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can be a dangerous exercise and scaling ladders on a seasonal basis is not only unsafe but also an inefficient and outdated means of taking care of your property.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.

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?

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.

What Can K-Guard Do?

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!

Tips for Selling K-Guard Gutters to New Homeowners

By | General, Gutter, Tips

K-Guard gutters have finally solved an age-old problem: how do you keep leaves out of gutters? Cleaning out the gutters used to be an annual tradition (if not more frequently) for many homeowners. Now, however, homeowners can use patented K-Guard gutters that will prevent most leaves from getting in the gutter in the first place.

Our gutters are equipped with a hood system that will prevent most leaves from entering the gutter. This prevents jams and reduces the need to clean the gutters. K-Guard gutters are made of very high-quality aluminum and are designed to last for ages. In terms of quality and value, it’s hard to beat K-Guard.

Of course, some customers are going to have some questions and concerns. Let’s review some tips for selling gutters to potential customers.

Why Are K-Guard Gutters Better Than Traditional Gutters?

The first question a new homeowner will likely ask you is why they should bother with K-Guard gutters. Traditional gutters have been around for years, aren’t they good enough? The answer, quite simply, is no.

Once a traditional gutter is clogged with leaves, it may not be able to effectively drain water. Over time, poor drainage could result in damage to a homeowner’s property. Further, the leaves in the gutter will eventually rot, which can produce an awful stench.

Homeowners will either have to get the ladder out and clean the gutters themselves or hire someone to do it. Hiring someone can get quite expensive. Meanwhile, when homeowners clean gutters themselves, they are going to spend a lot of time carrying out an unpleasant task. Worse yet, there’s always the risk of a slip or fall.

Do K-Guard Gutters Actually Keep Leaves Out?

Yes. Our patented K-Guard gutters actually keep leaves out. Clogging and other issues rarely occur. K-Guard gutters use a specially designed system consisting of a hood, gutter, downspouts and the patented K-Guard hangers.

New homeowners don’t have to take our word for it. Hundreds of happy customers can testify that our K-Guard gutters work year in and year out. We recommend showing skeptical customers our product reviews. Often, other happy customers make the best salespeople.

Are K-Guard Gutters Only For New Homes?

No. While we recommend installing K-Guard gutters from the get-go, existing homes can be refitted with our system. K-Guard has helped both new and existing homeowners.

What If Customers Are Worried About Longevity?

Eventually, all gutters have to be replaced. However, homeowners can rest assured that K-Guard gutters will last a long time. First, we use a heavy-duty aluminum that will resist corrosion. Lesser gutter manufacturers use lesser aluminum that won’t hold up to the elements.

Second, our patented K-Guard Hangers are made out of durable, long-lasting all-weather polymers that can resist just about anything nature throws at them. These hangers can also support the weight of the entire system, ensuring that it retains its shape.

New homeowners will be adding value to their home by using high-quality, long-lasting K-Guard gutters. They’ll be able to rest easy, knowing that they likely won’t have to replace their gutters in the near future.

What if Customers Are Worried About the Aesthetics?

Many new homeowners rightly obsess over aesthetics. K-Guard gutters look a bit different from traditional gutters. If anything, however, they look better. For one, there won’t be rotting leaves hanging out of K-Guard gutters. Further, homeowners can select a wide range of colors. Also, K-Guard gutters can be fitted to just about any roof line.

What If Customers Want to Go With the Cheapest Option?

K-Guard gutters are a bit more expensive than the lowest cost gutters. However, the high-quality aluminum and patented K-Guard Hangers mean our gutters will last for years. Customers who buy cheap gutters may quickly find themselves having to uninstall and reinstall new gutters.

Then there are the cleaning costs. Unless the homeowner cleans their gutters themselves, they’re going to have to pay someone to do it. Cleaning gutters is no one’s idea of a dream job, so homeowners may have to pay quite a bit.

What If My Customers Want to Install Hood Systems on Their Existing Gutters?

