Q: When should I replace my gutters?
A: There is no fixed rule to how often you should replace your gutter. However, if your gutter is coming loose, rusting, bent, or leaking then you should contact a contractor to determine the severity of the damage and whether or not a replacement is necessary. In most cases, basic leaks or looseness can be repaired instead of replacing your gutter entirely.
Q: How often should I clean my gutters?
A: Your gutters should be cleaned twice a year minimum. We recommend cleaning them once before Fall ends and again before Spring ends. These are the times of the year when leaves and debris will be easiest to clean out and right before the times when your gutters will experience the most strain.
Q: How do I know if my gutter is leaking or not draining correctly?
A: If you can see mold or puddles of water around your home after a rainfall, there are possible drainage problems. Additionally, if you see paint peeling or corrosion along your home then there may be a blockage that is causing the gutter to overflow.
Q: What are the benefits of LeafGuard Gutters?
A: One-piece gutters not only eliminate the need to clean your gutters, but also are coated with a baked enamel paint finish that is guaranteed not to chip, peel or crack for 20 years. Additionally, because they are made from a single piece of metal, there are no conflicts between the gutter and the “cover”, because they are both one piece. LeafGuard gutters are also custom designed to fit each home perfectly because they are made from one piece of aluminum and formed on-site.
Q: How do LeafGuard Gutters work?
A: Our gutters use Liquid Adhesion to allow the rain to drain directly into the gutter while blocking debris from entering and blocking the pathway. If you have more questions about LeafGuard gutters, contact us at 800-532-3482.
Q: How are LeafGuard Gutters made?
A: Our one-piece gutters are roll-formed from a single piece of metal and cut to custom lengths. Each gutter is made of aluminum that is approximately 20% thicker than conventional gutters. Our servicemen use special machinery to form your LeafGuard gutter on-site.
Q: Is LeafGuard a one or two-piece system?
A: LeafGuard is a one-piece system, so connection holes are eliminated, your roof stays intact and so you never have to worry about clogged gutters.
Q: What is liquid adhesion?
A: It’s a physics principle where water will flow along the curved aluminum design of the LeafGuard gutter so that materials stay out, and the rain water goes into the gutter.
Q: Will my LeafGuard gutter crack and chip after a couple of years?
A: The gutter systems have a baked enamel paint finish that looks amazing and is backed by a guarantee not to peel or crack for 20 years.
Q: How do I clean my gutters?
A: There are some best practices when it comes to cleaning gutters. Firstly, you want to wear clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty and be prepared with rubber gloves. When using a ladder, try to use ladder “horns” to prevent damaging the gutter. Use a gutter scoop or a small plastic scoop to remove gunk. Be sure to use a tarp or trash bag to place the debris. Lastly, flush your gutters with a garden hose to clean them and spot any leaks. However, all of this is unnecessary with LeafGuard gutters as debris and gunk cannot enter our one-piece gutters.
Q: Can I pay someone else to clean my gutters for me?
A: If you would rather have someone else clean your gutters, you can always hire someone to do the deed for you. This can cost anywhere from $25 to $250 depending on the size, shape and height of your home. If you often pay someone to clean your gutters, consider purchasing a LeafGuard gutter to start saving money.