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Put Your Ladder Away For Life With Our Closed Gutter System

By | Ladder Safety

closed gutter systemAlarming statistics from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons tell us 500,000 people in the U.S. are treated for injuries stemming from ladder accidents each year. About 300 of those accidents prove to be fatal.

Older people are especially vulnerable to ladder accidents, and their injuries are often more severe.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though.

With K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter Guards, you’ll never again have to risk your life by climbing a ladder to clean your gutters.

Is using a ladder really that dangerous?

It sure is. In fact, because climbing a ladder may not seem like such a big deal, we are often lulled into a (very) false sense of security. The truth, though, is that a fall can happen in a flash.

Whether it’s using the wrong ladder for the job, incorrect placement of the ladder or using a ladder with worn or damaged parts, you’re literally putting your life at risk each and every time you step on that first rung.

Commonly reported injuries from ladder falls include:

  • Damages to the spine
  • Head trauma (concussions and other traumatic brain injuries)
  • Broken bones
  • Deep bruising

Since our bones become more fragile as we age, injuries sustained by older persons in ladder accidents are often far more severe than with other populations. Even a fall from a shortened height can lead to traumatic consequences in the blink of an eye. 

How does K-Guard prevent ladder falls?

That’s easy: we virtually eliminate your need for a ladder to clean your gutters. It’s as simple as that.

Here’s how it works.

The K-Guard system (the hood and the gutter) is attached to the existing fascia board just below your roof. (If there is no fascia board material at your home, we can add it.)

closed gutter systemThis does not negatively affect your roof at all. Rather, your roof is actually strengthened to withstand ice damming and blowback.

There’s a narrow opening between the hood and the gutter that allows rainwater – and rainwater only – to pass through onto the gutter before being guided to the downspouts.

Leaves, pine needles and other debris are prevented from finding their way into the gutter. 

With the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System, there’s literally no more worries about clogged gutters or concerns about damage to your home’s roof, foundation and siding.

Better still, there’s no need to use that ladder!

Why should I select K-Guard over other leafless systems?

There are many tangible differences between the K-Guard System and the “other guys.”

  • Increased ability to divert more rainwater. Most of the other leafless gutter systems are made for or use gutters barely wider than 3-4 inches. K-Guard gutters, though, provide you with a 5-inch-wide leaf-free gutter; there’s no water buildup.
  • No damage to your roof and home. The other systems typically attach just under your roof shingles, putting your roof at risk and possibly voiding any warranties you have. By attaching to the fascia board, the K-Guard System protects your roof and the structure of your home.
  • Better fit to the structure of your home. Because K-Guard doesn’t even touch your roof or roofline, it can be properly fitted specifically to your home. Other products are designed to be placed on top of your existing gutters — adding significant weight and posing structural damage to your roof and your home’s foundation.
  • No maintenance required. Because the narrow opening between the hood and gutter allows only water to pass through, K-Guard is an excellent example of a “set it and forget it” accessory for your home. There literally is no maintenance needed on your part. With the others, they’ll even admit you’ll need to regularly clear their systems. 
  • Water is kept from damaging your shingles. With K-Guard, there are two ways for water to flow into the gutter before being diverted to the downspouts. Due to a design flaw with the other systems, windblown water can easily find its way underneath your shingles. 
  • They’re visually appealing. K-Guard gutters have a smooth finish that resembles crown molding, and are available in a wide variety of colors. In fact, the colors of the hood and gutter are matched, so there’s more of a uniform appearance. The other systems merely attempt to match the color of your existing gutter – sometimes it works out, but it often doesn’t. Other systems also tend to be chunky and look out of place. 

How well does K-Guard handle icy and snowy conditions?

We have a healthy respect for Mother Nature. That’s why we designed and built K-Guard Systems to withstand practically any amount of snow or ice buildup as well as gusting wind. 

Because of the design of other systems, ice will continually freeze and thaw – which can eventually pry the gutters from your home. 

K-Guards, on the other hand, are designed for ice to form on the outside of the gutter, rather than inside. Because of this, thawed ice simply falls away instead of refreezing. 

How do I get more information about K-Guard for my home?

We’d love to talk with you about our K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System. In fact, we encourage you to take advantage of our free estimate offer by contacting your nearest K-Guard dealer. You can also get in touch through our online contact form or by calling us at (614) 568-7777

Protecting Your Gutters From Ice

By | Gutter Maintenance

gutters iceLet’s face it, ice isn’t exactly a good thing for your home. We all know that burst pipes can cost a family a tremendous amount of money, which is why so many emphasize the fact that you should keep your pipes warm during the winter. However, this isn’t the only way that ice can adversely affect your home. A lot of snow, for example, can damage your roof considerably. 

You should also be aware that ice in your gutters can cause serious problems, beyond the normal issues that arise with water damage. Every family should understand that gutters are also an important area of the home to protect. Ice can not only damage your home, but can also damage surrounding power lines as well. Here’s how you can take steps to make sure that your home and family are safe from ice and water damage.

What Can Happen?

We often don’t think about situations involving safety until it’s too late. For example, many residents who are used to certain weather patterns in a specific region might ignore tornado or hurricane warnings. Others might simply be unaware of what can happen to your house if you leave it susceptible to the elements.

Did you know that branches might actually pose a safety hazard? If a branch freezes and falls on your house, you might regret not having taken a look at the branches around your house and trimming them. 

An ice dam can also cause serious water damage and lead to additional water leaks in your home. It might even cause a gutter to fall off completely, believe it or not. That’s one of the reasons why you want to consider a strong gutter guard to keep your home safe through the winter.

