Experts recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice per year—at the tail end of fall and at the very beginning of spring. If you live in a home surrounded by trees, then it’s wise to clean your gutters more often, perhaps with each change of season. That may seem like a lot of effort for a system that you rarely see, but think of it this way: gutters perform a critical function. By collecting rain and directing it away from the home, gutters prevent a slew of insidious problems, from mold and pests to leaks and flooding. Water is the natural enemy of any home, and gutters are your first line of defense against its potentially devastating threats.
For gutters do to their job, you’ve got to do yours—that is, keeping the gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and debris. If you fall behind on your maintenance, then you may as well not have installed gutters in the first place. It’s really that simple. Still, a surprising number of homeowners don’t clean the gutters nearly as often as necessary. Why? Well, there’s a simple explanation: People hate doing it. Besides being a hassle, the work can be downright dangerous, as it often involves climbing a ladder up to the roofline. Sure, you can hire a pro to handle the job, but doing so multiple times per year quickly becomes an expensive proposition.
Rather than force yourself to do such a dangerous chore, and instead of neglecting your gutters to the detriment of your home, why not simply install gutters that don’t need to be cleaned? In fact, if you choose LeafGuard Brand Gutters, you don’t need to clean or even think about your gutters. Thanks to its patented hooded design, the Leafguard system never clogs. Though other products imitate its functionality, only LeafGuard offers a seamless one-piece solution. So let the leaves fall where they may: So long as your home is protected by the LeafGuard system, you can rest assured that your gutters are running clear and operating as intended.
LeafGuard leverages the principle of liquid adhesion. That means when rain lands on the hood, the water effectively grabs on to the cover, flowing around its lip and right into the gutter itself. From there, the system channels the rain to the downspouts and then to a safe distance from the home. When things that would normally create clogs hit the hood, they are easily deflected to the ground. So whereas conventional gutters are completely vulnerable to the buildup of leaves and debris, LeafGuard gutters always remain free of obstructions. Only water enters the gutters. That’s why you never need to clean them; they don’t get dirty in the first place!
Though famous for being maintenance-free, LeafGuard Brand Gutters stand out for plenty of other reasons, too. For instance, thanks to their wide bottoms and generously proportioned downspouts, LeafGuard gutters can manage up to 32 inches of rain per hour. That’s more rain than has ever actually fallen in the United States—three times more, in fact, according to the U.S. Weather Bureau. In addition to top performance, LeafGuard also boasts uncommon durability. Not only are Leafguard gutters made of extra thick aluminum, but they’re also coated with ScratchGuard®, a proprietary paint finish guaranteed not to chip, peel, or crack.
First-class installation further separates LeafGuard from the rest. With conventional gutters, slip-prone nails are used to attach gutter hangers at intervals of four feet. LeafGuard, meanwhile, secures its hangers with non-corrosive screws, and it positions those hangers every two feet—double the industry standard. Those quality-oriented considerations ensure that LeafGuard gutters remain attached to the fascia board, never separating from the home. In a unique, patented process, trained and certified dealers custom-fabricate your gutters on-site, working from a continuous sheet of metal. In most cases, installation takes just a single day.
If you’re not satisfied with your gutters, it’s likely because they continually clog. Prevent the water damage those clogger gutters can cause—and, importantly, save yourself the hassle and danger of gutter maintenance—with the get-it-and-forget-it solution offered by LeafGuard, the original one-piece seamless gutter system!
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