Gutter Guards


WHY DO MY GUTTERS NEED GUTTER GUARDS?

CLOGGED GUTTERS CAN CAUSE:

 
  • Water damage to fascia, siding, and foundation
  • Mold inside basements and attics
 
  • Thousands of injuries every year caused by falls from ladders
  • Gutter cleaning is a dirty, filthy chore
 
  • Ice dams can form in your gutters in winter
  • Animals and birds can nest in gutters
 
 

WHAT TYPE OF GUTTER GUARD IS RIGHT FOR ME?

1.) Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Gutter Guards
GutterDome - Surgical Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Gutter Guard with Anodized Extruded Aluminum Frame - Highest quality 6063 extruded aluminum, tempered to T5 strength that has an ultimate tensile strength in excess of 20,000 psi. Coated with a clear anodizing finish (anodic oxidation) through electrolytic passivation process that creates a layer of oxide that protects and makes it immune to corrosion. Durable surface coating adheres to AAMA standards, is environmentally responsible, long lasting, low maintenance, scratch resistant and provides tough performance. Surgical grade stainless steel mesh on top prevents insects, leaves, pine needles, roof grit, seed pods, small organic matter and whirly birds from entering your home’s rain gutter system. LIFETIME Clog-Free GUARANTEE
Gutter-Glove - Surgical Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Gutter Guard with Anodized Extruded Aluminum Frame - Construction: Gutterglove Ultra consists of two components; a perforated aluminum channel and type 316 stainless steel mesh. The stainless steel mesh is glued into grooves along both sides of each 5 foot aluminum channel section. It installs on any existing gutter. Gutterglove's specifications were designed so that it simply slips under the roof shingles and fits snuggly to the front lip of your gutter. Gutterglove should be installed at the same pitch as the roof (up to 5/12) to get the best performance of debris shedding off.
Aluminum Channel Frame - Our extruded aluminum support frame is anodized to further protect it from the environment and to make it more adaptable to be installed on a copper gutter. The anodizing process converts the aluminum surface into an extremely durable, corrosion resistant, and long-lasting finish. Anodizing is also favorably to current governmental regulations because it is one of the most environmentally friendly industrial processes. Since this process is a reinforcement of a naturally occurring oxide process, it is non-hazardous and produces no harmful or dangerous by-products. Anodized aluminum is used around the world as highly durable exteriors in commercial buildings such as one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois. Other revolutionized uses are in scientific instruments, home appliances, satellites in space for harsh environmental protection, staircases in skyscrapers and a host of other uses.
Stainless Steel Mesh - The super-strong type 316 stainless steel mesh allows more than 150 inches of hourly rainfall to filter through to your gutter. Type 316 is molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel which is more resistant to general corrosion and pitting / crevice corrosion than the conventional chromium nickel austenitic lower quality stainless steels such at types 302 and 304 or any other standard stainless steel alloys. The 316 alloy offers higher creep, stress-to-rupture and tensile strength at elevated temperatures. It also resists attack of marine and corrosive industrial atmospheres which makes it an ideal component for Gutterglove. Type 316 stainless steel alloy is widely used in the food, marine and medical industries. LIFETIME Clog-Free GUARANTEE.
Rhino-Guard - RHINO Gutter Guard® is the first patented, surgical-grade stainless steel micro-mesh gutter guard system that protects your gutters while also providing intelligent solutions for problem areas that need additional protection from high volumes of water. 15 year Clog-Free GUARANTEE.
LeafBlaster - LeafBlaster® is actually a reverse-engineered gutter guard of his patented, top-of-the-line, dealer based product "Gutterglove" gutter guard, of which the number one consumer reporting magazine gave it the highest score out of nineteen gutter guards tested for their September 2010 and May 2011 magazine issues. 7 year Clog-Free GUARANTEE.
2.) Surface Tension/Reverse Curve Gutter Guards
*I ONLY RECOMMEND ON ROOF PITCH 4/12OR LESS*

