Screens are the most common type of gutter guard. They come in a wide variety of shapes and materials and can be installed in a few different ways. Screens work well in situations where leaves are the main problem. However, the openings in screens are large enough to let in seeds and pine needles, and cleaning them out may require removing the screens. Second, the screens themselves can become plugged, and cleaning screens can be tricky because some of the debris gets entangled and isn’t easily brushed or blown off. So if you currently find lots of seeds or needles in your gutters, screens may help, but don’t expect them to eliminate gutter chores.
- Keeps out larger leaves and debris.
- Readily available.
- Easy to install.
- Works with various roof types: shingles, steel, slate, wood, tile, etc.
- Can work with old, brittle shingles.
No other gutter cover system can claim to have a patent on a one-piece covered gutter. LeafGuard is the original and only one-piece seamless gutter system. Its built-in hood covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris. The hood is not an add-on, but an integral part of the gutter itself. Since 1993 when it was introduced to the market, LeafGuard has been the leading covered gutter in America.