Believe it or not, a number of options exist for reducing or even eliminating gutter clogs. Many people experiment with screens, helmets, and other products that claim to guard gutters against blockage, not least because of their low cost. Though these approaches are not always effective, after-the-fact add-ons are worth considering if you're not willing to remove your current gutters. But for permanent, works-every-time protection, homeowners often go with a system designed from top to bottom to eliminate gutter hassles completely and for good. Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, LeafGuard stands out from competitors on account of several smart, patented features.
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The Lazy Homeowner's Best Weapon in the Fall
If there's one key to the clog-free performance of the LeafGuard system, it may be the way its design leverages the principle of liquid adhesion. Here’s how it works: When rainfall cascades down the roof and reaches the curved hood of the gutter, it flows right around the lip and into the trough. Meanwhile, when debris comes into contact with the hood, it gets deflected to the ground. With leaves, twigs, and pine needles unable to enter, the gutter remains unobstructed at all times, ensuring the free flow of water all the way to the downspouts and away from your home. That's why you never need to clean LeafGuard gutters: They don't get dirty in the first place!
Gutters that leak are gutters that give storm water the chance to do damage. Even drips and drabs of water can compromise exterior paint or rot wood trim. Fortunately, with LeafGuard there's no way for water to escape once it enters the gutters. That's because, in a class of its own, LeafGuard provides the only drainage solution that's 100 percent seamless, with no flimsy connections for water to sneak through. Another big advantage: Whereas the installation of many two-piece gutter guards requires altering roof shingles, often in violation of their warranties, the seamless, one-piece design of the LeafGuard system enables it to sidestep that headache altogether.
Gutters get most of the attention, but downspouts are equally critical. After all, while gutters merely collect water, downspouts actually carry it away. Simple in design and straightforward in function, downspouts disappoint only when they're unable to shed water as quickly as it arrives. A light drizzle is one thing, but run-of-the-mill downspouts are often too narrow to keep pace with the worst, most potentially damaging rainstorms. LeafGuard resolves the problem in a simple, successful way: With downspouts 30 percent wider than average, the system can easily handle up to 32 inches of rain per hour—three times more than the all-time heaviest downpour ever recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau!
Neighbors, friends, and relatives have probably told you tales of amateur installation crews doing a slapdash job. LeafGuard sets itself apart with a unique, patented method: Working from a continuous sheet of metal, trained and certified dealers fabricate your gutters on-site, tailoring the system to custom-fit your home, no matter its size, style, or idiosyncrasies. Best of all, the LeafGuard process rarely takes more than a day, despite the extra steps it involves. For example, while conventional gutters are fastened with slip-prone nails at four-foot intervals, LeafGuard always secures its gutter hangers with noncorrosive screws positioned every two feet—double the industry standard.
Of all the materials commonly used in gutters, aluminum ranks as the most popular. That's in part because of its low price, but mainly because it boasts several distinct advantages. Most important, aluminum resists rust, key in ensuring longevity. Of course, LeafGuard gutters are made not with a conventional gauge of aluminum, but with material that's 20 percent thicker than average. What's more, LeafGuard features ScratchGuard, a proprietary finish guaranteed not to chip, peel, or crack. Available in a wide variety of colors, ScratchGuard ensures not only a long-lasting but also attractive result—a look that complements the rest of the home's exterior and boosts curb appeal in the bargain. Ready to take the next step? Visit LeafGuard online right now to learn more about the product and request a free estimate.