There are so many components in any home that require regular checks, I've more or less lost count. Every part of the home, whether it is inside or out must be in good working condition to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all. One such case I've been dealing with recently is my gutters, blocked from the continual rainful and residual leafy sludge from the autumn.
Keep your gutters debris free!
Gutters are an important component of your home's exterior which should be kept clean and uncluttered for a smooth flow of water. I've come across an innovative product called the 'Gutter Filler'. This modern product aims to maintain gutters and keep the debris free.
This gutter solution is lightweight and shaped in a wedge to fit snugly into the gutter. Its installation prevents leaves and debris falling into it from clogging up the exterior drainage system of any home - simple really!
Gutter Fillers come in modular pieces which can be placed together without gaps in between. The spongey material used aims to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in the gutters, and as yet I've got no complaints.
They also claim snow and ice could also be prevented from building up in gutters fitted with Gutter Fillers. This would protect the home from potential damage when heavy snow melts and flows through the gutter. With the Gutter Filler, the melted snow is filtered to flow down the spout.
The Gutter Filler is easily installed by even a DIY novice like me. The pieces are modular and easily placed into the gutter. A word of precaution though - have the gutters cleaned before putting in the Gutter Filler pieces.
The manufacturer installation manual included has detailed instructions. The installation process is simple enough to be completed in a couple of hours depending on the length of gutter to be covered, in my case I was done within an hour, although I only have a short stretch that I consider problematic enough to require attention.
A Great Alternative
The Gutter Filler is a great alternative to tedious gutter cleaning which should be executed at least twice a year. The installation of the Gutter Filler also helps ease the tedious cleaning task of clearing out debris at heights which can be both a safety and anxiety concern for some.
Hosing the gutter to drain off debris can be a tiring task at such a height, especially if the gutter is long or winding. The Gutter Filler is an excellent leaf trap to prevent debris from filling the gutter especially if there are deciduous trees nearby. It's a thumbs up from me!