Keeping your gutters in a good condition is important for the wellbeing of your property as well as the gutters themselves. And one tool often used for this is gutter netting, which is supposed to keep debris and leaves out. However, that’s not always the case and it could end up being counterproductive. This post takes a closer look at gutter netting and its downfalls.

Keeping your gutters clear

The purpose of your gutters is to collect water as it flows off the roof and direct it down the downpipes. That way, it doesn’t fall directly onto the walls of your property or around the foundations, where it can eventually cause damage. To do this, gutters need to be clear, so water can flow freely. That’s why leaves and debris are a problem. They can gather in your gutters, especially in autumn, and clog them up. The result is water overflowing and extra pressure on your gutters which can cause cracks or sagging.

Does gutter netting work?

Gutter netting or gutter mesh supposedly prevents blockages by filtering out leaves and other debris. A net or mesh is held above the gutter with clips, which holds debris on top until they dry out and blow away… Unfortunately, it doesn’t tend to work this way. Instead, the leaves are left to rest on top of the gutters, which causes water to sail over the top. So, rather than flowing freely through your guttering, it flows freely onto your property. At DPR Roofing, we oppose gutter netting as a way of stopping blockages. The best way to keep your gutters clear is with regular gutter clearance from professional roofers, which we provide for both residential and commercial properties. With our help, you’ll have your gutters cleared quickly with minimal disruption and no need to waste money on counterproductive netting.