No one wants to imagine a scenario where a storm knocks out electricity. But let’s face it, this can happen. In this situation, you should understand that a generator is extremely useful. If the storm leads to criminals attempting to break into homes, a generator can also help keep your fire alarms and burglar alarms on as well.

Why Choose K-Guard?

It can be tough to find which products are actually going to be useful and which companies really believe in their product. Anyone can spend time reading consumer reviews or trying to get tips from friends and family, but why can you actually trust K-Guard for your gutter needs? There are multiple reasons why K-Guard is the best choice.

First and foremost, K-Guard offers a lifetime warranty. It simply doesn’t get better than that in terms of saving time and money. If you want to keep your gutters clean and deal with ONE company that is willing to offer you a lifetime warranty, why wouldn’t you consider it? It should be noted that the lifetime warranty is offered through individual dealers, and you should contact your local dealer for more information.

Secondly, the patented K-Guard system offers unique strength and durability that the competition simply can’t match. The all-weather polymer helps K-Guard stand up to pretty much any weather conditions imaginable. In fact, you might end up using the same gutter system for over a decade with no problem! This kind of strength is essential for those who are worried about the effects of ice on their home. 

The K-Guard system also understands that homes want to retain a modern aesthetic, which is why the rounded curves of the system are much more appealing than other gutter systems out there. Why not choose a custom color and add something helpful to your home that also improves its appearance?

The K-Guard system is also able to drain more water than smaller systems, which makes it a more efficient system to use. This also means that larger debris can be flushed/filtered out, while it might remain if you use competing gutter systems.

gutters iceOverall, we have established that K-Guard systems have the following advantages:

  1. Lifetime warranty
  2. Stronger and more durable than the competition
  3. Won’t take away from your home’s appearance (likely adds to it)
  4. More efficient than the competition

Make The Smart Choice

There are many companies that will claim that their gutter system will keep your family safe, but are they confident enough to offer a lifetime warranty? Even if the gutter system is efficient, will it change the way that your house looks, which could potentially affect its resale value? Icicles don’t exactly keep your home looking the best that it could be.

Weather might not be predictable, but K-Guard is the kind of strong and reliable gutter system where you can have a sense of mind about your home, no matter what the weather. Consider contacting K-Guard for more information and to keep your gutters safe from ice as soon as possible. If you are interested in a trusted company with a strong and safe product for your home, feel free to contact us today at (614) 568-7777 for the best gutter system for your family.

A New Year, A New Gutter System

By | Ladder Safety

new gutterAs we celebrate the holidays and move into a new year, we can’t help but be retrospective and hopeful about the future. The winter skies hang close over us while we nestle comfortably in our homes. As you consider what resolutions to make that will make your life better and more secure, you need only look out the frost-covered window to the gutters that line your roof! How does a new gutter system sound for the new year?

One resolution that is guaranteed to add to your safety, financial well-being and value of your home is to upgrade to a K-Guard new gutter system.

Why should I make installing a K-Guard new gutter system my New Year’s Resolution?

The answer to this question is simple – installing a new gutter system helps you protect your family as well as your home, your largest financial investment. K-Guard gutter systems are versatile and customizable to every home, and their unique design will save you hours and hours of time and manual labor for many years into the future.

Not many New Year’s resolutions can check off two boxes – increasing the value of your home while at the same time increasing your safety. 

Often overlooked, gutters are a critical component of any building. By collecting the rain and runoff water and moving it away from your house, gutters prevent pooling and flooding that can cause significant structural damage. Regular gutters are effective at moving water away from your house, but as anyone who has climbed a ladder onto their roof knows, they are extremely prone to clogging and flooding. 

Safely cleaning clogged gutters is a difficult task – either shuffling along your roofline or constantly climbing up and down and moving your ladder. Why not make a resolution to install new gutters that both increase your safety and protect your house?

K-Guard’s patented gutter technology is designed to prevent the clogging and flooding that plagues standard gutters. Their specially designed covers allow water to move freely away from your house while preventing sticks, debris and leaves from blocking the flow. Your gutters don’t have to work overtime trying to keep your house dry, and you won’t have to spend tons of time dangerously removing those thick clumps of debris we all dread to see!

How do K-Guard gutter systems save me money?

Likely one of your other New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time with your family or to do fun things with the people you care about. Imagine not having to spend hours on your roof or climbing up and down and moving ladders in order to clean out your clogged gutters? Or how much do third parties charge in order to handle the task for you? Your time is valuable, and whether you tackle the task yourself or pay someone else to do it for you, cleaning out your gutters is a time and money black hole.

Installing new K-Guard gutters will give you back the time you would have spent manually cleaning out your gutters, but by doing a better job than a standard gutter at moving water away from your house, they also potentially prevent thousands of dollars of damage from occurring! Your foundation will remain intact, your paint and siding will remain pristine, and your wooden frames won’t rot. 

A new gutter system that is as effective as the K-Guard system will reduce the frequency that you need to paint your house and protect the structure. And, if you are planning to sell your property, K-Guard gutter systems make a fantastic selling point for home inspectors and buyers.

Any one of these is reason enough to install new gutters this year, and all of them together show why those gutters should be K-Guard gutters!

new gutter systemHow will a K-Guard gutter system improve my safety and the safety of my home?

It’s a fact that over 500,000 people in the United States every year have ladder-related accidents. Constantly climbing up and down and moving your ladder to reach all the clogged parts of your gutter is dangerous. Falling off your ladder or your roof can result in painful injuries that take you away from work and off your feet for weeks or even months.

