Problems Gutter Covers Can Cause
Gutter Helmet, Gutter Topper (from what we've seen first hand in removing
Gutter covers that get nailed into the roof can void the roof warranty and cause leaks.
Gutter covers that get glued onto the roof can destroy the roofing if they need to be removed or replaced.
Leaf Proof and Waterfall
Gutter covers with tight curvature may not work in heavy rains, (rain simply skims off the product onto the ground missing the gutter completely)
Can distort with the summer's heat and be rendered useless.
Trying to remove the product can ruin existing gutters.
Knutson and Leaf Guard
Seamless all-in-one gutter cover devices, may require roof shingles along the roof edge to be significantly trimmed back.
Seamless all-in-one gutter covers have to be replaced in total instead of replacement of a few feet of gutter cover if a tree limb damages the gutter cover system.
All-in-one gutter/covers are almost impossible to repair leaky joints since they are inaccessible.
may require use of much larger and unsightly leaders, i.e., 3"X4" instead of 2"X3"
may be carry only half as much water as conventional gutters and therefore require more of the larger downspouts to handle the water flow
Must be cleaned in heavy debris conditions from a ladder by a serviceman.
Flip and Clean
gutters may warp with age causing the flip action to freeze
a bath of putrid water drenching the person flipping the gutter (wear rain gear)
clips can easily dislodge and render system useless.
All of the Above mentioned systems.
Clog inside the gutter and must be cleaned in heavy debris conditions from a ladder by a serviceman. Exposing your home to all the problems you thought were being solved, i.e.,
basement leaks (70% of all basement leaks is attributed to clogged gutters)
fascia and rafter/roof edge rot
erosion of soil
cascading water into windows
damage to sheet rock, ceilings, walls, and insulation
damage to foundations
breeding ground for pests such as carpenter ants and mosquitoes
a bath every time you walk through the front door during the rain
Diverters used by gutter cover systems can clog and be rendered useless.