Does your customer already have gutters installed? Some homeowners try to take a short-cut: they install hoods on existing gutter systems. Unfortunately, this often turns out poorly. Our 5-inch gutter system offers better drainage than the 3 and 4-inch gutters many people have. Further, the hoods rarely fit properly, leading to sub-optimal performance.

Not only that, but the hoods are often a different color than the gutters. This can lead to poor aesthetics. Ultimately, these ramshackle systems look clunky and out of place, something you’d never say about K-Guard gutters.

Do You Have Any Materials I Can Provide to Customers?

Yes! You can refer customers to Kguard.com where they can learn more about our patented system. Customers can also watch an explainer video that will outline our gutter system works. Further, we can sell you brochures and door hangers at cost. Just get in touch!

Why Should You Consider Becoming a K-Guard Dealer in 2019?

By | Gutter

K-Guard gutters are the best and most innovative product out there when it comes to gutter technology. If you are looking to become part of the team for a strong and reputable brand, you should consider becoming a K-Guard dealer. Here are some things you should consider:

The Product Speaks for Itself

Gutter systems are essential for the structural integrity of your home. The problem is though, traditional gutter systems get clogged when not properly maintained, which can lead to a wide variety of issues with your foundation. With our system, gutter maintenance is a thing of the past. The simple, patented K-Guard design keeps dirt, debris, and leaves out of your gutters so that they can function properly. This will save your customers hours upon hours or time shuffling around the roof to clean out their gutters.

Become an Entrepreneur

K-Guard gives you the ability to take our product and run with it. You can sell in any way you see fit and be in charge of your own business. The freedom of running a company your way mixed with the tried and true K-Guard product is the perfect combination for success in business and sales. Becoming a K-Guard vendor will open a lot of doors to you in the business world. What are you waiting for?

Wide Array of Potential Customers

At the end of the day, every home needs a gutter system. Regardless of location or the type of house you have, a gutter system is an absolute necessity when it comes to keeping your home safe and functioning properly. Because of this, there is a wide range of potential customers. Virtually anybody who does not already have the K-Guard gutter system has a use for it. This gives you unlimited potential customers and lots of opportunities to successfully sell.

The Benefits of K-Guard

One great aspect of working as a K-Guard vendor is that the products can basically sell themselves. There are many potential marketing points with this product. First and foremost, they will protect your home and property. K-Guard gutters will save you lots of time, effort, manpower, and frustration in the long run. You can cut back on the hours and hours that you’ve previously spent carefully cleaning each inch of your gutters. K-Guard systems are also trendy and sleek looking and will up the curb appeal and value of your property. Because of all of these benefits, K-Guard is easy to market and sell. You will feel great about providing people with a product that they actually need and can benefit from.

Marketing Assistance

Marketing can make or break a company. When it comes to marketing, we are here to help you. We believe in investing in the promotion of our products through a wide variety of marketing channels. We help to create and implement campaigns and advertising strategies. Our assistance will help cut down your expenses as a dealer. Our websites, social media channels, and other marketing materials are all resources that are available to you. We can also help you customize some of our existing marketing materials to better match your store and brand.

To better help you market and stand out, we will promise not to partner up with any other company in your area. This will help bolster your sales numbers and guarantee that you are the only K-Guard vendor in your area. We do this to help you become as successful as possible. We are committed to doing all that we can to make sure you succeed as a K-Guard vendor.

Join Our Network

Because we have such a wide array of K-Guard dealers and vendors, joining our team is an excellent marketing opportunity. You will meet many other professionals in the home restoration industry. This is a great chance to network and learn more about the industry. We pride ourselves on having a strong community of vendors. We will also be in touch with you regularly with K-Guard updates and tips for better selling techniques.

If you are ready to take the plunge and become a K-Guard vendor, give us a call today. With our brand, you will be marketing a product that truly helps your customers and has a lot of potential for growth and sales. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us today.

Do I Need Gutters if I Live in a Dry Climate?

By | Gutter

If you live in a dry climate, it can be hard to understand why gutters are an important part of your home. After all, no rainfall no problem right? Wrong! Gutters do a lot to protect your property. Whether you get one or one hundred inches of rainfall per year, it is important to have a functioning gutter system.