Why not make a resolution to keep yourself safe and healthy?! Not only does installing a new K-Guard Gutter System save you time and money, but it will also protect your safety, something no number can adequately quantify.

What makes a K-Guard gutter system the right investment?

There are many reasons to choose K-Guard for your new gutters. Just ask our previous clients! Our great product, fantastic customer service and quality installation are the reasons we get great reviews. 

While we provide amazing customer service and our professional installers are the best in the business, we couldn’t do it without having a great product. The award-winning K-Guard system has been installed and tested for years and refined and improved over time. 

Give us a call and join the ranks of our satisfied customers! Make a New Year’s resolution that increases your safety, saves you money and protects your most valuable investment — your home. Make the easiest choice you’ll make all year by contacting us today! Give us a call at (614) 568-7777.

Which Gutter System is the Best?

By | Gutter Maintenance

gutter system

Not to toot our own horn, but we think the K-Guard Leaf-free Gutter Guard is the best gutter system in the marketplace today. Hands down. No contest. The competition is tough, but our K-Guard leaf-free system is tougher, so when you compare apples to apples, other systems just don’t measure up. 

We know there are plenty of choices when it comes to getting new gutters, that’s why we encourage you to learn all you can about the different gutter systems available. We’re so sure we have the best product on the market, we invite you to shop and compare.

Hood-style vs. leaf-free – which is better?

You may have heard about ‘hood’ gutters and wondered how a hood style system would compare to a leaf-free system. Hood systems are considered more of a temporary fix, while no-maintenance leaf-free systems are what most homeowners are looking for today.

Hood gutter guards may cost a little less, but there can be problems with installation and maintenance.

  • Installed under shingles or as single unit  – either secured under the first row of shingles on your roof, or as a single unit requiring the installation of all new gutters.
  • May require screwing into roof shingles – which could cause water damage and could void your roof warranty.
  • Installation method can cause water issues – runoff can damage landscaping or contribute to basement flooding or even foundation problems.
  • Seasonal maintenance is required – gutters will fill with debris and the hood will need to be removed to clean inside the gutter, either by the homeowner or by a professional.

Leaf-free systems offer efficiency and protection with zero installation or maintenance issues.

  • No damage to shingles – system attaches to fascia boards and rafter tails instead of roof shingles. Roof warranty won’t ever be affected.
  • Better drainage – drains water more effectively, channels rainwater and debris down and away from your property’s foundation for maximum protection.
  • No cleaning or declogging – no more climbing ladders or seasonal maintenance needed!

bad gutter systemDo your homework… check the K-Guard difference

Go ahead, google leaf-free gutter systems and you’ll see that most competitors tout the same basic features. K-Guard offers more of everything — more drainage, more strength, more durability, more performance – plus a no-clog lifetime warranty!

The K-Guard leaf-free gutter system offers you more:

  • Larger 5” size for better capacity and drainage – K-Guard 5-inch gutters are a full inch larger than traditional gutters and can hold 70 gallons per foot.
  • No gutter sag – the high-strength hanger design keeps its form no matter the external conditions.
  • High performance, patented design K-Guard gutter systems replace your gutters as a whole and are engineered to work together for optimum performance and durability. 
  • No harm to shingles or roof warranty – unlike most gutter systems, K-Guard attaches to fascia boards and rafter tails instead of roof shingles, so if any other unrelated issues arise you can rest assured your roof warranty won’t be affected. 
  • Two drainage channels instead of one – regular gutters only have a single drainage channel, which sometimes can’t prevent windblown water from going up under roof shingles. K-Guard gutter systems have two drainage channels that flush away water quickly and efficiently.
  • No cleaning or declogging needed – K-Guard Gutter Guards are designed and patented to never need any cleaning inside the gutter, unlike other systems that require seasonal declogging.
  • Good looking, custom-fit product while competitors’ gutter guards are designed to fit onto existing gutters, K-Guard gutter systems are engineered to attach to your home without obstructing the roof or roofline.  In contrast to the sharp corners and vertical faces of other gutters on the market, they also feature a smooth, curved design in a variety of colors to complement your home. 
  • Lifetime no-clog warranty – non-corrodible, heavy-duty aluminum K-Guard gutter systems never sag and are built to withstand adverse weather conditions. Innovative, patented, high-strength hanger design offers optimum performance and durability.

Which gutter system is best? Just ask any K-Guard customer:

“Great service. Great cleanup. Great results.  Happy customer.” E. Kmet

“I have had my kguard system for 13 years and have not had to clean my gutters once in that time. Heavy gauge material and oversize downspouts means I never have to worry about the system flowing over the front edge.” Jim W.

My new gutters are great. I don’t even know it’s raining. The installers were great. Wish I had this done sooner and not wasted my money on other products that didn’t work.”  Anonymous

“AMAZING attention to all details. First class job. When you consider spending this kind of money and making an important investment, this is the place to go to. We are confident our roof will last and they will stand behind their work 100%. Our choice for roof work was based on the fantastic work they did on our gutters a couple of years back.”  John P.

With an unprecedented reputation for quality and excellence in home drainage systems since 1998, K-Guard has been field-tested with over 35 million feet of gutter guard systems installed across 37 states. With all that experience, backed by customer satisfaction, you can trust that your new gutter system, and your property, will be in the best possible hands.

So what do you say? Put the ladder away and put your faith in the best gutter system in the market today… K-Guard Leaf-free Gutter Guard.

 Call 614-568-7777 right now and let’s get started.

