LeafGuard Gutters in Mississauga
Eavestrough maintenance is one of the most disliked chores by homeowners. Eavestrough cleaning is dangerous since it involves working at heights while trying to balance atop a ladder. There is also a risk of injury from sharp edges, especially with aluminum gutters. Other reasons to avoid the temptation of DIY gutter cleaning are the risk of injuries from electrical components and clothing can get caught on edges.
Fortunately, the team at Trades by Jack has a solution that will ensure you no longer have to clean your gutters – the clog-proof LeafGuard gutter system. We are the exclusive installer of this gutter system in Toronto and the GTA.
Signs You Need the LeafGuard Gutter System
Clogged gutters lead to water and moisture-related problems in your home. Water damage can necessitate the replacement of wooden siding and other external structures like window frames. Furthermore, water damage due to clogging can cause severe damage to the roof edging and structural support. Water infiltration can be hard to detect and can easily cause foundation problems. So, when do you need the LeafGuard gutter system?
Large trees near your home: If there are large trees near your home that shed leaves, especially during the fall and winter season, you would need to regularly clean your gutters to prevent clogging with the traditional gutter. The LeafGuard one-piece gutter system eliminates the need to do the messy work of cleaning the gutters.
Water damage: Signs of water damage include gutter damage, rotten soffit and fascia boards, unsightly lines along the walls, stains on the interior walls and ceiling, mould and moss growth, moisture issues in the basement and attic, and damage to the landscape. Clogging is one of the major causes of water and moisture damage. LeafGuard gutters prevent these problems since they do not clog.
You need new gutters if you start noticing orange marks on your old gutter system, as this is indicative of rust. You should also go for LeafGuard gutters when you notice cracks, seamstress, or when you simply want to take a break from constant gutter cleaning.
Exclusive LeafGuard Gutters Dealer in Toronto and the GTA
With LeafGuard gutters, you no longer have to climb up the ladder to clean your gutters, eliminating the risk of falling off the ladder and safeguarding your property from water damage. LeafGuard is the only on-piece gutter system in the market, combining the ease of a built-in gutter guard with the efficiency of a seamless design. This innovative design solves the most common limitations of traditional jointed gutter systems – clogs and clogs.
How Do LeafGuard Gutters Systems Work?
LeafGuard gutters come in a unique, patented one-piece design. This design ensures leaves, pine and fir needles, shingle fragments, twigs, and other debris do not clog the eavestrough and the downspouts – only water gets in.
LeafGuard gutters work on a powerful scientific principle called liquid adhesion. Rainwater travels around the hood and into the gutter while leaves and other debris fall off. The one-piece design is stronger and more durable than what is available on the market. LeafGuard gutters can handle up to 32 inches of rain per hour, which is more rain than you expect to receive in Toronto.
LeafGuard gutters are made of aluminum. The aluminum used is 20% thicker than the industry standard. The downspout is 30% larger than what most of the competitors are using. For maximum support to withstand North America’s harshest weather, the gutters are supported every 2 feet, which is twice the industry standard.
LeafGuard gutters are customized to your home. At Trades by Jack, we cut the gutters at the site based on your home’s specific dimensions. The gutters work on all roof types and pitches. One of the greatest benefits of LeafGuard gutters is that it is mounted away from the roof shingles, which reduces the risk of damage to the roof. Note that most roofing manufacturers will not honour warranties in case of water damage resulting from gutter systems that are touching the shingles.
All LeafGuard gutters are coated with a ScratchGuard paint finish that won’t crack, chip, peel, rust, or rot. This means you do not have to worry about unsightly dents and scratches, which improves the curb appeal of your home. The ScratchGuard finish also has a built-in colour retention ability that withstands the harshest environment and resists dirt.
At Trades by Jack, we complete most of the installations in a day. We have a team of professional gutter installers who have the right tools and equipment for the job. Our team will help you choose the right colour and design to match the rest of your home décor. We will give you an estimate at the site after inspecting your home’s requirements.
Even though high-quality gutter guards may fail with time, avoid cheap DIY systems since they fail out-rightly. High-end gutter systems tend to perform well and last longer, provided they are properly installed and maintained. Solid ‘shield’ gutters may work well under normal rain conditions, but they may sometimes overflow under heavy rain conditions and will get blocked by leaves, pine needles, twigs, and other debris.
LeafGuard gutters, unlike prefabricated gutters, do not need extra caulking since they do not have seams. Seams are usually the weak point with traditional gutters, and this is where most of the leaks start.
Gutter installation may seem easy, but it is not. If you do not understand how to go about it from the instructions, hire a professional and ask for a workmanship warranty. Working with the Trades by Jack team helps ensure the work is done right and ensures you do not have to buy or lease the necessary tools and equipment. Hiring us offers convenience. We will even take away the old gutter system.
The Different Types of Gutter Guards
There are different types of gutter guards on the market, some better than others. At Trades by Jack, we will help you understand what best works for you. Our LeafGuard gutters feature the patented one-piece design to eliminate clogging. Understanding the different types of gutter systems in the market will help you appreciate the LeafGuard gutter system.
- Nylon/Foam Guards: These wedge-shaped gutter guards are easy to use. They are essentially a triangular block. The first flat side lies to the back of the gutter, and the other side faces up to the top of the gutter, preventing debris from entering. The third flat side lies diagonally in the gutter, allowing water and small debris through. Foam gutter guards are cheap and easy to install. Their greatest undoing is that the foam can be quickly saturated during heavy rains. They can also get clogged.
- Mesh Guards: As the term suggests, mesh gutter guards are made up of metal screens with small holes installed over the gutters. Mesh guards do a good job of keeping debris away. The guards can be installed over different types of gutters. The mesh gutter guards are durable. Their major drawback is that you will have to periodically remove the leaves, twigs, and other debris that accumulate on the top. The holes in the mesh often retain pieces of leaves that stick to it. There are also micro mesh guards that are made of tiny holes that you can barely see with your naked eyes. These are usually made of stainless steel.
- Bottle Brush Guards: These guards are cylindrical in shape and look like wire cleaning brushes, hence their name. They are similar to foam guards in that they are DIY friendly. The guards filter out large debris like leaves and twigs. Their spikes allow air to circulate, allowing the gutters to dry out (and preventing rusting). The downside to these gutter guards is that you have to periodically remove the guards and shake off any debris that may be on them. The guards are also not recommended in areas that have many trees as they would require very frequent cleaning.
- Reverse-Curve Guards: These guards have been in use for over a hundred years. Over the years, different manufacturers have made changes to improve their function. However, they are not recommended since not many contractors are familiar with proper installation techniques. They are also difficult to remove during maintenance and cleaning, are visible from the ground, promote the formation of large icicles on cold winter days, and their curved sections accumulate debris over time.
- Screen guards: Screen guards are made of screens with large holes or openings. They are made of either plastic or metal. They are easy to install and affordable, but the large openings let through different types of debris, they can blow off your gutters during a storm or windy days and require regular cleaning.
Contact Us Today
Call the Trades by Jack team today and start your journey towards maintenance-free gutters and to learn more about LeafGuard gutters. Our LeafGuard gutters are exclusively available to Toronto and GTA homeowners.