Flood Prevention

When it rains, the soil around your home becomes saturated with water. A good gutter system directs this rainfall away from your home, but without one, the saturated soil can leak into your home and flood your basement. While one flood may not seem like too much of a nuisance, this can become a serious problem over time. With more and more flooding, the walls of your basement can begin to crack and push inward.

In addition to flooding, this moisture can also leak into your foundation and cause mold to grow. Mold growth in a home can cause problems for the structure for the house and is a health hazard for its residents.

Erosion Prevention

Gutters do more than just protect your house, they also prevent erosion in your yard. Without gutters, rainfall can cause the soil in your yard to be washed away every time it rains. Again, while your yard will not totally erode from one rainstorm, over time this can lead to significant amounts of soil loss and damage to your area.

Erosion is more than just a cosmetic issue. It can also lead to problems with your foundation. Uneven flooring, cracks in the chimneys and walls can all appear as a result of erosion.

Damage to Your Garden

Along with erosion, your plants and gardening will suffer if you do not install gutters. Flowers and plants surrounding the perimeter of the house is a staple of landscaping decoration. Gutters help to mitigate how much rain these plants get, especially in heavy rainfall.

Without a gutter system, these plants can drown or be washed away. Pools of water will also collect around your plants and fail to dry due to the soil saturation that happens during a rainstorm. This can lead to your plants getting too much water and even mold growth.

If you have a green thumb or a beautiful front yard, protect it by installing a quality gutter system.

Siding Damage

Rainwater isn’t pure, drinking water. It is often contaminated with things like dirt, leaves, and collects specks of asphalt as it trickles down your home. When this rainwater flows directly onto your house and is not intercepted by a gutter system, it can make your home look old and run down.

Aside from taking away from your structures aesthetic appeal, it can also begin to rot the siding of your home. This is particularly true if you live in a wooden house. Rotting siding is unsightly as well as dangerous. Pests and rodents make homes in the rot which can lead to infestations in your home.

Curb Appeal

Overall, there are many reasons as to why a gutter system is a crucial part of your home. Beyond the technical problems that rainfall can cause, gutters also help to protect and preserve your curb appeal. They keep your yard intact, stop the possibility of erosion, and keep your siding looking fresh and clean.

Curb appeal is the way your home looks from a street view. While this may sound tedious, curb appeal comes in handy when you are trying to sell your home. A potential buyer does not want to see moldy siding and a yard that is half worn away. A gutter system will help protect your curb appeal and keep your home and yard looking beautiful and well kept for years to come.

Gutter Maintenance

Because of the nature of gutters, it is important to keep them clean and free from any blockage. A build-up of leaves, sticks, and other debris can render your gutter system essentially as good as useless. It is important to clean out your gutters regularly.

If you are sick of gutter maintenance, consider switching to a K-Guard Leaf-Free gutter system. Our patented technology virtually eliminates the need for you to clean your gutters, saving you unnecessary time and energy.

Whether you live in an area with lots of rainfall, or a place where it rains only a few times a year, it is incredibly important to invest in a quality gutter system. This system will help to protect your home, structure, and foundation from costly damages in the long run. If you do not have gutters or simply want to upgrade to our K-Guard Leaf-Free gutter system, give us a call today.

Why Are Gutters an Important Part of Your Home?

By | Gutter

To properly maintain your home, a good gutter system is an absolute must. Gutters work by redirecting water away from your property and are essential to the safety of your home’s foundation.

Why Does Your Home Need Gutters?

Regardless of location, every home should be equipped with gutters. Gutters collect runoff rain from the roof and guide it away from the foundation. If you do not have gutters, or if they get clogged, water can start to overflow around your property. This overflow tends to pool, causing flooding and other issues. If you do not have a gutter system, this pooling can happen any time it rains.

Gutters have other benefits as well. They help to stabilize the soil around a home, preventing issues with the building as well as preserving a home’s landscaping and erosion. With properly installed gutters, you can avoid siding damage along with stained brick and stonework. Their presence can also lessen sidewalk settling and cracking while protecting exterior doors.

