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Leaf Screens 101

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Posted by Matt Talbert on 3/22/2012


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Leaf screens can be an important part of a successful gutter system when incorporated properly.  There are various styles, shapes, and types out on the market but making the right choice shouldn’t require an excessive amount of research and doesn’t have to break the bank.  First is your basic expanded metal mesh screen.  When installed properly this type of screen is very effective against the vast majority of debris that can clog your gutters especially leaves from deciduous trees, acorns, pecans, etc.  However if you have pine trees the needles can and will penetrate most expanded mesh designs and eventually clog your gutters.  It is then that you’ll need to consider a more solid design that relies on small holes instead of a mesh to allow the water to flow through while keeping the debris out.  There are various models on the market that are very effective at doing just this while keeping you within a realistic budget.  For those projects that require extreme measures, i.e. water harvesting which requires the cleanest water source possible there are screens that offer a combination of expanded metal mesh and a fine stainless steel mesh (similar to a window screen) that will filter out all but the finest of particles.  No matter the choice, if you have trees on your property you will eventually be up on a ladder cleaning out gutters, unless of course you thought ahead and installed screens!  Best regards!  Matt

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