No more clogs, no more cleaning… ever again!
Do your gutters look like this? Toppers, helmets and covers might help but they can’t stop leaks and rotting caused by built-up leaves and debris which can even pull gutters right off the house. You need a K-Guard leaf-free gutter system.
High-impact, all-weather polymer hangers keep gutters in place. Non-corrosive, heavy-duty aluminum K-Guard systems never sag and are built to stand up to foul weather, keep leaves out of your gutter and keep your home looking great.
|Size||Full 5 inch leaf free gutter system||Made for 3 and 4 inch gutters|
|Complete Leaf Free System (Gutter and Hood)||YES||NO|
|Attaches to Fascia Board and Rafter Tails||YES||NO – Attaches under roof shingles- possible roof warranty issues|
|Rear drainage Channel||YES – 2 ways for water to go into gutter||NO – Windblown water blows up under roof shingle|
|Engineered to fit properly on home||YES – Does not touch or interfere with roof and roof line||NO – Product designed to go on existing gutter-original house and roof design does not incorporate supplemental product|
|Product color matches gutter||YES – The hood and gutter are made of the same material and color||NO – Tries to match color of existing gutter|
|Appearance||Smooth face, crown-molding-like appearance||Vertical face-supplemental product appears clunky and out of place|
|Price||Includes full 5-inch gutter and hood||Includes topper product only – Gutter is an additional cost|
|Prevent Gutter Leaks||YES – Product includes a new gutter and hood||MAYBE – Product goes on existing gutters-if you have leaky, rotten gutters before product is installed, you will still have them|
Are the following statements true or false?
“That rear channel will become clogged.”
FALSE. Because rain hits the gutter from all angles, K-Guard’s rear channel allows windblown rain to enter the gutter efficiently and effectively.
“That integrated hood will come off with high winds.”
FALSE. The K-Guard Leaf-free Gutter System has been tested to withstand gale-force winds. With over 30 million feet of gutter installed, we have never had a single report of the integrated hood coming loose or pulling away from the gutter.
“K-Guard is similar to other topper products. And it only comes in 3-4 foot sections.”
FALSE. K-Guard is a fully integrated and fully engineered seamless leaf-free gutter protection system.
“K-Guard’s hood needs to tuck under shingles which will void your roof warranty.”
FALSE. K-Guard gutters will never touch your roof and never tuck under your shingles. The hood is supported by one of the strongest hangers in the marketplace – capable of withstanding up to 125 lbs. of pressure on its nose. Because the hanger is so strong, the hood and gutter are held in place without the aid of the roof itself. K-Guard’s patented hangers are screwed directly into the fascia boards and rafter tails.
“That K-Guard Leaf-free Gutter System looks really good.”
ABSOLUTELY TRUE. The smooth contours of the system blend in beautifully with your home’s architecture and is available in a variety of colors. That’s one conclusion where we, and our competitors, can agree.
K-Guard vs. Other Gutter Guards
When it comes to gutter protection, there are two choices available that integrate a gutter and a cover in their system, K-Guard® Leaf-free Gutters and Leafguard.® Let’s take a look at some of the differences.
It’s important to understand that when you buy standard toppers, covers or helmets that they are sold as supplemental products to add onto your existing gutters, not as part of a system. The K-Guard Leaf-free Gutter System, on the other hand, is fully engineered to have gutter and hood work together to provide the best possible protection against clogs from leaves and debris. The K-Guard system is held in place with patented, high-impact polymer hangers that are screwed into your fascia boards and rafter tails for extra strength and durability.
K-Guard’s fully integrated and engineered system is installed at the proper height based on the results of engineering studies conducted over the years, whereas standard toppers, helmets and covers are simply added to your existing gutters with no forethought to height in relationship to your roof. After all, your existing gutters were never designed to have a topper, and as a result, these toppers not only can look awkward, but they may not fit or function very well either.
If you have problems with leaking, rotting gutters, then helmets, toppers and covers just won’t solve the problem. To attach them to your house requires hammering large nails into holes that are already too big, which could eventually pull the gutters away from the house. The K-Guard Leaf-free Gutter System includes a brand new gutter and hood engineered to fit, so there’s never any worry about these kind of problems.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that adding a topper, helmet or hood will be less expensive. Not so, in the long run. Many times a company will sell you a topper, then once they begin work, they may ‘discover’ you need new gutters. By the time they add things up, your price might easily exceed what you would have paid for a top-quality, totally integrated K-Guard Leaf-free Gutter System. Don’t fall for their apples-to-oranges comparisons. Do the math based on the complete system – gutter and hood – and you’ll see for yourself that K-Guard is an exceptional value, no matter how you look at it.
The way toppers work is that they tuck into a row of shingles – that means roof shingles can start to dissolve and ultimately cause leaks. Why? Because the shingles are flat and overlap in order to keep water out. When the topper is applied, it will lift your shingles which can cause roof damage over time.
K-Guard Leaf-free Gutters never touch your roof and will never void your roof warranty. Plus, K-Guard is the only leaf-free gutter system with a rear drainage channel so that water has two points of entry into the gutter. That rear drainage channel feature also prevents wind-blown rain from running up under your roof line and possibly freezing.
K-Guard looks as good as it protects! Because this popular gutter protection system was engineered for installation on existing homes, you’ll see none of the sharper edges and vertical faces like you’ll see with other products. K-Guard really looks beautiful, blending right in with the existing architecture of your home. Other toppers can never exactly match the color of your existing gutters and can oftentimes appear boxy and out of place on an existing home. K-Guard Leaf-free Gutters, on the other hand, are a complete system, which means the gutter and the hood are both made of the same materials in exactly the same color. With a wide variety of colors available, you’re sure to find the perfect solution for your own home sweet home.