Gutter Brush: Aye or Nay?
Do you want to make sure that your gutters are clean? When your gutters get clogged with leaves, needles, and other debris, the water that falls on your roof spills over the side of the gutters. This water slides down your siding, causes erosion on the ground, and loosens the soil. It can damage your home’s siding, landscaping, and foundation. Thankfully, there are a number of different products that can help prevent gutter problems and the associated home repair issues caused by overflowing gutters.
Introducing the Gutter Brush
Can you keep your gutters clean using a gutter brush? The gutter brush or gutter worm is a huge, worm-like object that you send into your gutters to clean them out. It’s either 18 or 36 inches long and about 4.5 inches tall. The Gutter Brush is covered with bristles that encircle a steel core. You often purchase a number of these different gutter worms to place in your home’s gutters so that you can keep them clean.
How does the Gutter Brush work? It stays inside standard-sized, 5-inch wide gutters. You don’t need to screw it in or fasten it to the gutters. The bristles prevent leaves and needles from clogging your gutters, while water flows around the bristles.
Does The Gutter Brush Keep Your Gutters Clean?
While placing a 3-foot gutter brush into your gutters sounds like it could keep your gutters clean, what matters is the performance of the gutter brush, not the theory. You don’t want to have to stand up on a ladder a couple of times a year to keep your gutters clean. Does the Gutter Brush do the job?
On Amazon, customers have a variety of reviews. One reviewer gives the product five stars, stating that the Gutter Brush is the “best solution ever – no more climbing the ladder in the middle of the cold, rainy night because leaves have clogged the drain and the gutter is overflowing. Easy to install and have proven to be awesome for the last 9 months.” Another reviewer is impressed with the overall performance of the Gutter Brush but states that “it is very pricey in comparison to other gutter guards.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that the Gutter Brush is the perfect solution. Not all reviewers are excited about the performance of these Gutter Brushes. “They loaded up with the “helicopters” and made a haven for yellow jackets and other insects.” It appears that the performance of the brush may depend on the size and type of debris that enters the gutters. One reviewer states that the Gutter Brush “didn’t eliminate the need to climb up to clean gutters out because it holds onto leaves so I still have to climb up to clean them off.”
Should You Choose a Gutter Brush?
Unfortunately, a gutter cleaner that sits inside your gutters can still get clogged with debris. Depending on the type of gutter insert, you could find that it accumulates fine debris inside its pores or larger debris such as pieces of leaf and maple seeds. You may get stuck cleaning your gutters every so often, and this defeats the purpose of the gutter cleaner.
Gutter Helmet Is Different
Do you want to get rid of the dreaded gutter cleaning forever? Look for a gutter guard that will prevent you from cleaning your gutters ever again. Gutter Helmet uses a reverse-curve cover with a coating that allows water to adhere to it, flow through an opening, and move into the gutter. Leaves and needles slide off the textured surface. They don’t get stuck on bristles because there are no bristles. Gutter Helmet guarantees that you’ll never need to clean your gutters again.
Are you curious about Gutter Helmet? At Lednor Home Solutions, we stand by our triple-lifetime warranty. Be more satisfied with your clean gutters: schedule a free estimate today.