Taking Care of Your Home’s Gutters

A big inconvenience for many people is the time it takes to maintain a gutter system. To make sure that they’re working properly, you must be vigilant about cleaning your gutters and checking for breaks or cracks. Many people don’t give them proper maintenance as frequently as they require. If you wait to clean your gutters until they’re filled with leaves and other debris, you will likely face bad repercussions.

When gutters become clogged, they dam up, causing spillage and overflow. If the clog is severe enough, they can start to leak. The still water sitting in a clogged gutter can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests that you do not want around your property.

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?

How often you should change your gutters depends on your style of home and the climate around you. There are a lot of things to consider; are there trees nearby? How often does it rain in your area? A general rule is that homes with trees that come within about 10 feet of the roofline should have their gutters cleaned out at least twice a year. If your area is especially tree heavy, then your gutters may need to be cleaned out several times just during the fall season alone.

When it comes to home style, you’ll need to assess the slope of your roof. If your home features a roof with a low slope, then you should plan to clean your gutters more often.

A common gutter myth is that homes without trees don’t require gutter cleaning. This is not true because wind, rain, and snow can still fill a gutter with debris. People who have homes with asphalt shingles will need to clean their gutters more frequently because this type of roof covering loses granules, which can fall into the gutter system.

K-Guard Gutters

Gutter clogging can be detrimental to your home, and cleaning your gutter system can be a dangerous and time-consuming chore. Luckily, K-Guard has completely eliminated these problems. With our unique covered gutter technology, clogs will be a thing of the past.

Our patented system is built around high-strength hangers that support your gutters as well as gutter guards that keep debris out, eliminating clogging and the need for cleaning. They are durable and can last for over twenty years. They are built to withstand any rain and weather conditions. K-Guard gutters are wide, giving them the ability to drain away more rainwater than any other system.

K-Guard gutters not only function great, they look great as well. They are available in a wide variety of colors, and their smooth, curved appearance will add a sleek and clean look to your home.

Overall, K-Guard gutters are a great investment for your home, your time, and your wallet. Whether you pay for gutter cleaning or clean them on your own, K-Guard gutters are the best option for you. You can also rest assured knowing you have the best gutter system on the market and that your foundation and home are protected.

Contact us to learn more about our K-Guard technology today!

 

Six Useful Tips For Marketing K-Guard Gutters to Customers

By | Gutter

As a K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System dealer, you probably already appreciate the lucrative market potential of this patented system. K-Guard gutters are simple, yet incredibly useful for homeowners and offer a clog-free solution to help save time and money.

As you market this brand and expand to new potential customers, keep these six useful tips in mind. These points can help your customer make an informed decision and will allow them to evaluate the pros and cons of investing in a K-Guard gutter system.

One: K-Guard Is A Must-Have For Your Home

K-Guard developed its renowned hooded gutter and downspout system to help solve a common problem amongst homeowners. Every home requires a method to direct rooftop water runoff away from residential foundations and exteriors, but traditional gutter systems come with a long list of problems. They can be hard to clean, they can clog easily, and they can cause water damage to your home. Climbing up to your roof to clean mud, leaves, and debris can be annoying, dangerous and time-consuming.

Hiring a gutter cleaner can be expensive. Failing to clean your gutters, however, can have dangerous consequences for your home.

Many property owners prefer to hire gutter cleaning services, yet this process holds drawbacks, too. It involves entrusting the care of these important home systems and spending unnecessary money. Make sure your customers understand that the K-Guard gutter system offers a solution to all of these issues. With our K-Guard technology, cleaning your gutters will become a thing of the past.

Two: We Worked to Develop a Patented Gutter System

It is important to let your customers know they cannot obtain our patented hooded gutter and downspout system from any source other than a licensed distributor. Our firm invested time and money working to develop a unique, proven solution to the problem of cleaning soiled gutters conveniently. The tough, heavy-duty hangers which make this system possible allow the product’s distinctive hood, gutter, and downspouts to remain securely attached to roofs.

