We recently shot a video of a home in Sudbury, MA which had an improper installation of Hicks vents and a gutter guard system. The customer had problems right from the start with clogged gutters due to the drainpipes being too small.
Additionally, the combination of Hicks vents and gutter guards should never be used as it causes snow and ice to build up on top of the gutter guards and then ice dams can form right up inside the roof, causing damage to the facia, siding, which eventually can cause major leaks.
If you would like to watch the video that shows the problems this type of installation can cause, click here.
We hope you find this video informative.