The myth about fixed gutter guards

The biggest myth about fixed gutter guards is that once in place you never have to clean your gutters.  This simply is not true.  Even with a fixed gutter guard, seeds, dirt, dust and broken-down leafy debris can enter your gutters.  With the moisture available, this is the perfect place for seeds to germinate and grow.  We often find large plants and sometimes mini trees growing from gutters and through the fixed gutter guard.

Even with a fixed gutter guard you still need to clean your gutters, because the fixed gutter guard will protect your gutters from the large debris, but not the small stuff.

For this reason, we recommend the use of a removable gutter guard.  It is quick and easy to install, it does the job of protecting your gutters.  Vermin do not like it because the bristles in their face make it uncomfortable and keeps them away.  The biggest benefit of a removable gutter guard is that it is easy to remove and clean the gutters, and easily re-installed.  If you have a fixed gutter guard, it may double the cost to have your gutters cleaned!  Yes, double the price because it will take just as long (if not longer) to remove the gutter guard for cleaning and then to re-install it.  With a removable gutter guard, it is easy to remove and re-install and will not add additional cost to your gutter cleaning price.

If you’d like a quote on having a removable gutter guard installed in your home or building, then please give Gutter-Vac Northern Rivers a call at 1300 654 253.

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