We select product distributors carefully. As one of these agents, you’ve become a “go-to” source for an outstanding and popular brand. Your customers won’t find a comparable gutter system anywhere else. Let them know you carry this product. 

Three: With K-Guard Gutters, Customers Just Keep Saving

You’ll want to ensure your customers also appreciate their true cost savings when they select these gutters. Assist your customer in drawing up a quick comparison chart. Divide a blank sheet of paper into two columns. Place the title “K-Guard” above one column and “non-K-Guard” over the other.

Ask your customers to list the hours they expend cleaning gutters every year multiplied by the labor costs. If they use a gutter-cleaning service, ask them to note the annual fee for this service. Make sure you factor in the cost of supplies (and liability insurance in the event of accidents). Also, include the long-term costs of not cleaning gutters and downspouts properly. The numbers speak for themselves; your customers will benefit long term by choosing our unique gutter system.

Four: Our Gutters Can Be Customized to Your Home

Another important point to mention to prospective customers relates to the excellent selection of available gutter and downspout colors. Today, gutters represent more than functional home features; they help promote better “curb appeal” by helping to beautify the appearance of real estate. These gutters will fit virtually any residential color scheme.

It may also be helpful to show some examples of popular colors of these covered gutters. Constructed from sturdy aluminum, these products retain distinct shades of white, brown, green, and any other color you could want. Show your customers all of the various options that they can choose from.

Five: We Offer One-Day Installation

Another key point to mention is the ease of installing these long-lasting and stylish gutter and downspout systems. These systems can be installed in just one day, saving you the hassle of waiting around multiple days for an installation professional.

In this connection, you may discover customers who select both our gutter products and other home improvements from you (including roofs and exterior siding). This gutter and downspout system will complement these other items very well. You may discover by mentioning our superb system to customers visiting your outlet to purchase other home improvements that you boost your gutter sales revenues. Ask your sales force to make a habit of offering this convenient system to every roofing and siding customer!

Six: We Stand Behind This Innovative Product

Finally, your customers deserve to know that both the manufacturer and the distributor stand firmly behind these innovative products. Your customers can count on our ongoing support and assistance. We feel confident you’ll supply excellent service for them at the local level, too.

By committing ourselves to market high quality, superbly manufactured products, we build strong customer relationships. Your customers will value your confidence in these finely crafted sturdy gutter systems.

The Best Gutters Around

By working diligently to market our outstanding hooded gutter system, you can expand your client base and generate sales revenue. You’ll also help develop excellent customer relations.

Here at K-Guard, we are very proud of our product and believe that it can greatly benefit all of our customers, saving them time, money, and frustration. Share this information with your customers to help them choose the best gutter system on the market today!

 

Tips for Enhancing Your Curb Appeal This Summer

By | Gutter, Homeowners, Related, Tips

Summer is a great time for upgrading the exterior of your home and increasing your home’s overall “curb appeal”-aka how attractive your property appears to an on-looker. While curb appeal is particularly important for people looking to sell their homes, it can also be important for homeowners looking to hold on to them as well. The more attractive your home is, the higher the overall appeal and value of the neighborhood, which will certainly endear to your neighbors who are looking to put their homes on the market.

In addition, keeping your home in good condition will also be a useful asset if the time ever comes that you want to sell your home, particularly if you experience a major life change of some kind that requires you to sell your home quickly. You never know, increasing the curb appeal of your home might also gain you an offer you can’t refuse that you weren’t even looking for! Here are 7 great upgrades you can do this summer to increase both the appeal and the value of your home.

Touch up your paint and siding

Warm weather provides a great opportunity to pressure wash off all of the accumulated grime and muck that builds up on the exterior of your home over the winter. Repainting trim can also give your home a remarkably fresh look without a huge price tag or a great deal of labor. For wood exteriors, remember that paint does more than just decorate your home, it also protects it. Scrape off any areas of chipped or peeling paint and then touch up any exposed surfaces. You can also significantly increase the exterior appeal of your home by painting your front door a bright new color. This is also a great time to give your siding a good inspection to see how well it is holding up and if you might need to start thinking about getting it replaced soon.

