The most commonly used gutter guard is the vinyl gutter helmet, which has a hard plastic outer surface that is molded around the inside edge of the pre-existing gutters, with a flexible inner core. They are designed to cover large gaps and are not very noticeable. The core can be left in place for extra protection and when the plastic is removed it becomes a gutter guard that can be attached to the edge of the roof line or on the side of the house.
Gutter Helmet Mn An Effective Gutter Protection System For Your Home
In addition, there are a variety of other gutter helmet materials including the acrylic gutter helmet. These provide very good protection but are a bit more expensive than the vinyl options. There are also a variety of non-molded gutter guards, some with steel shingles and others made from plastic. All of these options offer great protection and are designed to fit any type of gutter system.
Regardless of the type of gutter guard you choose, installing it is easy. You simply connect it to the gutter and check it for leaks each day. Leaks can be repaired and water removed with a couple of tools, including a pipe wrench and a power washer. You may need to have professional help in order to install it correctly and if so you will still need to clean the gutters each day. A gutter helmet can prevent damage to the gutters, keep them from getting clogged and keep water away from the foundation of the home.