How Does a Leaf-Free Gutter System Work?

By | Gutter

leaf-free gutterYou tell yourself the same thing every year, “this is the last time I’m climbing up this ladder.” You’ve been dreaming about the day when your roof is leaf-free, you can put the blower and ladder away and get your mind off cleaning out the gutters and onto important things like family, fun and friends.

Even though you’ve been toying with the idea of leaf-free gutters for awhile now, you may be holding back because you still have questions about how these leaf-free systems work, and which system would be the right one for your situation. 

No more leaves, twigs, debris or clogs!

You’ve got better things to do with your time than cleaning out the gutters. Not only that, but it’s just not safe!  If you have an inefficient gutter system like your current one, it can wreak havoc with your home’s foundation and roof, causing all kinds of problems from water stains to rotting fascia boards. 

Traditional, open-top gutters notoriously collect leaves, pine needles and other debris that cause gutters to clog, thus preventing effective water drainage.  The result of that bad drainage can lead to a whole host of issues that aren’t obvious until you’re left to deal with the results, like wall and ceiling damage due to water leaks or seepage.

A good leaf-free gutter system can offer peace of mind and never requires climbing ladders to keep gutters clean. And because they look as good as they protect, a leaf-free system is a smart investment that blends in beautifully with your home and can ultimately boost your property value.

How the K-Guard leaf-free system works

A leaf-free gutter system is designed to do one thing — to channel rainwater and debris down and away from your property’s foundation and surrounding areas for maximum efficiency and protection.  

That’s why the K-Guard leaf-free gutter system is built to exacting standards using innovative patented, high-strength hanger design of all-weather high-impact polymers for optimum durability and performance.  And because our gutters are a full 5 inches wide, they’re able to drain water more efficiently than smaller leaf-free gutters or gutter covers.

 

K-Guard system offers unbridled durability and protection:

  • No gutter sag, no maintenance high-strength hanger design keeps its form no matter what the external conditions. No need to tend to gutters ever again!
  • Better capacity for better drainage K-Guard gutters are a full 5-inches wide and can accommodate larger, 3×4-inch downspouts for more water/debris drainage than other, smaller systems.  
  • Long lifespan, no more clogs – both gutter and hood are made of heavy-duty aluminum that is non-corrosive and practically invincible against extreme weather conditions. No clogs ever!
  • Blends right in with your home – most gutter systems have sharp corners and vertical faces, whereas K-Guard gutters’ smooth, curved appearance blends in effortlessly with your home. With a wide variety of colors available, you can find the perfect solution. 

Other systems just can’t compare

We may be a tooting our own horn, but we think we’ve got the best gutter system around. The competition is tough, but our K-Guard system is tougher, so when you compare apples to apples, other systems just don’t measure up.

  • Larger 5” size – K-Guard 5-inch gutters are a full inch larger than traditional gutters and can hold 70 gallons per foot
  • High performance, patented design K-Guard gutter systems replace your gutters as a whole and are engineered to work together for optimum performance and durability. 
  • No hindrance to shingles – unlike most gutter systems, K-Guard attaches to fascia boards and rafter tails instead of roof shingles, so if any other unrelated issues arise you can rest assured your roof warranty won’t be affected. 
  • Two drainage channels instead of one – regular gutters only have a single drainage channel, which sometimes can’t prevent windblown water from going up under roof shingles. K-Guard gutter systems have two drainage channels that flush away water quickly and efficiently.
  • No cleaning or declogging needed – K-Guard Gutter Guards are designed and patented to never need any cleaning inside the gutter, unlike other systems that require seasonal declogging.
  • Good looking, custom-fit while competitors’ gutter guards are designed to fit onto existing gutters, K-Guard gutter systems are engineered to attach to your home without obstructing the roof or roofline.  In contrast to the sharp corners and vertical faces of other gutters on the market, they also feature a smooth, curved design in a variety of colors to complement your home. 
  • Lifetime no-clog warranty – non-corrodible, heavy-duty aluminum K-Guard gutter systems never sag and are built to withstand adverse weather conditions. Innovative, patented, high-strength hanger design ensures optimum performance and durability.
  • Free professional installation in just one day – to make sure you’re getting the very best of your new gutter system, K-Guard contractors will come to your property with specialized equipment and install it for you in just one day.
  • K-Guard quality and experience – with an unprecedented reputation for quality and excellence in home drainage systems since 1998, K-Guard has been field-tested with over 35 million feet of gutter guard systems installed across 37 states. You can trust your property is in good hands!

So what do you say? Are you ready to put down the ladder and pick up the phone?

Call us today at 614-568-7777 and let’s get started.

Why Your Home Needs A Good Gutter System

By | Gutter Maintenance

good gutter systemWhen thinking about a good gutter system, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the expense.  While owning a home can be a real pleasure, the expenses can oftentimes quickly add up. From deciding which colors to paint your walls to the flowers you’ll plant in your garden, it can get pricey.  And then comes the whole other world of home maintenance problems — there are so many areas to ensure are properly maintained in order to avoid costly fixes down the road.

However, there could be a much less stressful way to deal with such issues.  Getting a good gutter system is the answer to many household woes and a preventative solution that could save you time, headaches and money in the long run. 

How do I know if my gutters are bad?

While traditional open-top gutter systems are the norm, they not only collect rainwater, but also leaves, dust and other debris that quickly clog and prevent effective water drainage.  Unless you’re always on top of seasonal gutter cleaning, clogging issues aren’t obvious until untold damage has occurred — usually manifesting in cases such as water-staining and rotting fascia boards.

