The Type of Gutter System You Have on Your Home Can Make All the Difference
There is a big difference between high-quality seamless LeafGuard® gutters and lower quality gutter covers and mesh. LeafGuard® seamless gutters go a long way toward keeping out leaves, dirt and other debris which can clog your gutters. When your gutters become clogged with leaves and twigs, it stops the rainwater from flowing freely from your roof onto the ground effectively and leads to pooling rainwater around your foundation.
Clogged gutters can lead to:
- Soil erosion
- Damage to siding, foundation, and eaves
- Standing water
The type of gutter system on your home can make all the difference. Let’s look at LeafGuard® Brand Seamless Gutters vs. Gutter Mesh and Gutter Covers.
Gutter Covers & Gutter Mesh
Mesh, screens and covers are placed over existing gutters and are least effective when it comes to keeping debris out of your gutters. These screens are meant to keep out larger pieces of debris such as leaves and sticks, but they allow dirt and tiny particles into the gutter itself. What does this mean to you? You still have to clean the tops of the screens and your gutters once or twice a year, more if you live in a heavily shaded area. This involves taking off the covers and screens, adding to an already large task that involves getting up on a dangerous ladder and risking a fall. You need to invest in all the proper equipment, including extendable ladders with standoff stabilizers to be safe, says HouseLogic.
LeafGuard® Brand Gutters
LeafGuard® gutter’s seamless construction is guaranteed to prevent clogging for as long as you own your home, allowing the rainwater to cling to the hood and fall into the gutter. Featuring the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, seamless gutters by LeafGuard® can get rid of those annoying clogs while allowing water to flow freely. This one-piece gutter system with a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves and other debris is unique, seamless and offers the following benefits:
- Custom fit to every home
- 20 percent thicker aluminum that is rust-proof and won’t deteriorate
- Low-profile design that doesn’t get in the way of future roofing projects or warranties
- Patented covered gutter system
LeafGuard® seamless gutters do not get clogged like screen or mesh does, which means you don’t have to get up on the roof or high on a ladder to clean them out every season. Additionally, they are not easily damaged like screens, which can be very fragile. Some of the most common causes of gutter failure include pine needles, leaves, and twigs and other small debris. Improper installation is also an issue that can lead to further failure. That’s why you should have a professional install your new seamless gutters for smooth flowing rainwater every time.