1) Will I still have to clean my gutters occasionally?
No…Never. ArmourGuard gutter protection systems are completely sealed. No debris of any kind can penetrate the fine mesh system. Only water can enter your gutters.
2) Can The Gutters Overflow in Heavy Rains?
Not generally, the fine mesh systems are rated by the leading Consumer Magazine at 7 ½” per hour of rainfall. In our tests we see and even greater performance, however, in some instances where you have high winds in valleys on steep pitched roofs you could see a waterfall effect where the rain rushes so fast that it misses the gutter system completely.
3) How does your product differ from those made from plastic or uPVC?
The ArmourGuard family of products are made from extruded aluminum which provide un-paralleled strength. In heavy snow or ice climates, the weight of the ice/snow can cause the plastic frames to collapse inside the gutter system. Additionally, plastics and uPVC material can easily warp in high temperatures causing the screen mesh to separate from the frame. ArmourGuard extruded aluminum will not warp and the rubberized adhesive that holds the screen to the frame will expand and contract with the fluctuation in temperatures. Finally, extruded aluminum can be heated in winter, while plastic or PVC cannot.
4) Will debris ever sit on the ArmourGuard Screen?
ArmourGuard Products are designed to fit at the same pitch as your roof so debris will naturally wash or blow off the gutters. In some instances debris can sit in areas that are protected from the weather. In those cases a simple reverse bristle brush with an extension pole will easily remove the debris. We might add, however, that any debris that sits on the gutter guard will not generally impede water from entering the gutter system.
5) Will your mesh ever clog from dirt, dust, or pollen's?
No. The fine mesh micro screens are self-cleaning when it rains and will not clog.
6) How does snow and ice affect ArmourGuard Gutter Guards?
All fine mesh gutter guards are made from some form of stainless steel. At temperatures below freezing, any melted water from the roof due to energy loss will simply refreeze on the screen. In cases such as this ArmourGuard Ice is the best solution as it has an integrated low temperature self-regulating cable in the outer edge of the frame. This will heat the extrusions and mesh to above melting temperatures and easily and effectively eliminates ice dams and icicles. No other gutter guard has this ability. It’s truly a four seasons gutter guard!
7) How much per foot does ArmourGuard cost?
Each home is different and has unique circumstances, so cost will vary. Additionally, ArmourGuard provides different products for different applications. Your ArmourGuard Dealer can provide a free in home evaluation with the best solution for your home.