Guttermesh use what is called the ‘ski slope profile’ when installing the best gutter protection system. The mesh is installed so that there is no catch point for leaves, sticks and debris to get caught on. When there is a good breeze the leaves will simply blow off the mesh in a ski slope profile. Not all the debris naturally removes itself from the mesh when its windy, although using the ski slope system will greatly improve the performance of the mesh over the gutters and valleys.
The answer to that is yes you do. All gutter guards will need to be flushed out every year at least. This helps remove all the fine particles of dust and debris that can build up in the bottom of the gutter. Simply use regular garden hose pressure to clean out the build up of silt once a year or click here and read our maintenance page. Even the best gutter protection system needs some maintenance.