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Gutter Filter

Gutter filters use several different methods to filter water into your gutters. Some gutter filters use foam, while others use a brush. The price difference for different types of gutter filters is significant. Whichever method you choose, all aim to keep water entering and flowing freely through your gutters while keeping debris out.

Fitted foam filters are excellent at keeping debris out, while being porous enough to let water flow into the gutter. The foam fits snugly into your gutter and then expands, keeping insects and other animals out. The foam gutter cover traps debris, which can slide harmlessly to the ground. Any debris that remains in the foam will dry and can blow away with a gentle breeze. Also, foam filters typically have an anti–bacterial, which prevents the growth of bacteria around the foam.

Gutters typically come in five inch and six inch depths. Gutter filter products come in different sizes to fit your gutters. Typically they come in increments of four feet in length. There are no tools or hardware needed to install foam gutter filters. No training is needed; installation is easy.

Similar to foam, gutter brushes are installed into the gutters trapping debris, while still letting water in. Water flows unobstructed into the gutters and moves freely out through the downspouts. Most leaves and large items will fall beyond the gutter brush to the ground. Small debris such as needles, seeds, and small leaves may collect in the brush. However, the remaining debris decomposes naturally and is washed away or is blown away by gentle gust of wind. No tools are needed to install a gutter brush, which come in segments of different sizes.