 
LeafLock
It Works: It works because we use the only patented extruded gutter hanger and bracket system available which automatically guarantees the nose-forward position. This causes leaves, pine needles, and all other debris to fall to the ground and allows your gutter system to channel water away from your home forever. The bracket also permanently eliminates any front-to-back movement of the LeafLock panel for the life of your home which keeps your system working correctly. The LeafLock hanger & bracket system is the only free-floating system available that allows the panels to adjust to changing temperature which eliminates buckling and warping of the panels!
It’s Safe: Don’t risk climbing ladders to clean your gutters and downspouts! Put the LeafLock Gutter Protection System™ to work for you. Cleaning gutters is dangerous work. Each year tens of thousands of people are injured with ladder related injuries. The LeafLock Gutter Protection System™ will maintain clean, free-flowing gutters and eliminate dangerous and wasted time spent on ladders and the associated risks involved. Besides keeping you off the ladder, the LeafLock Gutter Protection System™ puts a halt to expensive damage to your home as a direct result of needed repairs caused by clogged gutters. Clogged gutters can and will cause expensive and severe damage to your home such as: rotting fascia boards, water damage to interior walls and ceilings, mold and mildew and, of course, erosion to your home foundation and landscape. Clogged gutters are the number one cause of wet and moldy basements. This will lead to extensive damage, such as cracked and damaged foundations.
It's Durable: When you put the bracket in your hand, you will immediately know it is strong. Ask your sales representative to stand on it and watch as it does not give at all. Please do not attempt to do this with any competitor’s bracket! The exclusive 1/8” thick extruded hanger and bracket system will amaze you and you will be convinced that this is the strongest and best system available. By using only the strongest and longest lasting materials along with our no-holes LeafLock Gutter Installation, your gutters will keep doing their job for the life of your home. We use a Kynar® coating which is the best exterior metal coating available anywhere!
It's Affordable: Because Leaflock gives you options, you are able to choose one that fits your budget. It’s not all or nothing. If your gutters are in good condition, LeafLock clog free gutter covers don't force you to buy new gutters or throw your good gutters away, which can save you thousands of dollars. Remember, we add our patented extruded gutter hanger on EVERY job, which makes your gutters stronger than ever before.
LIFE OF STRUCTURE Clog-Free GUARANTEE
It's Guaranteed: The LeafLock Gutter System™ is guaranteed not to clog for the lifetime of the home! This guarantee transfers with the home, and unlike most competitors “small print” on their warranty, there is NO disqualifying method or cost to transfer the warranty. There is no pro-rating of anything with our warranty. Read the competitors’ warranty! This is the strongest warranty in the business.
 
TruGuard
Quality Edge, the company behind InsideOut Underdecking and Pergola Systems, is also a leading gutter protection innovator. Its TruGuard Gutter Protection system has a unique nose forward design to effectively handles more water than any other gutter guard. Tru-Guard also guarantees it can keep out more falling debris than any other gutter protection system. The surface dimensions of the TruGuard system’s specially shaped nose-forward design is guaranteed to provide the maximum amount of surface tension, therefore handling as much or more water than any other gutter protection system.TruGuard has a specially formed “tri-sectioned” nose which was exclusively engineered to allow debris to fall off at three different points while channeling the water into the gutter. Systems with round and neutral designs tend to draw debris in. Other systems which are nose-neutral or even nose-back still allow falling leaves, acorns and other airborne objects to enter your rain management system. Flat systems from other manufacturers allow leaves and debris to accumulate on top almost creating a compost like environment which inevitably prevents water from entering your gutters.
TruGuard Gutter Protection Features: TruGuard’s patented Bracket with Bridge Technology strengthens existing gutters and gives consistent surface tension. TruGuard products are constructed from sustainable materials, recycled aluminum alloy. The finish surface offers the best UV protection available. The Kynar paint finish resists fading and chalking ensuring consistent surface tension throughout the life of the product.
TruGuard Gutter Protection works with any Roof System: TruGuard covers become an extension of your existing roof system. They keep water from getting behind your gutters and provide the right amount of slope for maximum surface tension. For metal, slate, Spanish tile, and most wood shake roof systems TruGuard offers a fascia mount system custom fitted to slide under your roofs perimeter edge flashing. TruGuard panels are also available in a ported style for high volume areas or roof systems that require them.
 
LeaFree
LeaFree™ is a sturdy aluminum gutter cover that is engineered to keep leaves and debris out of your gutter so that it remains clog-free. Find out why these gutter covers are the most reliable and cost effective gutter protection system available!
How it works:
LeaFree™ works on the scientific principle of water adhesion. The patent pending design allows water to enter the gutter while keeping leaves and debris out. The design allows LeaFree™ to be custom-fit to any home by adjusting to any roof pitch. The 1/2 inch horizontal opening is ideal to handle the heaviest rains and keep debris out. This opening also keeps birds and other pests from entering the system.
LeaFree™ has a low profile design that beautifies the look of your home by blending your gutters with the shingles and hiding unsightly metal flashing. It will add to the curb appeal and overall value of your home.
12 year Clog-Free GUARANTEE.
 
