Leaf guards are gutter systems that protect a home from water damage caused by rain and other weather events. They can also prevent ice dams and keep the gutters clear of debris.
They vary in price, but the most cost-effective options are plastic and vinyl. Metal leaf guards can be more expensive upfront, but they are typically more durable and last longer.
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Leaf guards, or gutter protection systems, are designed to keep leaves and other debris out of your gutters. This reduces the need to clean your gutters and eliminates damage caused by clogged gutters.
The only way to ensure a clog-free gutter system is to use the right gutter protection solution for your home. A qualified professional roofer will know the best type of gutter protection for your property and will be able to recommend the ideal guards for your particular needs.
However, no single gutter guard is 100 percent effective at keeping debris out of your gutters. Even if your gutter guard is a good fit, you will still need to regularly clean your gutters.
Purchasing and installing gutter guards is a bit like buying a car. There are many different options to choose from, so you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice for your home and your needs.
The LeafGuard assessment process starts with an in-home visit where a licensed gutter installer inspects your existing gutter system, offers an honest assessment, and provides a detailed quote. Your LeafGuard representative will also provide you with a clog-free warranty.
During the installation, the team will insert LeafGuard’s patented hangers two feet apart, connect them to your fascia board, and attach downspouts. The team measures each gutter’s pitch to ensure an efficient water flow.
Scratch guard paint finish: All LeafGuard gutter guards are coated with a scratch-guard paint that prevents chipping, peeling, cracking, and rusting that can occur from water damage or wear over time.
Some gutter guards use foam inserts inside the gutter to prevent debris from accumulating. However, these foam inserts can collapse under the weight of leaves and other debris. Another option is perforated aluminum sheeting that prevents most debris from getting into the gutter.
Gutter guards are a great way to keep your gutters free of leaves and other debris, while also keeping rainwater flowing away from your home. They can also help prevent clogged gutters and protect your roof, foundation, siding, and landscaping.
LeafGuard gutter systems have a one-piece reverse-curve design, which allows them to handle up to 32 inches of rain per hour. Its sturdy, aluminum one-piece design blocks and pulls debris out of your gutters while directing rainwater through downspouts and away from your home’s foundation.
The installation process starts with a visit from a licensed gutter installer. This professional will conduct a walkaround of your gutter system to pinpoint any problems and provide an honest assessment.
Once they have a clear understanding of your needs, the team will start custom-forming your gutter guards on site. They can typically complete most of the installation in a single day.
Gutter guards help reduce or eliminate the need for gutter cleaning. They do this by blocking leaves, twigs, acorns, pine needles, seeds and other debris from entering your gutter system.
They also help protect your home from mold, moss, algae, lichens, fungus and other unsightly growth. That is a big deal, especially in areas where mold can cause serious health problems and expensive repair bills.
However, not all gutter guards are created equal, and some require specialized skills or tools that most homeowners don’t have on hand. Some are easy to install from the ground or from a ladder, while others require the use of a grinder or saw with metal-cutting blades.