How Gutter Guards Protect Your Home

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Your gutter system is designed to capture rainwater as it flows off the roof and carry it safely away to protect your home from water intrusions. Unfortunately, falling leaves, twigs, seed pods, pine needles and other organic debris can clog up your gutters and lead to erosion around your foundation and costly water damage inside your home.

In order to stop rainwater from overflowing or backing up under the roofing material, you need to keep the gutters clean so water can flow freely. If you’d rather not risk your safety by climbing a ladder regularly to clear out accumulated debris, you should consider investing in the best gutter guards available.

How Gutter Guards Are Supposed to Work

Gutter guards are designed to block leaves and other debris but allow water to flow smoothly into the gutters and out through the downspouts. There are various types of hooded covers available that let water cascade over and into the gutter while debris is sent over the edge of the trough, as well as screens and mesh devices that fit on top of the gutter to catch debris but let water filter through.

Most of these products are attached directly to the home’s guttering or roof using screws, spikes or nails, and they only fuction properly if the entire system is structurally sound. Unfortunately, these installation methods can cause problems over time as rot sets in and the gutters separate.

Why LeafLock Gutter Guards Provide Better Protection

Rather than compromising your home’s structure and existing gutters, LeafLock gutter guards actually reinforce and strengthen the entire guttering system. The heavy-duty, nose-forward gutter covers are installed using strong, self-supporting two-piece hangers that fit beneath your roofing material without any penetration. These free-floating hangers keep the gutter cover securely in place without any risk of buckling or separation. LeafLock can be installed on structurally-sound existing gutters with any type of roof, including cedar shake, shingle, tile or metal.

Having LeafLock gutter guards installed can bring you a number of benefits including:

  • No risk of damage and deterioration of your home’s roof, fascia or gutters due to nails, screws or spikes.
  • Protection against water intrusions and/or mold growth in your walls and ceilings.
  • Greater structural integrity that ensures optimal performance from your gutter system.
  • Peace of mind thanks to a lifetime, transferable warranty.

To learn more about LeafLock gutter guards, contact us at Quality Gutter Systems today.

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