Waterloov
Are you flabbergasted with all the different kinds of Gutter Covers and Leaf Guards for sale? There are screens, brushes, foam inserts, fin types, fin types with troughs, rain dispersals, flipping gutter mechanisms, single row and double row louvered systems. Waterloov® has two rows of discriminating louvers that limit debris and collect all the water without overshooting.
How Waterloov Gutter Guards Work:
Rain water flows onto the top of the gutter protector to the front of the panel and then down the front vertical surface of the protector. Many gutter covers have solid tops and to this point work very much the same.
The difference is in the water collectors. Where most other gutter covers, primarily the helmet type, contain only one long fin, that can let in large size leaf debris, Waterloov® has a face with two rows of discriminating louvers that limit the size of debris and collect all the water without overshooting. The small amount of debris that manages to get through the louvers is washed out because the design of the louvers causes a swirling action at the bottom of the gutter as shown.
One additional benefit: Waterloov has a protective wall approximately 1/16″ in height at the bottom part of the lower row of louvers that keeps debris from being blown or washed into the gutter. No other product gives you this protection. Others have a trough here that can trap debris.
 
LeafProof
Patented “S-Bend" Technology - LeafProof® makes surface tension work for you, the homeowner. The “S” bend causes the water flow to reverse and churn, which slows the momentum of the water as it comes off the roof. The “S” bend also permits the portion of the Leafproof panel which covers the gutter, to be installed at a fairly level slope. This reduces the speed of the water even more. As a result, when the water flow reaches Leafproof’s® water channel, the water flow once again reverses and drains into the gutter. There are other gutter covers on the market that work in a similar manner. However, these gutter covers do not have Leafproof’s® patented “S” bend. This means these covers must be installed under the second row of shingles and are often screwed or nailed into the roof.
How Leafproof® works:
Except in areas where the roof line has concentrated water flow (such as an inside valley), water flowing off the roof does not shoot to the front of the gutter. It simply follows the roof line, on to the drip edge which is under the shingles, and down the back of the gutter. The reason that the water does not shoot to the front lip is that water clings to the surface it is flowing over. This is known as surface tension. Surface tension can best be visualized by slightly tipping a glass of water and watching the water run down the side of the glass.
3.) Screened Gutter Guard
 
UltraFlo
Rainwater from your roof drains through the strong, ultra coat powder coated, 22-gauge galvanized steel panel.Leaves, pine needles, twigs and even the smallest debris are suspended on top of the panel. Air circulation from above and below allows the leaves and debris to dry up and blow away in the wind.Rainwater from your roof drains through the strong, ultra coat powder coated, 22-gauge galvanized steel panel. Leaves, pine needles, twigs and even the smallest debris are suspended on top of the panel. Air circulation from above and below allows the leaves and debris to dry up and blow away in the wind. 1 year Clog-Free GUARANTEE
 
ShurFlo
When gutters become clogged by leaves, pine needles and debris, your gutter will overflow causing damage to your landscaping, basement or foundation. ShurFlo offers you the perfect solution to prevent leaves and debris from clogging your gutter.
How ShurFlo Works:
Rainwater from your roof drains through our patented perf-flow filtration system. Leaves, pine needles, twigs and even the smallest debris are suspended on top of the panel. Air circulation from above and below allows the leaves and debris to dry up and blow away in the wind. ShurFlo is installed to fit snugly to the top of your gutters. The low profile makes it virtually invisible from the ground. With ShurFlo, there is no lifting or penetration of your roof shingles. ShurFlo will not void any roof warranties. 2 year Clog-Free GUARANTEE
 
Amerimax
Fine mesh pattern blocks the smallest debris : Lock-in design slides under shingles and handles the heaviest of rainfall. Overlapping, pre-notched design eliminates gaps between guards. 36” guards fit standard K-style gutters. Works with spike/ferrule and all hidden hangers. It blends with just about any roof line. Made of galvanized steel with a long lasting powder coated finish. 1 year Clog-Free GUARANTEE

Stainless Steel Micromesh Gutter Guard Systems:

http://www.gutterdome.com
http://www.gutterglove.com
http://www.rhinogutterguard.com/rhino-gutter-guard
http://www.leafblaster.com/

Surface-Tension or Reverse-Curve Gutter Guard Systems:

http://www.waterloov.com/
http://www.leafree.com/
http://www.leafproof.com/
http://www.qualityedge.com/gutter-protection/truguard-gutter-protection
http://www.leaflockusa.com/

Screened Gutter Guard Systems:

http://www.theultraflo.com/
http://www.theshurflo.com/
http://www.amerimax.com/protect-your-gutters-from-the-element
http://www.raindropgutterguard.com/index/