Effectiveness of Gutter Guards
About two years ago we installed gutter protectors – the simple kind – with many small holes to let the rain in – they still require brushing leaves and pine needles off every so often. We don’t get up on ladders anymore so we hire people to do it. One of the companies we’ve used just suggested that they take away the gutter protectors – that they make cleaning more complicated and they think regular open gutters with regular cleaning is the way to go.
We had the “Leaf relief” type; Gutter Protection – New England Gutter Kings (negutterkings.com)
When we installed the protectors, they screwed them into the wood (the fascia?) and so if we take them out there will be screw holes. Do you think it makes sense to take off the gutter protectors?
The company that installed them also does cleaning and we could hire them to do the cleaning. They did tell us when we installed them that they would still need to be brushed occasionally.
Thanks, in advance for any feedback.
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