choosing best gutter guards

How Do I Choose The Best Gutter Guards?

by | Gutter Guards

If you’re considering adding gutter guards to your home’s gutter system, you’re probably wondering which ones to purchase for the best value and functionality. The first question to ask yourself is, “Do I even need gutter guards?” Unless you have trees in your yard or a neighbor’s yard that could shed its leaves or pine needles in your gutters, you probably don’t need gutter guards.

If you do need gutter guards, then it’s time to get familiar with the different types of gutter guards so you can make an informed decision on which type is best for your gutters. Let’s take a look at the most popular types of gutter guards on the market today.

Screen Gutter Guards

Screens are the most basic type of gutter guard, consisting of a metal or plastic screen installed over the top of the gutter, allowing water to pass through. Metal screen gutter guards are what we can install for our clients when installing our seamless gutters. Our gutter guards are powder coated, so debris easily slips off the surface, preventing clogs more efficiently than plastic. They are easy to install and don’t require screws, so you can easily remove them when it’s time to clean your gutters occasionally.

Bottle-Brush Gutter Guards

These gutter guards have large bristles restricting twigs, leaves, or other large debris from obstructing the gutter. While they are cost-effective and offer the flexibility needed to bend around corners effectively, they have a downside. Smaller debris, such as pine needles, can easily enter through the bristles, causing clogs and potentially damaging your gutters. They can also be a hassle to clean.

Foam Gutter Guards

Foam gutter guards act like porous sponges that let water pass through while keeping leaves and debris out of your gutters. They are inexpensive and simple to install, making them the perfect option for DIYers. However, many homeowners avoid foam gutter guards because they grow mold easily and must be replaced frequently. The upside is they are cheap enough to replace regularly but you’ll want to be sure the gutters are easily reachable since you’ll be replacing the foam inserts more frequently than any other type of gutter guard.

Reverse Curve Gutter Guards

Reverse curve systems use curved pieces of metal or plastic that fit inside the gutter. The curved pieces create a “reverse curve,” which forces water into the downspout while blocking leaves and other debris from entering the gutter. These systems are one of the more expensive options, but they require less maintenance as they do not become clogged as easily as bottle brush and foam inserts.

Mesh Gutter Guards

Mesh systems use a fine mesh material that fits over the top of the gutters themselves, allowing water to flow through while blocking leaves and other debris from entering the gutter. These systems require little maintenance as they do not become clogged easily. However, mesh systems can be more expensive than other options, and many homeowners find they are not worth the added investment.

Micro Mesh Gutter Guards

These covers use a fine wire mesh to keep leaves and debris out of your gutters, while still allowing rainwater to flow through. However, it’s important to note that micro-mesh gutter guards may not be the best choice for areas that experience heavy rainfall. These types of gutters guards can’t always keep up with the heavy rains so they can overflow.

Choosing the right gutter guard for your gutters can be overwhelming, but with careful consideration you can find one that balances style, form, functionality, and price. No system is entirely flawless, but don’t let that discourage you. Take the time to assess your needs and budget and you’ll be confident in your decision.

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Paul E. July 18, 2024
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Silvia Martinez July 11, 2024
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Steven M June 27, 2024
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Kevin Watson June 20, 2024
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Moore's came out this morning to install our gutters and they did a great job. They were on time and quick in getting them installed before the rain started.....and they work great!!!

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Deborah Mendez June 5, 2024
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Jeannette Mercado June 3, 2024
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Dave Rio May 22, 2024
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This company is great. Reasonable pricing. Owner and his son super professional. Answer all questions. Listen to what request for gutters to be set up so it makes my life easier to take care of my lawn work. Provide a great warranty. They stand behind there work no questions. If you need gutters call this company. You will not regret it

john casalino May 21, 2024
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Great Family owned business. Very easy to work with, fast response and quick scheduling. Arrived on time as promised and provided excellent quality work at a far price. Highly recommended.

Bill Walters May 18, 2024
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Scott Butterfield May 15, 2024
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Shauna Knerr May 8, 2024
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I love that this is a family owned and operated company. Moores Rain Gutters are completely reliable, professional, knowledgeable and will answer any and all questions and address all concerns. I highly recommend them. They take pride in there work!

Lorraine Gerhold May 1, 2024
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Nancy Gutmann April 23, 2024
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Herb Ivey April 22, 2024
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Outstanding work done on my brand new home!! They traveled to Homosassa for me!! Great guys and great company!!

Michael April 17, 2024
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Very happy with the service and installation of my gutters today. This is family own which I like. Their pricing is very reasonable and fitted my budget. They were all very professional and addressed any concerns I had. The finish product looks great!! Thanks again for a job well done!

A R (TarponRose) April 13, 2024
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I'm very pleased that I chose this business to replace my gutter. They are reliable, fairly priced and have a great work ethic. The job gets done when they say it will be done. Thank you!

Diane Schook April 13, 2024
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Very professional and a very good job!!!

Robert Jacobs April 11, 2024
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Great family owned company. On time both times we used them. Did a fantastic job at a good price. Highly recommend

Shane treise March 29, 2024
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Outstanding family owned company who do great work at a reasonable price. Would highly recommend for gutters.

Jesse Coker March 29, 2024
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Joe from Moore’s rain gutters gave us a great price, showed up on time and his workers got to our house early installed our new gutters and cleaned up and told me if I needed anything to call. Great company, I highly recommend

marylou iuvara March 27, 2024
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Just built this house and these guys are great! Easy to deal with, clean job, great price. Wish I could use 6 Stars! Call Joe!!

