Why are there so many new gutters and gutter guards?
And they All claim to be the best?
Glad you asked!
20-50 years ago all gutters and gutter guards were mainly the same, open to nature’s debris and attached to the home with a long large nail, often referred to as “spike.”
The privilege of owning a home came with a list of homeowner maintenance with varying degrees of importance. Seasonal gutter cleaning ranked high on the list of importance due to damage from neglect, though the task was one of the most unpleasant and dangerous. Developers launched a few gutter protection products 20-30 years ago that were initially well received, but presented problems in time.
Our company in fact began 20 years ago when our remodeling company repeatedly observed failed gutter guards which left homeowners free from gutter cleaning but with wood rot from misguided rainwater in gutters with covers. Many homeowners learned the hard way that gutters must above all carry the rain water away from the house, and novelty covers prevented this from functioning correctly.
Thankfully our economy still operates with basic supply and demand. There is a significant demand for a self-cleaning gutter. Today’s homeowners prefer to make an initial investment in a product that will free them from the dangerous and unpleasant task of gutter cleaning.
Our modern world with technology, multi-tasking, and weather prediction abilities draw our attention away from this important task of seasonal gutter cleaning. Product development in this industry has exploded in answer to this demand for something better, and like any other industry a wide variety in quality and design in now available.
Today there are MANY choices and many different types of companies that offer a new gutter, and every single product claims to be the BEST.…….Do the homework before making a decision.
Use the internet to find reviews or complaints? Can you look closely at who owns the product, where it is manufactured, who are the actual installers, and how long has it been in use? Invest the time to make an educated decision for your real estate investment.
Ever Clean Gutter System has deliberate design features that have not changed in 20 years. Happy Hunting…..or simply call Ever Clean Gutter System.