What’s a good gutter system?

A good gutter system ensures that rainwater is effectively drained away from your property for maximum efficiency and protection. It should be able to do this entirely independently without needing constant care and maintenance.  With the incorporation of a gutter guard (a hood that covers the gutter) water flow is controlled and protects against windswept leaves and debris.

As well as eliminating the need for dangerous ladder-climbing chores, a good gutter system also increases the value of your property and makes it easier to sell in the future.

Which gutter system brand is best for my home?

The best gutter system brands provide a complete service, value for the money and the option extended the warranty to give you peace of mind for many years.  The gutters should be able to withstand all weather conditions and work efficiently with minimal upkeep.

K-Guard Gutter Guards stand out as being one of the best on the market.  Offering a complete system built around patented, high-strength hangers, no other gutter systems provide the same capacity, durability or attractiveness.  Just some of the benefits include:

  • A lifetime warranty:  Yes, you read that right.  K-Guard’s gutter guard system is so resilient it gives your home a virtually endless lifespan of protection.  Made of non-corrosive, heavy-duty aluminum, K-Guard’s gutter, hood, and downspouts protect your home against all adverse weather elements.
  • Low maintenance: Because K-Guard Gutter Guards are made to last and feature an innovative, patented, high-strength hanger design, you can rest assured they will always keep their form and require zero upkeep once installed.  You’ll never again have to risk your safety climbing ladders to keep your gutters clean — there just won’t be any need to.
  • Greater capacity: K-Guard gutters are a full 5-inches wide and can accommodate larger, 3×4-inch downspouts for more water and debris drainage than other smaller systems.
  • Attractive appearance: K-Guard gutter systems are custom-fit and feature a smooth, curved look as opposed to the sharp corners and vertical faces of traditional gutters.  Available in a variety of colors, your new gutters can offer you beauty as well as functionality.

gutter systemHow does K-Guard compare to other gutter systems?

Here are a few key differences that set the K-Guard gutter guard system apart from other competitors:

  • Size:   K-Guard 5-inch gutters are a full inch larger than traditional gutters.
  • Performance: K-Guard gutter systems replace your gutters as a whole and are engineered to work together for optimum performance and durability.
  • No hindrance: Unlike most gutter systems, K-Guard attaches to fascia boards and rafter tails instead of roof shingles, so if any other unrelated issues arise you can rest assured your roof warranty won’t be affected.
  • Two drainage channels: Regular gutters only have a single drainage channel, which oftentimes cannot prevent windblown water from going up under roof shingles.  K-Guard gutter systems have two drainage channels that flush away water quickly and efficiently.
  • No cleaning needed: K-Guard Gutter Guards are designed and patented to never need any cleaning inside the gutter, unlike other systems that require dangerous seasonal declogging.
  • Custom-fit: While competitor gutter guards are designed to fit onto existing gutters, K-Guard gutter systems are engineered to attach to your home without obstructing the roof or roofline.  In contrast to the sharp corners and vertical faces of other gutters on the market, they also feature a smooth, curved design in a variety of colors to complement your home.
  • Unlimited lifespan: Made of non-corrodible, heavy-duty aluminum, K-Guard gutter systems never sag and are built to withstand adverse weather conditions.  Its innovative, patented, high-strength hanger design ensures your gutter system stands the test of time.
  • Free professional installation: To make sure you’re getting the very best of your new gutter system, K-Guard contractors will come to your property with specialized equipment and install it for you in just one day.

A lifetime of hassle-free protection

Owning a home should be a pleasure, not a pain. If you could save yourself the hassle and money drain of constant repairs and maintenance, wouldn’t you invest in a protective measure today? One that keeps you safe from dangerous chores, worry, and an uncertain future valuation?  Installing a K-Guard gutter guard system could be the last time you ever have to think about gutters – and that’s more than worth its price alone! Focus on the pleasure of enjoying your home as intended with a lifetime of protection from K-Guard. Give us a call today for more information at (614) 568-7777.

Stay Off Your Roof With Leaf Guards

By | Gutter, Ladder Safety

leaf guardsDid you know that installing leaf guards onto your home’s gutters could eliminate the need for regular unclogging? Cleaning gutters can be a dangerous exercise and scaling ladders on a seasonal basis is not only unsafe but also an inefficient and outdated means of taking care of your property.

Shrewd homeowners know that the value of a home is only as good as its foundations, protected by a good gutter system with leaf guards. A gutter system that works optimally draws rainwater away from a property and its surrounding area, preventing debris, leakages and rot from causing extensive damage. If your home still has open-topped gutters, then you’ll need to ensure they are maintained and cleaned regularly, which, as we’ll explain below, isn’t the most convenient or effective solution.

How do leaf guards work?

Leaf guards are considered to be a crucial component of your gutter system, helping to prevent the entry of airborne debris and resulting blockages. They either come as separate guards designed to fit on top of existing gutters or as a custom set like the K-Guard Gutter Guard system – a complete 5-inch gutter solution with a helmet-type leaf guard secured on top.

There are two types of leaf guards: gutter covers and gutter screens.

Gutter screens are typically made of wire mesh, nylon or foam and present the cheaper alternative. Gutter covers, which are more expensive, can be made out of a variety of materials including copper, aluminum, plastic, wire mesh, nylon, and foam. As the hardier of the two, gutter covers tend to have a more pleasing appearance than gutter screens and also limit a lot more water flow and debris.

