The Seven Dangers of Selecting the Wrong Gutter Protection
Ignore them and your new ‘maintenance-free’ gutters could invite trouble.
Only GutterGlove eliminates all of these perils and is truly maintenance-free.
In heavy rain, fast moving roof runoff can skip over the gutter and the
cover to rot window sills, erode walks and foundations and kill plantings.
(GutterGlove handles rainfall up to 150 inches per hour with no overshoot.
For example, hurricane Katrina delivered only 15 inches per hour
Small elements of debris can enter the gutter through or around the cover
and, over time, build a mat of mulch in the bottom of the gutter—difficult
to remove and a fertile bed for smaller seeds to take hold. Particles
small enough to pass through the GutteGlove mesh are quickly flushed away.
Sheet metal covers are easily damaged by a falling limb or wayward ladder.
Expanded screens collapse under debris load, fine mesh is easily pierced
and a vinyl substrate warps and dissolves in the sun. Gutter Glove is
strong enough to drive an SUV over it without damage.
Impossible to repair
Should a seamless sheet metal system suffer any damage, the result is unsightly
and the entire run must be replaced by a crew with a roll-form truck.
If a gutter protected by GutterGlove should suffer catastrophic damage,
the GutterGlove 5’ panels can be recovered and installed over the
Debris above the cover
Covers that install below the roof edge can provide a flat surface where
debris can collect and hold moisture against the vulnerable wood fascia.
GutterGlove is installed as an extension of the roof line. The fascia
Forced to replace a serviceable gutter.
Some gutter protection systems require that the gutter in place—though
virtually new, must be removed before the new gutter with cover can be
installed. GutterGlove may be installed over an existing gutter that will
last far longer protected and supported by the cover.
Invitation to pests.
Open, recurved systems offer a sanctuary to insects, birds, rodents and
snakes—vermin that can enter your attic and destroy your home and
peace of mind. A GutterGlove installation seals the gutter and fascia
entirely. The mesh is fine enough to exclude the smallest mosquito.