Dean Boddiford March 20, 2024
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Great service, great price, very responsive, and delivered an awesome job.

fady girgis March 15, 2024
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Moores rain gutter company did a terrific job at my home. Quality workmanship and reasonable in prices. I highly recommend them for your gutter replacement.

Konnie Arnemann March 13, 2024
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I called to have gutters cleaned between my lanai screen roof and house, the owner was extremely courteous and explained he didn't do this type of gutter cleaning but, instead of hanging up he gave me information that helped me get my gutters cleaned. Thank you for your help

Don Prokidansky March 12, 2024
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Alfred Boehler February 26, 2024
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Very happy with new gutters, pricing, and installation. Great family owned business! Highly recommend.

STEVEN MEJDRICH February 26, 2024
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I needed a last minute gutter install, they answered right away, and he was able to call me back within the hour to schedule me. They called me when they were on the way, and were able to get it done quickly and very professionally! Would 100% recommend.

Georgette Kyriacou February 23, 2024
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I recently had new gutters installed and over the weekend when it rained I had a little problem with a gutter. I called Joe Sunday afternoon and advised him of the problem and he promptly came out the next day and fixed it with no questions asked. Now it’s perfect and even though Joe added a splash guard to redirect the rainfall he wouldn’t let me pay him even though it wasn’t included in the original price.They did a great job and showed up right on time. I would recommend them to everyone. The pricing was very fair and the work was excellent. Thanks to Joe,his son and grandson for the very professional service and great work. Paul

Paul Zurbrugg February 21, 2024
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Moores Rain Gutters put gutters and downspouts on our home they show up completed the job also they were very professional and polite and cleaned up after they finish I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs their service 👍👍

John February 12, 2024
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We needed gutters on our new home. We had several estimates and we are very happy we went with Moores Rain Gutters. They were reasonable, and very professional. The job was done the next week. A family owned company, that does their own work. Highly recommend this company. Thank you for a great job.

Pags February 9, 2024
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These people are fantastic. Snowed up early for estimate, great price. Called a couple days in advance to let me know when they'd be here. They were here on time, did a beautiful job and were done and out before I returned from an appointment.

jojo keith February 7, 2024
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This review is from Medical Arts Professional Health Services, Inc in Spring Hill, FL. Moores Rain Gutters, LLC was prompt to respond for a consultation regarding a gutter system issue on our office building. Their pricing was appropriate with competitors in the area. The wait time to begin the job was reasonable and they completed the job in 1 day to our satisfaction. Their warranty is standard in the community. We are very pleased with the job that was done and we highly recommend Moores Rain Gutters LLC.

Lori Nunes January 30, 2024
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Great guy and great company. Joe is very good at what he does and will be there when he says he will. I would recommend anyone needing gutters to use Moores rain gutters

chris chiger January 26, 2024
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We had Moores install our gutters yesterday and we are more than satisfied with their work. Joe came and met with me and did the estimate on the spot and was able to provide gutters in bronze to match the soffit and fascia and downspouts to match the gray walls of the house. He was very personable and was within the price range that I was expecting. His son and grandson did the work and showed up exactly on time on the day of the installation and finished when they said they would. Very professional and they offer a great warranty for their work. You can’t go wrong with this company.

Gary Jenkins January 20, 2024
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Great experience with Moores Rain Gutters! They were able to get us an estimate quickly and get us on their calendar quickly too. The gutters look great and they were a pleasure to work with!

Rachel January 19, 2024
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I hired Moores Rain Gutters to replace my existing gutters. I was impressed with how easy and attentive they are with their communication. The installation went well and looks great. The company was professional and cleaned up the job site well and I would completely recommend them to friends and family.

J Donovan January 17, 2024
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10/10 for Moores Rain Gutters. They were on time and did quality work. I would highly recommend them to my friends and family. I could not be happier with the job they did!

Caanan Brown December 29, 2023
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What a pleasure to do business with a family operation like this. The father and son team arrived timely and were professional and respectful throughout the project. Super reasonably price with great workmanship. Completely satisfied with nothing negative to say. Would highly recommend.

Christine F. December 18, 2023
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Excellent work. The black gutters look great on our home. Thank you again for a great job. Best work and pricing!

Frank Moore December 11, 2023
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Another great experience with Moore’s Rain Gutters! Moore’s came out several months ago and replaced my old gutters. Joe and his sons did an excellent job. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Last week I had a patio poured in the same vicinity as 2 of the down spouts causing the elbows not to fit at the bottom anymore. I called Joe this morning and he was out within a couple of hours to make the adjustments. Problem solved free of charge! Do yourself a favor and call Moore’s Rain Gutters. You will be happy you did!

Linda McCullough December 11, 2023
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william moncalieri December 9, 2023
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Trish December 6, 2023
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Pawel Wierzbicki December 4, 2023
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I am a Realtor, and Moores had the Best price and gave fast service. I totally recommend!

Carolyn Campbell December 2, 2023
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Joe was very professional he took time to explain everything from measurements to installation. The price was fair compared to others. I would greatly recommend him and his son

Gladys Kernizan November 28, 2023
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Great job! Right on time! Friendly crew! Would recommend them to anyone!

Andrew Frimmel November 27, 2023