Installing leaf guards is one of the first steps to keeping your home’s exterior maintenance as hassle-free as possible while eliminating the need for risky cleaning practices.

leaf guards roofWhich gutter guards are best for my home?

If you’ve never given your gutters a second thought, let alone leaf guards, finding the right ones for your home could be very hit and miss. With so many options on the market, how do you know which one is best for you?

Installing regular leaf guards that fit onto your existing gutters may temporarily give your home some level of protection, that is if there aren’t already any underlying problems. For this reason, it’s probably best to start from scratch – with a completely engineered, fully integrated, leaf-free gutter system like K-Guard gutter guards.

The K-Guard system is a complete solution that replaces your gutters entirely and offers all the protection you would expect from a leaf guard, and more. Comprised of three components – a gutter, hood, and downspouts – K-Guard gutter guards feature a patented design to ensure your gutters work maintenance-free for a lifetime. That’s right, forever, without ever having to climb a ladder again.

Built from heavy-duty aluminum and patented, high-strength hangers that fully support the leaf guard (hood), the K-Guard gutter system cannot sag or corrode, which gives it a practically unlimited lifespan. Its effective technology keeps gutters clog-free and protects against even the most severe weather elements, including ice, wind and heavy rain.

K-Guard gutter guards also offer greater capacity at a full inch wider than other gutters (5 inches), draining far more water than smaller systems. Larger 3×4-inch downspouts flush water away from your property quickly and efficiently, along with any small pieces of debris that may have accidentally entered the system.

As if strength, durability, and capacity weren’t enough, K-Guard gutter guards are also available in a variety of colors to suit your home. Unlike the sharp corners and edges of other leaf guard systems, K-Guard gutters have a smooth, curved appearance and are custom-installed to perfectly complement your home.

How can I install leaf guards safely?

Unless you’re really into DIY, installing leaf guards yourself probably isn’t the best idea. Most reputable gutter guard companies will have installation included in the price, as specialized equipment may be needed to ensure the best fit for your home.

K-Guard contractors usually insist on professionally installing your gutter guards for you. With over 35 million feet of gutter systems installed since 1998, you can trust that K-Guard has both the experience and expertise to do right by your home. K-Guard gutter guards can also adapt to any type of roof, from slate to metal to traditional shingle roofing.

Do I need to have my gutter guards cleaned professionally?

If you go for regular leaf guards, you can either choose to seasonally check and clean them yourself, or hire a professional to do this for you. This, however, can be dangerous and prove to be an ongoing expense in the maintenance of your home.

K-Guard’s patented gutter guard system is designed in such a way that you’ll never need to clean them at all. Once installed, you can finally stay off your roof and wave goodbye to cleaning gutters forever!

Leaf guards keep you and your home safe

Whether you choose to add a leaf guard to your existing gutters or go for a complete overhaul with K-Guard gutter guards, protecting your gutter system is the first step to ensuring your home stays as problem-free as possible. Blockages caused by leaves and debris could prove devastating to your property’s foundation and roof if not taken care of in time. K-Guard gutter guard system takes away this worry for an entire lifetime and in our opinion, is worth the investment for this reason alone. Give us a call today at 614-568-7777.

Are You Using The Best Leaf Gutter System For Your Household?

By | Gutter

house with gutter guardsAs a homeowner, considering the best leaf gutter systems may be the last thing on your mind.  After all, our tendency is to focus on only the most obvious areas of home improvement — such as a dated kitchen or an uninspiring bedroom — before taking notice of preventative solutions that could protect our properties from serious damage. 

What’s wrong with my gutter?

Inefficient gutter systems are silent enemies to your home’s foundation and roof, causing a myriad of problems from water stains to rotting fascia boards. Traditional, open-top gutters collect leaves, dust and other debris that cause gutters to clog, preventing effective water drainage.  This can lead to a whole host of issues that aren’t obvious until you’re left to deal with the aftermath, like wall and ceiling damage resulting from water leakage.

Why is a good leaf gutter system important?

Aside from preventing damage caused by ineffective water drainage, a good leaf gutter system affords peace of mind and doesn’t require you to risk safety by climbing ladders every few months to keep them clean.  As well as eliminating the need for this sometimes dangerous chore, an effective gutter system could also increase property value due to its practical advantages.

The best leaf gutter systems channel rainwater and debris away from your property’s foundation and surrounding areas for maximum efficiency and protection.  They do this by incorporating gutter guards — a cost-effective and useful addition to gutters that limit water flow as well as protect against windswept leaves and debris.

How can K-Guard Gutter Guards protect my home?

Imagine having a leaf gutter system you didn’t have to worry about for at least 20 years. One that could withstand virtually any weather conditions, keep its form, drain water/debris effectively and blend in with your home’s appearance? 

K-Guard Gutter Guards provide exactly that.  With a system built around patented, high-strength hangers, no other gutter systems provide the same capacity or durability. 

 

Here’s why:

Low maintenance: Featuring an innovative, patented, high-strength hanger design, K-Guard Gutter Guards are made to last with strong, all-weather polymers that keep their form no matter the external conditions.  Say goodbye to gutter sag and expensive upkeep.

Unlimited lifespan: K-Guard system’s gutter and hood is made of heavy-duty aluminum that is non-corrosive and practically invincible against any weather conditions.  The durability of its design gives your home a virtually endless lifespan of protection.   

Better capacity: K-Guard gutters are a full 5-inches wide and can accommodate larger, 3×4-inch downspouts for more water/debris drainage than other, smaller systems.  

