A roofing contractor should install your gutter protection system. All too often homeowners are caught in the middle of gutter covering companies and roofing contractors pointing blame at each other for the demise of their respective systems.
Many of today's roofing contractors shy away from the whole topic of gutter protection systems. There are sound reasons that roofers don't want the trouble of maintaining such systems. The reputable contractor intends on servicing a client in the event of a complaint. Gutter protection installation is always a serviceable item. No gutter protection system is without flaw. At the very best, when 100% of the leaves are kept out of the system, the bottom of the inside of the gutter develops an accumulation of sludge. This sludge eventually will dry out and crack in the dry season. When heavy rain brings water flow to the outlets, the sludge deposits will clog the downspouts.
Rain gutters will always require cleaning, unless they are in an environment that is absolutely devoid of organic debris. These situations are very rare, so count on the maintenance of your gutter systems.
A protective gutter covering is a good idea, as long as:
1. It will not impede the function of the gutter.
2. It is removable to enable access to the gutter for cleaning.
3. It does not damage your roofing system.
We highly recommend the heavy metal Gutter Shingle System that eliminates the expansion and contraction problems of vinyl products. It installs without the use of mechanical fasteners that would damage a roofing system.