Gutter mesh is often chosen as it’s relatively inexpensive, which means you can save money on the installation. Gutter mesh generally involves putting a tiny screen filter above the gutters to prevent leaves and other debris from entering the gutter. The smaller items that cannot get past the mesh stay outside the gutter, while whatever is too large to pass through the mesh falls into the pool. It helps clean the gutter and keep it free of debris. It also protects the gutter from overflowing since the more significant pieces stay above the ground. If you have decided to install this type of gutter system, here are a few benefits.
There are certain times when using a gutter mesh guard means less work for the homeowner. When you are installing gutters, there are two different types of system – straight and angled. If you are not familiar with installing gutters, you will want to consult with someone in the industry or a home improvement professional. If you choose to go with the linear system, your job will be much simpler. It will make your life a lot easier, especially if you do not live on top of your roof and have to deal with leaves every day.
If you choose the angled system, it can be much more complicated. This system is harder to install, but it also makes it harder to clean up the debris that often forms below the gutter mesh. For instance, if leaves are clogging up the system, you need to use a special leaf rake to clear away the clippings. It means that you will have to reach up and down many times while standing on your roof. The angled system, though, offers the opportunity to use less equipment which will save you time.
Most people are surprised at how big gutter mesh plays in keeping the roof above the leaves and debris. Because of this, they will want to place their mesh somewhere where it will be out of the way and won’t be in the way of other, more essential items. It means making sure that the gutter mesh is installed at the base of the house. It would help if you also considered putting it between the eaves and the ceiling to keep out large leaves and debris.
Before you install the gutter mesh, you need to measure the gutter hole size. Most DIY projects require accurate measurements. It is important to note that the height of your mesh will determine the thickness of the aluminium mesh, and you may need to use some filler to get the right thickness.
The next thing you should consider is whether to go for aluminium or powder-coating. Aluminium mesh offers you a good amount of gutter mesh whilst powder-coated gutters offer better leaf protection. This decision will come down to your budget, however.
Another factor that many homeowners fail to consider is whether to go for a stand-alone unit or a housing unit. A stand-alone unit allows you to protect your gutter mesh from both birds and damage by yourself. It is particularly useful if you live in a neighbourhood where there are a large number of homeowners. Installing a housing unit will allow you to have an extension on your home that gives you the option of protecting the rest of your home, as well. Many homeowners prefer having the housing installed by a professional because it gives them added peace of mind that the job has been done correctly.