Blends in: Most gutter systems have sharp corners and vertical faces, whereas K-Guard gutters’ smooth, curved appearance blends in effortlessly with your home.  With a wide variety of colors available, you can find the perfect solution that compliments your needs both practically and aesthetically.

gutter guardWhat makes K-Guard Gutter Guards better than other systems?

Unlike competitor gutter systems, K-Guard gives a multitude of additional benefits that not only protect your home from the elements but can also eliminate liability in terms of the roof warranty.  Key differences include:

Size:  K-Guard is a 5-inch gutter system, at least full inch larger than the 3 to 4-inch gutters offered by other competitors, giving your home much more capacity for water drainage. 

A complete system: K-Guard is the only ‘value for money’ gutter system that provides a complete gutter and hood solution.

No roof liability:  Since K-Guard gutter systems attach to fascia boards and rafter tails instead of roof shingles, you can rest assured your roof warranty won’t be affected if other unrelated damp issues arise.

Rear drainage channel:  There are 2 ways for water to go into K-Guard gutters and flush away quickly and efficiently, unlike regular gutters that send windblown water up under roof shingles.

No interference with roof:  K-Guard gutter systems are engineered to fit properly on your home without obstructing the roof or roofline, whereas competitor products are designed to go on existing gutters.

Gutter leak prevention:  K-Guard gutters always include a new gutter and hood to give your home a completely new, efficient drainage system.  Other competitor products incorporate their products onto existing gutters which may be effective unless the gutters are leaky or rotten before the product is installed.

Complementary appearance:  As K-Guard hoods and gutters are installed together and made of the same material and color, there is no chance of a mismatch – unlike other products that try to match colors of existing gutters.  The smooth face, crown-molding-like appearance is also more aesthetically-pleasing than traditional clunky vertical faces.

Peace of mind

While not the first thing on a homeowner’s mind, a good leaf gutter system is essential in protecting property value.  Don’t be faced with the choice of either money or leaves down the drain — eliminate that question today!

It needn’t be disruptive – a professional installation of K-Guard Gutter Guards can be completed in one day for most homes and will save you headaches and money in the long run.   A variety of colors available will help you to choose both beauty and functionality while affording you the peace of mind that your drainage system is guarded against the elements, and ready to serve you for the things that matter — enjoying your home.

Call us today at (614) 568-7777 to enjoy that peace of mind now and in the future.

Why Gutters With Leaf Guard Protection Are A Property Essential 

By | Gutter Maintenance

Traditional gutters aren’t usually installed with a leaf guard.  If you’ve just moved into your new home, or haven’t taken much notice of your gutter system, chances are you may be collecting a little more than rainwater.  An open-topped gutter system isn’t the most effective solution to protecting your house from debris, leaking and rotting. If not maintained and cleaned regularly, blockages in open-topped gutters are one step away from issues that could cause widespread damage and result in your property being devalued.

For this reason, installing a leaf guard to your gutters is not only a matter of aesthetics but an essential component of your gutter’s performance, working in tandem to keep your home dry and safe from all types of weather conditions. 

What is a leaf guard?

Leaf guards are essential covers made to fit on top of your gutters to prevent the entry of debris and resulting blockages. They can either be installed on top of existing gutters or come as a custom set like the K-Guard Gutter Guard system — a complete gutter replacement solution with new five inch gutters and a helmet-like cover secured on top.

There are two different types of leaf gutter guards: gutter covers and gutter screens.   

Typically made of wire mesh, nylon or foam, gutter screens are the cheaper alternative, but aren’t as hardy as gutter covers, which can be made out of a variety of materials, including copper, aluminum, plastic, wire mesh, nylon, and foam.  Gutter covers not only have a more pleasing appearance than gutter screens but also limit that much more water flow and debris.

How can a leaf gutter guard protect my home?

Home improvement and real estate experts always recommend leaf gutter guards as a cost-effective way to keep your home’s external maintenance as hassle-free as possible.

A leaf gutter guard eliminates the need for risky cleaning practices while increasing property value with its distinct, protective benefits.

What are the best leaf guards out there?

Of all leaf gutter guards on the market, the K-Guard Gutter Guard System is one of the world’s most effective, with a high level of customer satisfaction and reputation for excellence.

K-Guard gutter guard’s patented technology keeps leaves out of gutters and protects against even the most severe weather conditions, including ice, wind and heavy rain.

A completely engineered, fully integrated, leaf-free gutter system, K-Guard gutter guards offer strength, durability, capacity, and attractiveness that no other system can match, working hard to keep your gutters clog-free, even in deep leaf conditions.

The K-Guard system is not just a leaf guard — it is a complete solution that replaces your gutters entirely, with each part engineered to work as a whole.  Patented, high-strength hangers fully support the hood that protects your gutters from windswept debris and keeps them from sagging, or ever losing form. Built from heavy-duty aluminum, the K-Guard gutter system has a practically unlimited lifespan, with coatings on the gutter and hood that last for over 20 years.

The system also has greater capacity at a full inch wider than most gutters (five inches), allowing your gutters to drain far more water than other, smaller systems.  Larger 3×4-inch downspouts easily flush out any small pieces of debris that may enter the system accidentally, so you never have to worry about regular cleaning maintenance once they are installed.

In comparison to other leaf guard gutter systems, you’ll find that the smooth, curved appearance of K-Guard gutters are much more pleasing visually and complement your home rather than detract from its beauty.

Do I need to install them myself?

You can do it if you’re a DIY whiz! However, it’s best to leave it to the professionals for added peace of mind.  Generally speaking, most reputable gutter guard companies will install these for you, as the price is usually included with the gutter guards themselves.

