Why Gutters With Leaf Guard Protection Are A Property Essential 

By | Gutter Maintenance

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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.

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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

gutter guard Screen-shot-2019-06-18-at-2.00.19-PM-300x228 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.

gutter guard Screen-shot-2019-06-18-at-2.00.11-PM-300x199 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!

The K-Guard Gutter System Is The Best Your Home Can Get

By | Gutter Maintenance

gutter guard shutterstock_284533004-1024x683 Is your gutter system doing its job as it’s supposed to?  Technology has come a long way from traditional open-topped gutters, but many are still dealing with their legacy — clogged gutters, water-stained facades, rotting fascia boards and more seriously, damage to property foundations and roofs.  Add to the equation risky, seasonal ladder-climbing for maintenance, and open-topped gutters are no longer the best solution for protecting your home.

Savvy property owners know that inefficient gutter systems are hostile opponents to a home’s value and seek to have them updated as soon as they realize they’re not performing as optimally as they should.  A good leaf gutter system channels rainwater and debris away from properties, protecting the foundation and surrounding areas from extensive damage while eliminating the need for regular upkeep.

The best gutter system

There are many good gutter systems on the market, but none quite match up to K-Guard’s Gutter Guards.  With over 35 million feet of gutter guard systems installed across 37 states since 1998, K-Guard has an unprecedented reputation for quality and offers a lifetime no-clog warranty.


Unlike competitor gutter systems, K-Guard provides a whole host of benefits to your home resulting from over two decades of fieldwork and ground-breaking patents, including ultra-strength hangers and wider-fitting gutters.

Designed as a complete system comprising of a gutter, hood, and downspouts, K-Guard is the ultimate, robust solution for gutters that stand the test of time and extreme weather.

How does K-Guard compare to other systems?

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To illustrate the value K-Guard gutter guards provide against other competitors, here are a few key differences:

  • Larger than others:  K-Guard 5-inch gutters are a full inch larger than traditional gutters, giving your home greater capacity for water drainage while flushing out minor debris quickly and easily.
  • The whole package: K-Guard gutter systems replace your gutters as a whole.  While some competitors are designed to fit onto existing gutters, K-Guard’s entire gutter and hood solution are engineered to work together for optimum performance and durability.
  • No liability: Worried about roof liability?  Unlike most gutter systems, K-Guard attaches to fascia boards and rafter tails instead of roof shingles, so you can rest assured your roof warranty won’t be affected if other unrelated issues arise.
  • Two drainage channels:  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 need to clean: Regular, open-topped gutters are a hassle as they require seasonal maintenance, which often involves dangerous ladder climbing.  K-Guard Gutter Guards are designed and patented to never need any cleaning inside the gutter. Once installed, you don’t have to worry about any upkeep at all.
  • Custom fit:  Competitor products are usually designed to go on existing gutters, whereas K-Guard gutter systems are engineered to fit properly on your home without obstructing the roof or roof line.  They are also available in a variety of colors to compliment the appearance of your home, and feature a smooth curved design, in contrast to the sharp corners and vertical faces of competitor systems.
  • Unlimited lifespan: K-Guard System’s gutter and hood is made of non-corrodible, heavy-duty aluminum that stands the test of time and adverse weather conditions, unlike other gutter systems that need intermittent maintenance or repairs. K-Guard’s innovative, patented, high-strength hanger design ensures that your gutter system never sags or droops, no matter the external conditions.
  • Free installation: K-Guard doesn’t expect you to know the ins and outs of gutter installations.  Included in the price of a K-Guard gutter system, contractors will come to your property with specialized equipment and install for you.  With over 35 million feet of gutter systems installed since 1998, your home is in good hands with K-Guard.

Lifetime protection for your home

In the current economy where almost nothing is built to last, the K-Guard gutter guard system comes as a complete contrast.  Built with longevity and durability in mind, you may never need to replace or maintain your gutters once they’ve been installed — because let’s face it, nobody wants to think about gutters more than once in their lives.

