Gutter Covers and Screens
Goode Gutters Plano TX
A gutter cover is a smooth piece of curved metal installed over the top of the gutter to keep out leaves and other debris. Gutter covers can either be painted or clad in composition roofing granules that match the home's roofing shingles. When it rains, the design draws the water around the cover and into the gutter while leaves and other debris fall to the ground. Leaf screens are another option for many homes. Instead of a solid piece of metal that covers the gutter trough, leaf screens are made of a mesh material that allows water into the gutter while keeping the leaves out. These screen systems can be easier to install than gutter covers and come in a variety of colors and sizes.
A number of gutter cover products are on the market and they all operate on the same basic principle. If you are looking for gutters in Frisco or gutters in Allen, this might be a good way to go as this is a very popular add-on that many homes in the DFW area have. Gutter cover protection systems are often more expensive than conventional gutters, but many come with extended warranties that protect the homeowner from having to pay for repairs if a clog happens.
Also note that the slope of the roof has a huge impact on the effectiveness of gutters and gutter protection systems. Steep roofs combined with improperly sized gutters or the wrong protection system can cause large amounts of water to over-shoot the gutters. This issue is specific to individual roof design.