When choosing the best gutter guards for your home, the first thing to consider is what type of gutter guards to use. There are three types of gutter guards: inserts, screens, and reverse curve systems.
Inserts are the cheapest option and you can do them yourself: they are a porous material you place into the gutter that allows water through but blocks debris. This is cost-effective and can help eliminate clogs, but they still require regular maintenance because the inserts only stop the debris once it is already in the gutters.
Screens are the most common type of gutter guard. You place them over the gutter so they allow water through, but prevent most leaves and sticks from entering. Like any system that works through filtration, they can be effective but they still must be removed and cleaned regularly to avoid blockage.
Reverse curve systems are the most advanced type of gutter guard. These gutter guards are placed over the gutter, rather than on top of it or inside it, so the debris never has a chance to get in. Water enters through a small opening near the edge of the gutter, but leaves and sticks simply fall off due to gravity. This system requires more of an initial investment, but it requires the least maintenance so it is very cost-effective in the long term – many homes with this system have never had their gutters cleaned!
Choosing the best gutter guards in NJ
After trying just about every gutter guard on the market, NJ Gutter Topper is confident that Gutter Topper is the best system. It utilizes reverse curve technology and is made in America from the highest-quality materials by a family-owned company. Gutter Topper is available in nine colors to match your home, and it features a smooth silhouette. Most importantly, it has undergone rigorous quality testing by an independent third party and is certified to withstand up to 1200 pounds of weight per square foot, 22″ of rainfall per hour, and 100 mph winds with no movement.
North Jersey Gutter Topper has been installing gutter guards for over 20 years and is top rated by many organizations including Angie’s List, the Better Business Bureau, and Home Advisor. We have installed over 10,000 Gutter Topper systems, all with a lifetime transferable warrantee. Gutter Topper units are virtually maintenance-free and can usually be installed in just one day by our courteous, professional team. Call us today for a free estimate!