K-Guard gutter systems need only one day to be professionally installed on your property.  That’s one price, one day and one solution for an entire lifetime of protection. Not many competitors can boast the same or have quite the same level of engineering expertise and experience.  You can also choose from a variety of colors that will blend in best with your home, giving you gutters that are complementary as well as functional.

Ultimately, the choice you make for your gutters is a choice you make for your home’s future, and for your pocket.  There are cheaper options out there, but how long before the price of regular cleaning and inconvenient repairs catch up with a one-off investment that’ll see your home protected for life?  For many, the choice is obvious. Save yourself time, money and headaches, and install your K-Guard gutter guard system today for lasting peace of mind.

April Showers and Your Gutters

By | Gutter, Gutter Maintenance, Homeowners

Spring has sprung and the rain has come. With this rain, your gutters are going to be doing plenty of work directing the rain into good locations that don’t cause erosion to your foundation. However, since Winter stripped all the tree of their leaves your gutters might be clogged up with a bunch of leaflets and potentially other gunk. If the water can’t properly flow then the gutters will overflow and start to cause damage in the future. This is a major issue that a lot of people are unaware of so what can you do to prepare?gutter guard DSC07352-1-1024x768

What’s The Big Deal?

“It’s just water!” Water created the grand canyon and it’ll definitely erode parts of your foundation if you leave it free to roam. It can even damage your roof if the gutters are overflowing and damage your driveway. If you are one of the few who proactively get on a ladder and clean out their gutters then you’re putting yourself at risk more often then you need to. The big deal is the safety of yourself, your home and your wallet.

Here are some of the top problems people report when it comes to their gutters are:

Leaks. These can spring up randomly due to loose screws or separation from the home. This can cause major damage later on to your foundation if you don’t solve it now.

Gutter Joint Separation. These are typically caused by the weight of a clog inside a drain. Typically glue and chalk aren’t strong enough to hold the joint together so dealing with the clogs source is the best solution.

Improper Slope. If your gutters aren’t pointed towards a good drainage area then this can cause erosion to the landscape of the home.

Ice Dams. These are particularly popular if you have clogged drains. The water tends to sit there and if the weather permits, it will freeze and cause a lot of problems later on when the snow on your house is melting but not draining where you want it to go. Snow can do major damages!

Gutter Gardens. If gutters are filled with debris, seeds, and bird droppings, this combination can turn into plants growing in the gutter system. If your home has access to sunlight with plenty of rain, you’ll have your very own gutter garden with zero effort on your part.

As you can see a lot of the issues are due to clogged gutters, so what’s the solution? Gutter guards work wonders in protecting your gutters from most of these issues.

What Are Gutter Guards?

They, well, guard your gutters and protect them from becoming clogged or damaged. They work by fitting on top of your existing gutters and only letting in water. However, the K-Guard gutter system completely replaces your existing gutters with much more durable gutters that have a greater water compacity.

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K-Guard can keep you, your home, and your wallet safe but protecting your gutters from clogging and damage. They are built around strength, durability, capacity, while also maintaining an attractive looking home. They are designed to withstand the toughest weather conditions, will last 20+ years, can drain more than any other gutter, and keep a slick look while doing all of this.

How Can You Get Them?

They are sold through a dealer system so all you have to do is go to this site and type in your area code and contact your closest dealer. These dealers are certified experts and can answer any questions you have about K-Guard and gutters. They know what can happen to homes that don’t have high functioning gutters.

How Do I Install Them?

If you choose to have K-Guard handle your gutters then they will do all the work when it comes to installing. They are professionals and they know what precautions to take and where to start. It’s better to make sure experts install your gutters so that there are no unnecessary leaks that will cause headaches later on.

If you are tired of dealing with your gutters and want to set yourself up to win for the future then check out K-Guard and see if they can put your mind at ease. They last for 20+ years and give you a quality of service equal to that of the product. Don’t let your gutters get one more leaf in them!

