09 Mar 2024

As a home inspector, I often come across gutter guards installed on homes with the misconception that they are maintenance-free. While gutter guards can be effective in reducing the amount of debris that enters your gutters, they are not entirely maintenance-free. Here’s why you may still need to perform maintenance on your gutter guards:

  1. Debris Accumulation: Despite their design, gutter guards can still accumulate debris over time. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can build up on top of the guards, leading to clogs and water overflow.
  2. Pollen and Seedlings: Fine particles like pollen and small seedlings can bypass gutter guards and settle in your gutters. These can eventually grow into plants and cause blockages.
  3. Cleaning Requirements: While gutter guards may reduce the frequency of gutter cleaning, they do not eliminate the need for it entirely. Periodic cleaning and maintenance are still necessary to ensure proper gutter function.
  4. Guard Maintenance: Gutter guards themselves require maintenance. They can become clogged or damaged, requiring cleaning or replacement to maintain their effectiveness.
  5. Professional Inspection: Regular inspection by a professional home inspector can help identify any issues with your gutter guards and ensure they are functioning properly.

In conclusion, while gutter guards can help reduce the amount of gutter maintenance required, they are not a foolproof solution. Regular inspection and maintenance are still necessary to ensure your gutters remain clean and free-flowing.

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