Gutter Screens Versus Gutter Covers

When looking for gutter protection, you have likely come across two options: gutter screens and gutter covers But what are the differences between these products and which one is right for your home? Exterior Source has all the info you need here:

What Are Gutter Screens?

Gutter screens are coverings that are placed on top of your gutters. They are typically made from materials like aluminum, plastic, or stainless steel, and come in many sizes and shapes, ensuring they can fit on almost any gutter system. Gutter screens have holes in them that allow precipitation to flow into your gutters while preventing debris from entering the system.

What Are Gutter Covers?

In comparison, gutter covers (also called gutter guards) are attached to your gutter system or come built in. This method of gutter protection uses sloped or curved hoods that direct water into your troughs but send leaves and other debris rolling off to the ground. Like screens, gutter covers come in many sizes and shapes and are constructed from durable materials like aluminum and stainless steel. However, gutter covers are typically more customizable, and come in many colors.

Which is a Better Option for Your Home?

Gutter covers typically provide better protection from clogs because they cover the troughs better than screens, plus they are a more durable option. Additionally, the holes in gutter screens still allow some debris to enter, increasing the chance of clogs. However, screens are often a less expensive option than covers, making them an attractive option for homeowners on a budget.

Interested in Covered Gutters? Contact Exterior Source!

At Exterior Source we proudly offer LeafGuard gutter systems that feature built-in gutter covers for premier protection against clogs. If you are interested in learning more about these top-rated gutters, click here, or contact us today. We serve homeowners in the Chesapeake, Virginia, area and Northeast North Carolina.

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