The Importance of Keeping Gutters Clean and How K-Guard Can Help

By | Gutter Maintenance

It is awfully easy to forget about your home’s gutters. After all, these pathways are out of sight so they tend to be out of mind until something goes wrong. If you neglect your gutters long enough they will eventually clog, creating the potential for leaks and other problems that can exhaust your time, patience and money. gutter guard kguard-blog-shutterstock_3_11_19-1024x683

Why Clean Gutters are So Important

Maintaining clean gutters is important throughout the year because when the unexpected storm arrives you can bask in the comfort of knowing your home is protected and will not require expensive repairs. Strong winds can blow leaves, tree limbs, litter, and other debris onto the roof, clogging the gutters. Furthermore, snow and ice can accumulate in gutters to the point that water cannot pass through to the downspout and reach the ground. Such a clog will cause the water to pool, putting the gutter’s integrity at risk and jeopardizing the well-being of your home structures and landscaping below.  

A broken gutter or an otherwise-compromised roof stemming from gutter neglect can consume your money and time. A clogged gutter may cause water to pool, become that much heavier and create a mess along the perimeter of your roof. Also, an ill-equipped gutter system requires the attention of a repair specialist. This specialist’s time will cost you money, even if the repair project is minor. Furthermore, new gutters cost money. You have better things to do with your time than get quotes for gutter inspections and repairs. It is possible to avoid this scenario by being proactive and adding the K-Guard system to your home.

Prevent Ice Dam Nightmares

If you have not had an ice dam form in your gutters, you have had good fortune.  It is only a matter of time until unprotected gutters end up with an ice dam. If anything clogs the gutters, be it twigs, leaves or another form of interference, water will become trapped within the gutters.  In the winter months, this water can freeze, creating an ice dam. The gutters might even begin to sag as the trapped ice and debris continues to accumulate and increase in weight. The worst case scenario is a gutter falling on a person or vehicle.  

Opt for K-Guard and you won’t have to worry about ice dams.  K-Guard stops clogs from forming to start with, ensuring ice does not have a chance to collect and threaten the integrity of your gutters and roof.  This way, you won’t have to reach out to the ice dam specialists to perform an emergency clearing. Take a moment to consider all of the money, time and frustration you will save by preventing the formation of ice dams in the first place.   

K-Guard to the Rescue

The K-Guard system is designed to prevent leaves from finding their way into your home’s gutters.  This is the protection your home needs to retain its structural integrity and curb appeal. Here’s how the system works: K-Guard is made of four primary components: the K-Guard hangers, the gutter, the hood, and downspouts. Water moves right along the hood’s curve, traveling to the gutter. Leaves and other debris are blocked off from entering. The gutters are a spacious 5-inches, ensuring they can handle more rainwater and other sources of moisture than other supposed leaf-prevention gutter guard solutions.

Let K-Guard Do the Work for You

The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is also appealing because it is a safe means of gutter and home protection.  There is no reason for you to risk injury attempting to clean out gutters. The K-Guard system prevents leaves from building up in the gutters in the first place so no one has to climb on a ladder in an attempt to clean out these cramped pathways.  

Put your faith in K-Guard and you won’t be disappointed.  K-Guard is comprised of heavy-duty aluminum that will not corrode even with ongoing inclement weather.  The system is centered on the unique K-Guard hangers. These high-strength hangers are built with all-weather polymers positioned every two feet within the gutter.  These polymers support the hood, ensuring the gutter retains its form and functionality so water does not compromise your living or working space.

K-Guard downspouts are intentionally over-sized at three inches by four inches to allow water to flush out along with any other rubble that infiltrated the system.  The end result of the K-guard system is a robust line of defense against leaves, debris and other threats to your home’s structure, siding and the roof. Even if you add the K-Guard system, you shouldgutter guard kguard-blog-shutterstock2_3_11-19-1024x683 still clear out your gutters at the start of the fall and winter.  Don’t forget to give your home’s gutters a thorough clean after the winter ends just to make sure any debris that accumulated doesn’t pose a threat as we transition to the spring.