Clean, replace or upgrade gutters

Giving your gutters a good cleaning every spring is a must, but you should also consider upgrading and replacing your gutters as well. Gutters not only add to or detract from the appeal of your home, but they also protect it as well. Gutters are meant to carry water off your roof and away from your home to protect from flood damage. Quality gutters are a smooth, seamless, almost invisible extension of your home. When they are designed and installed well, you won’t even notice they are there. Improperly installed or cheap gutters, however, can be unsightly and can even fail when you need them most. When you upgrade to high-quality gutters like K-guard gutters, not only will you increase the overall aesthetics of your home, but you can see a decrease in maintenance costs as well.

Upgrade accessories

House numbers, door hardware, mailboxes, light fixtures and other small details are all simple items that greatly add to or detract from the overall appeal of your home. They are small, inexpensive upgrades that can provide a massive return. You can line walkways with new solar lighting that not only increases the appeal of your home but also makes it safer. While you are upgrading door hardware, you might consider investing in a new security system. Not only will this increase the security of your home, but it can also make it more attractive to buyers if you decide to sell.

Deck out your porch or patio

Whether or not you use your front porch, stoop, entryway or patio for entertaining, enjoying your morning coffee or just hanging out on a weekend, making the entry to your home an inviting space is a great way to enhance curb appeal. Whether it be porch swings, rocking chairs or cafe tables, there are a wide range of accessories you can outfit your front porch with to create a comfortable, cozy space. Plants or flower boxes can also add appeal to even the tiniest of spaces. For those that don’t want to tend to flowers or plants, wreaths, plaques, welcome mats and welcome signs can all make your home a place where guests and family alike will feel truly welcome.

Add outdoor art

Bird Baths, fountains, decorative boulders, statues, metal cutouts or sculptures are all ways to add some aesthetic value to your home. You can plant a flower bed around your mailbox or plant a small garden in the middle of a circular drive. Window boxes filled with colorful blooms also add beauty and warmth to the exterior of your home. You can increase the overall value and appeal of your home by adding anything that transforms your home from merely a house into an architectural work of art. Even the smallest additions can go a long way.  

Paint or tile your front porch, entryway or doorstep

Peeling paint on your front porch is as unattractive as it is uninviting. Repainting will certainly increase the aesthetic appeal, but you can increase the value of your home by upgrading to outdoor tiles. The best part is that not only can tiling your steps give your home a fresh, modern look, it’s also a fairly easy and inexpensive DIY project. You can even buy outdoor tiles that have a non-slip coating that will make your porch safer in inclement weather. While you are upgrading the surface of your porch or patio, it’s also a good time to paint, repair or replace porch railings.

Upgrade your walkways

Porches and patios are the only places you can do a tile upgrade. Covering existing concrete walkways with tile or upgrading to walkways made of paving stones can give a high-end look to even the most modest of homes. For a slightly less labor-intensive project, however, you can also apply a colored concrete resurfacer to existing concrete and then simply line your walkways with bricks or stone. This will give your walkways a beautiful custom look without all the labor or expense.

Upping your curb appeal is just a few simple steps away. For any questions or concerns about your home’s needs, don’t forget to consult the experts at K-Guard. Together we can ensure a safe and happy home for you this summer.

What are the Benefits of Becoming a K-Guard Gutter Dealer?

By | Gutter, Related

What do you need to know about K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter systems?

K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is an American company that manufactures entire gutter systems for homeowners with our headquarters located in Westerville, OH. We have partnerships with retailers and dealers in different states to make our systems available to customers and provide after-sale services such as installation, maintenance, etc. We have created a reputable name for our brand by ensuring that we Benefits of K-Guard Dealersmanufacture the highest quality, most durable, customizable gutter systems for our customers. We strive to ensure that customer satisfaction and service is a priority in all of our and our dealers’ interactions. Our goal is to continue to partner with business owners and give you the tools to succeed in your region so that our gutter systems can be made available countrywide.

What do we require of people who aspire to be K-Guard dealers?

