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E-Z-Micro Mesh – What You Need to Know About Gutter Guards

Published on: January 19, 2022

Gutter guards do not provide a guarantee that you won’t experience clogs or clutter within your gutters. But they do help keep out large debris that can cause major issues and allow water to pool on your roof or near your home’s foundation. 

E-Z-Micro Mesh gutter guards protect your home from different types of debris that can fill your gutters and leave them with reduced capacity or no capacity to move water away from your home as they should.

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Examples of debris that can cause issues include:

  • Pine needles
  • Leaves
  • Pollen

The challenge with gutter guards is that no one design targets all types of debris and helps with all kinds of weather events. That’s why contractors need to know about different kinds of gutter guards and when to use each one.

Seattle’s heavy rainfall and intense storms make having the best gutter guards especially important, which is why our team at 2FL Windows, Siding and Roofing recommends E-Z-Micro Mesh gutter guards.

Here’s why we recommend these premium aluminum screens to protect Seattle-area homes from gutter clogs.

Gutter Guard Types

To give you a better concept of the purpose of gutter guards, let’s take a look at the various types of gutter guards from E-Z Products. The company provides three types of gutter guards.

1. Powder Coated Steel Screens

The .28 gauge steel is tough against heavy loads of debris trying to work its way into your gutter. You’d be surprised at how heavy wet leaves can get, but the guard uses spring tensions to hold the guards in place without collapsing. 

The guards help keep 99 percent of debris out of your gutters and can fit either 6-inch or 6.5- inch round gutters. 

2. Premium Aluminum Screens

These guards screw into the gutter and slip under your first row of roofing shingles to provide good protection. The screens come in 4-foot lengths and are 5 or 6 inches wide. Given their design, they are incredibly easy to install.

While the screens provide excellent protection against gutter clogs, that does not mean you can be entirely hands-off in your gutter maintenance. You’ll still need to brush off the tops of the panels from time to time. 

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3. Painted Aluminum Covers

These gutter guards provide the maximum debris load protection and snap into either side of your gutters without fasteners. Many of the painted aluminum covers provide the maximum water flow, which is what we recommend for Seattle-area homes.

The design of these guards helps water flow downward. We also like that you don’t have to worry about disrupting your roofing shingles to install these guards. Depending on which guard you select, you can choose from 12 colors to match your home’s exterior.

E-Z-Micro Mesh Benefits

E-Z-Micro Mesh gutter guards have 250 years of engineering behind them and a team with incredible expertise to provide the best possible experience for customers. No matter which style of gutter guard you select, you’ll have better protection than you would with exposed gutters.

Here’s a look at some of the many benefits these gutter guards provide.

  • Easy installation
  • Prevents gutter corrosion and rust
  • Some gutter guards protect against the smallest debris, such as pollen
  • Prevents pests from taking up residence in your gutters
  • Extremely durable to stand up to wind, ice and branches or other large debris
  • Made from non-corrosive materials
  • Lower maintenance compared to having to clean out your home’s gutters
  • Styles available that snap into place with no fasteners and no disruption to your home’s roofing shingles
  • Includes 5-year warranty
  • The company has 250 years of gutter guard experience and holds many patents
  • Thoroughly tested using waterfall that simulates 6 inches of rain per hour

Disadvantages of Gutter Guards

While gutter guards provide some great benefits for homeowners, they are not without their flaws. Before installing gutter guards, be aware of these limitations of gutter protection.

  • Good gutter guards are somewhat pricey compared to guards that provide less protection. However, these guards provide long-term protection, whereas budget options can get damaged during ice storms or heavy rainstorms.
  • Micro-mesh gutter guards can be challenging to fit over some types and shapes of gutters. Be sure to discuss the best option for your gutters based on their size and shape.
  • You’ll still need to complete regular cleaning and debris removal to keep water flowing away from your home.
  • Smaller debris, such as sand or small granules from your roof will still make it into your gutters or get trapped in the holes of your gutter guard mesh. 

Do Mesh Gutter Guards Work?

Yes, mesh gutter guards protect against most debris making its way into your gutters. And the debris that can make it through is so small that it won’t cause clogs within your gutters. 

Adding mesh gutter guards will greatly reduce the frequency with which you need to clean out your gutters. Not only will you have less maintenance to complete, but your home will have greater protection from water damage because water will continuously move away from your home. Sitting water presents serious risks to your home that you want to avoid.

How Much Does It Cost to Install Micro-Mesh Gutter Guards?

Micro mesh gutter guards cost an average of $2-4.50 per linear foot. For the average home, this means that mesh gutter guards will cost about $900-$1,500. And because E-Z-Micro Mesh has a 5-year warranty, you can weigh the pros and cons of this expense with the decreased maintenance you’ll have to do for at least the next five years.

Plastic screens generally cost about $.40-$1.00 per linear foot for a total gutter guard installation cost of about $80-$200 for the average home. While that might sound far more affordable, these screens will not stand up to the heavy rain that Seattle experiences and will likely still allow a great deal of debris through and into your gutter.

How Do You Install Micro Mesh Gutter Guards?

Installing micro-mesh gutter guards is pretty simple and something that some homeowners can do themselves. One determining factor for whether you should install your own gutter guards is to consider whether you have the necessary tools and the location of your gutters. If your gutters are high up on your home, you might consider allowing an expert to install them to prevent an accident or reduce the expense of installing gutter guards due to the need for tall ladders.

If you’re looking for tips on E-Z-Micro Mesh installation, watch the YouTube video to see how simple installation is and prepare with the right materials before embarking on the project.

Gutter Installation Experts

2FL Windows, Siding and Roofing serves the Seattle and Spokane, Washington, areas. We offer a team of gutter installation experts to guide you toward the best home protection on all fronts, including the right gutter guards based on your home’s location, climate, style and types of gutters.

For a free in-home consultation to discuss your gutters or ways to prevent roof and foundation damage, schedule a free consultation today.

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