Are Gutter Protectors Worth the Money?

After carefully assessing the pros and cons of gutter protectors, it's clear that they are not a wise investment. Calculating the amount of time, effort, and money it takes to install and maintain gutter protectors reveals that they do not offer any cost savings. In fact, they can end up costing more in the long run. If you strain your fascia, the entire rain gutter system will be affected, leading to costly home repairs.

Installing gutter protectors means that you'll have to check and clean your gutters more frequently to prevent buildup. This will result in a higher gutter cleaning bill than usual. Many people mistakenly believe that mosquito nets protect their gutters from debris. Solid “shield” gutter protectors rely on the capillary properties of water to cause water to enter the gutters.

However, these products are not effective at preventing debris from entering the gutters. It is also more difficult to inspect the gutter system when there are gutter protectors covering them. Gutterglove is also widely used in rainwater collection systems because of its ability to filter all gutter debris before rainwater flows into rain collection tanks. However, these types of products cannot completely prevent debris from entering the gutters.

In conclusion, installing gutter protectors is not worth it. Not only do they not offer any cost savings, but they can also lead to costly home repairs if something goes wrong. It is important to inspect and clean your gutters regularly, even if you have gutter protectors installed.