To be sure that we are entering into a long-term, successful partnership, we have established prequalification guidelines that seek to identify dealers with whom we can work. Some of our requirements include:

  • Proof of an already established sales and marketing channel: We understand that there is a need for dealers to have a well-established sales and marketing structure that will ensure that our products are able to penetrate the market well. This also proves that our dealers have the business sense and insight to effectively sell our systems to customers.
  • The capacity to employ a minimum of two salespeople: We need our dealers to have at least a minimum of 2 individuals who will be dedicated to selling and marketing our products. This will allow for a consistent growth in your dealership, creating more jobs and profit for you, and expanding your reach in your area.
  • Proof of advertising/marketing experience on different media channels: We understand that advertising/marketing is important in increasing the number of sales our dealers have. As such, dealers who wish to work with our company must demonstrate a capacity to advertise and market their firms. However, we will provide support in this area to our dealers, and we have grown our reputation online to help you gain credibility in the marketplace. We offer a variety of resources for our dealers to help you grow and become known in your area.
  • We require dealers to demonstrate that they are a reputable, customer-focused company: Customer service and quality service are main priorities for our company. We need to make sure that every dealer we partner with holds the same values so that we will ensure that every client receives a quality product and amazing service every time. Our dealers are a reflection of our core values and our dedication to quality, so we need to be sure they represent us accurately. We work with dealers whose business model is customer service oriented. 

What are the benefits of becoming a K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter Systems dealer?

Benefits of K-Guard Dealers

Our company relies on partnerships with dealers to provide clients our products throughout the country. We understand that partnerships are two-way streets and want to provide our dealers with success in the industry in every way we can. Individuals who choose to become K-Guard dealers enjoy the benefits below.

  • Access to technical support on handling and installation: Technical support is necessary when it comes to dealing with specialized products that require installers to have background information on the system. K-Guard will train you on the handling, installation and maintenance of our products so that your team is knowledgeable about our systems and is able to answer any customer’s questions. We are also available for any questions or concerns you have at any time. Our goal is to give you and your team all the tools and support you need to succeed.
  • Marketing from our company: Marketing is an important part of any business that wants to have consistent growth. As a company, K-Guard invests in the promotion of our products through many different marketing channels. By creating and implementing marketing campaigns and advertisements, we ensure that we cut down the expenses that our dealers would have incurred advertising our products by themselves. Our dedication to marketing gives your dealership instant credibility to your customers, as you can direct them to our website, social media channels, and other marketing materials we have for information and answers. We can also create marketing materials that can be customized for each dealer, giving you a great tool to use to get your information out there to potential clients.
  • An opportunity to work with a reputable brand: Every dealer is eager to work with an already established brand because it is easier to make sales for reputable brands. This is exactly what we offer to our dealers. Since the establishment of our company, we have created a reputable brand that is known for providing high quality, long-lasting, aesthetically-appealing leaf-free gutter systems. Dealers who are willing to collaborate with our company get the rare opportunity of working with a well-established brand whose products have the ability to penetrate the market easily due to the brand name and quality standard.
  • We help you create your own business niche in your area: We understand that every business is struggling to create its own niche where it can set itself apart and specialize in the specific products and services that it provides to clients. Our firm works to help dealers achieve success in a niche market in their specific areas. You get a guarantee from us that we will not partner with another company in your area. So you have a territory where only you will be selling K-Guard systems to customers. Our system will broaden your product line and deepen your bottom line.
  • Access to our customer care services: Our most important priority is to give great service and products to our customers. As a result, we have implemented strategies to help each dealer of our products to develop a reliable customer care service. Our dealers are able to contact our experienced personnel for any technical or extra support you need. Additionally, we are constantly building up our reviews to get customer feedback and we respond to any customer reviews that we receive. If we ever receive a negative review from someone that worked with your dealership, we will reach out to you to inform you and ensure you can reach out to them so they are satisfied. This will help to spread positive word of mouth about K-Guard and your dealership, over the internet and in person.

If you are interested in becoming a K-Guard dealer, visit our website to apply today! We look forward to speaking with you!