With a K-Guard gutter system, contractors usually insist on installing your gutter guards for you as they are custom-fit and require specialized equipment.  Having installed over 35 million feet of gutter systems over 20 years with outstanding customer satisfaction, you can trust K-Guard will do right by your home and adapt to any type of roof, from slate to metal to traditional shingle roofing.

How do I maintain my home’s leaf guards?

If you get regular leaf guards for your gutters, you will need to keep an eye on them seasonally to make sure they are clog-free and in good working order.  However, if you decide to go with a complete gutter guard system like K-Guard, you won’t need to check them at all. K-Guard Gutter Guards are designed and patented to never need any cleaning inside the gutter. Once installed, that’s it — a lifetime warranty and peace of mind!

Leaf guard assurance

Taking care of your property’s gutter system is one of the first steps to preserving your home’s quality and value.  Blockages caused by leaves and debris may seem benign at the start, but if not addressed, could cause rotting, leakages and extensive damage to your home’s foundation and roof.  Don’t risk your home’s future, your hard-earned money, and safety — get your K-Guard leaf gutter guard system installed today!

Seamless Gutter Guard Systems Make All The Difference

By | Gutter Maintenance

Knowing the difference between regular and seamless gutter guard systems isn’t a usual requirement for owning a home, but can make all the difference in keeping your property as low maintenance as possible.  If you want to spend less time cleaning and maintaining gutters and more time enjoying your living space, getting a seamless gutter guard system installed on your home is a step in the right direction.

Why not ‘seamed’ gutter guard systems?

Regular, or seamed gutter guard systems, are the most commonly installed gutter systems because they are inexpensive and can even be installed in a DIY fashion. Often called sectional gutters, seamed gutters are formed around the home using smaller sections of gutters joined together at their seams. While a cost-friendly solution, problems can and do occur as debris collects and gets stuck in the seams, causing clogs and water leakage. If not regularly cleaned and maintained, a seamed gutter guard system stops providing any benefit at all leading to damage of your home’s foundation, roof or even siding.

Seamless gutter systems, on the other hand, are slightly more expensive, but provide an unparalleled level of protection and benefits that far outweigh the cheaper options available.  Made onsite using a specialized gutter machine, seamless gutter systems are made to measure, with minimal seaming. Long runs of gutter are fitted to your home and only joint at the corners of the exterior, minimizing chances of leakage and requiring much less maintenance than traditional systems, if any.

How does a seamless gutter guard system benefit my home?

With less room for debris to accumulate and other ‘small inhabitants’ to nest, seamless gutter guard systems hardly need any attention at all.  This is because they have fewer joints and points of entry for anything other than water to get in. As a result, you don’t have to worry about seasonally clearing out your gutters, risking your safety or spending extra money for maintenance.  They can also provide:

A custom-fit for your home: Because seamless gutter guard systems have to be created on site, you can be sure they’ll be a perfect fit for your unique property.  When adjusted to your home’s specific measurements, gutters can do what they’re meant to do at optimal function and performance.

Fewer leaks:  Over time, joints can start to widen from each other forming holes where water can start to leak. Seamless gutter guard systems have fewer joints than seamed models and therefore, are less likely to have leakage problems.

Less clogging: Where there are more seams, there are more chances of snag and buildup of various debris, such as leaves, twigs and other airborne materials.  These can cause clogs that can sometimes create large blockages that prevent the system from flushing out water, leading to leaks and property damage.  As seamless gutter guard systems simply have fewer seams, these issues are few and far between.

Less need for upkeep: Knowing that you don’t have to regularly check your gutters and that your home is adequately protected, you can sit back and relax, or focus on the more pleasing aspects of maintaining your home, like gardening your outdoor space or sprucing up a tired kitchen.

Why should I choose a K-Guard seamless gutter guard system?

With hundreds of seamless gutter guards on the market, it can be difficult to differentiate which ones are better than others.  Some may offer only the most basic seamless gutters without hoods, or only specific colors and materials.

Unlike other competitors, K-Guard seamless gutter guard systems give your home the full package as they are designed and engineered as a single, complete system, rather than as an attachment to existing gutters.   Each is custom-formed to provide optimal performance, unbeatable quality, and come in a variety of colors to best match your home.

In addition to providing all the above-mentioned benefits of a seamless gutter guard system, K-Guard also offers:

  •      A lifetime no-clog warranty
  •      A smooth design with various color options
  •      Angled hangers for added leverage and strength
  •      A full-sized five-inch rain gutter that can hold 70 gallons per foot
  •      A patented design that fully supports front and rear gutter drainage
  •      A 3-1/4-inch wide gutter bottom to accommodate the 3×4-inch downspout
  •      A convenient, removable hood that is textured to offer an extra line of protection against markings from hail
  •      A robust, high-strength, all-weather design kept secure by 0.027 to 0.032-inch thick coated aluminum (3105-H16 to H-24) or 16 and 20-ounce copper that’s formed on site

Professionally installed by a K-Guard contractor, you can rest assured that your seamless gutter guard system will stand the test of time, and keep the chances of having to call out for repairs slim.  Enjoying an unprecedented reputation for quality and excellence in home drainage systems since 1998, K-Guard has been field tested with over 35 million feet gutter guard systems installed across 37 states, so you can trust that your property is in good hands.

Seamless gutter guard systems needn’t be something you think about more than once in your lifetime of owning a home, but installing the right one can make the difference between wasting time and money, or focusing on the more pleasurable aspects of home maintenance.  We all know which is the more favorable option!