The Benefits of LeafGuard Gutters Over Aftermarket Protection

Why LeafGuard Gutters Are Better for Your Home

There are several aftermarket gutter protection methods available today. These include foam guards, brush-style guards, reverse-curve guards, mesh and micro-mesh guards, and screen guards. These guards may have some benefits, but they all have drawbacks that can be addressed by a superior gutter system like the LeafGuard gutter system. With LeafGuard gutters in Toronto, the protection is built into the trough itself, making it the only one-piece gutter protection system. So, what are the advantages of the LeafGuard gutter system over aftermarket protection?

Built-in Hood

LeafGuard gutters feature a built-in hood design that uses the principle of liquid adhesion. This allows water to flow through the front-facing entrance while leaves, pine and fir needles, twigs, dirt, and other debris sheds to the ground. This ensures that the eavestrough is clog-free throughout its lifespan.

Installation away from the shingles

LeafGuard gutters are installed directly on the fascia board using internal hangers, away from the shingles. The internal hangers are spaced every 0.6 meters (2 feet), ensuring they can withstand even the heaviest rainfall (up to 32 inches of rainfall per day). Standard gutter covers are attached underneath the first or second row of shingles. The fact that you do not have to tamper with the shingles when installing the gutters means you will not risk voiding the roof’s warranty.

True one-piece design

Unlike aftermarket guards that are installed on existing gutter systems, LeafGuard gutters come in a true one-piece design. Once you install the gutters, you do not have to install a separate protection system. The gutters are cut at the site during installation to ensure they are truly seamless. Traditional prefabricated gutters are installed in sections that are susceptible to sagging and even blowing off during storms or strong winds. Seams on prefabricated gutters are a major weak point and are where most leaks start.

Aesthetic Appeal

Screens are a popular gutter protection method. However, they are an eyesore and susceptible to detachment since they are held in place using clips. LeafGuard gutters are designed with aesthetics in mind. They come in different colours and can work with varying types of roof pitches, meaning there is something for every home. The drawbacks of other common types of gutter guards include:

  • Brush gutter guards: They do not block all types of debris, letting through pine and fir needles, maple spinners, and other smaller debris that are caught in the bristles. This means you regularly have to climb up the ladder to unclog them.
  • Foam gutter guards: Although they can prevent clogs inside the gutters, clogging can easily form on top of the guards, requiring regular unclogging. Some of these guards are fire hazards.
  • Reverse curve/surface tension gutter guards: These gutter guards are installed underneath the shingles and are an eye sore since they are noticeable from the ground. There is also a risk of pest problems as wasps and bees can get through the opening and build nests.

Trades by Jack: Your Eavestrough Experts in The Greater Toronto Area

Water can cause untold damage to your home. The major cause of water damage is gutter clogging. At Trades by Jack, our LeafGuard gutters solve the problem of water damage. LeafGuard gutters are unparalleled when compared to aftermarket products like screens, mesh and micro-mesh guards, foam guards, and surface tension guards. LeafGuard gutters feature a seamless design and are designed with aesthetics in mind. Call us today for more information on LeafGuard gutters.

“I am so glad we installed the LeafGuard Gutter system at my house. The installation team were fantastic. Overall very happy with my choice. ”

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“I would like to thank Trades by Jack for installing the LeafGuard system at my place. It helps keep my gutter clog-free. Now, I don’t have to call a gutter cleaning service over and over again. You have helped me save money and time. Thanks again for your effective solution.”

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