnecessary additional expenditure, its benefits outshine the installation cost by far. 

If left unattended, clogged gutters may cause the water to overflow, ending up ruining our lawns, walls, and maybe even our homes’ entire structural foundation. It is worthy to note that home insurers don’t cover such damages. They also form an eyesore when plants start growing in the trapped debris. Worse still, it is a potential breeding ground for rodents, ants, and mosquitoes. 

What Types of Gutter Guards Are Available?

Gutter guards come in various forms. Below we highlight a few. 

Mesh Screen

These inexpensive screens are made of plastic or metal, though plastic is recommended to avoid rust. They are easy to set up and dismantle, but caution is needed in windy areas as they can be blown away.

Perforated Metal

This is a guard type fitted under the roofing material over the gutters. They are made of metal with tiny holes for water passage. It works well to stop large debris and tops the list in terms of durability. 


Foam is a type of guard made from polyurethane foam or polyether. They are fitted inside the gutters letting the water pass through while blocking solids. They are mostly preferred because self-installation is easy. 

What Is the Best Gutter Protection for My Home?

Identifying the best gutter protection type for your home can be a daunting task. Furthermore, we can’t get the ideal answer to the question as every house has its unique style. When deciding what to go for, some factors to consider include; the roofing material, roof pitch, rainfall level, and gutter type. The type of vegetation surrounding the house may also inform the decision based on the kind of debris to expect. For example, you wouldn’t go for a mesh screen if you expect pine needles.  

Do I Need Gutter Protection?

As we have learned, gutter protection is vital, and the benefits surpass the installation cost. If not done, we may frequently repair fascia, repair walls, fight pests and parasites, or eventually replace the whole gutter system. 
To sum it up, let’s conclude in agreement that gutter guards offer protection not only to the gutters but also to the entire house. Contact for professional consultation, cost estimation, and gutter solutions.

Gutterilla – Seamless & Guards Installation

401 Congress Ave #1540 

Austin TX 78701


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