Gutter Screens Cause Water To Miss the Gutter

Gutter Screens can Cause Rain Water To Miss The Gutter


Video Title:  Gutter Screen Issues

Description:  Gutter Screens and gutter mesh cause collateral problematic gutter issues. Gutter leaves and debris lay on the gutter screen causing the rain water to miss the gutter entirely.  The dirty debris covered gutter screen acts like a ramp and the water shoots past the gutter. Gutter screens can also curl or collapse allowing debris to enter the joints. If made of metal, they can be the first item to freeze in the winter causing the screen holes to close up creating a flat sheet of ice. Gutter Screens and gutter mesh require maintenance, requiring them to be dis-assembled, cleaned and reinstalled which can be time consuming and expensive.

Transcription:  Hi I'm Alex with GutterBrush here to talk about screens as gutter guards.  The debris lays on the screens and it sticks. When it gets wet it, sticks and it causes the screens to collapse and when they collapse they curl and the water goes right into the joints.  Also the debris that lays on it, causes the water to just skip past the gutter and miss the gutter entirely. Also, the metal screens are very thermally conductive so they are the first to freeze area causing a flat surface of ice right over the entire gutter.   When I used to clean gutters, I would I would respond to customers that had screens and it was kind of a pain in the neck because it was very time consuming. I had to remove the screen, clean the entire gutter but then even from the removed screen, I had to pick all the debris out of the millions of tiny apertures.  It was really a pain in the neck and it was very time consuming. So that's the problem with screens.