Leaf Guard Gutter Systems

Attributes

  • Size
  • Complete Leaf Free System (Gutter and Hood)
  • Attaches to Fascia Board and Rafter Tails
  • Rear drainage Channel
  • Engineered to fit properly on home
  • Product color matches gutter
  • Appearance
  • Price
  • Prevent Gutter Leaks

K GuardGutter Systems

  • Full 5 inch leaf free gutter system
  • YES 
  • YES                                                                                        
  • YES 2 ways for water to go into gutter
  • YES does not touch or interfere with roof and roof line.
  • YES The hood and gutter are made of the same material and color.
  • Smooth face, crown-molding-like appearance
  • Includes full 5-inch gutter and hood
  • YES Product includes a new gutter and hood

Competitor Products

  • Made for 3 and 4 inch gutters
  • NO
  • NO – attaches under roof shingles- possible roof warranty issues
  • NO – Windblown water blows up under roof shingle
  • NO – Product designed to go on existing gutter-original house and roof design does not incorporate supplemental product.
  • NO – Tries to match color of existing gutter.
  • Vertical face-supplemental product appears clunky and out of place
  • Includes topper product only. Gutter is an additional cost
  • MAYBE – Product goes on existing gutters-if you have leaky, rotten gutters before product is installed, you will still have them.

Competitor ComparisonGutter Systems

Attribute
KGuard
Competitors
SizeFull 5 inch leaf free gutter systemMade for 3 and 4 inch gutters
Complete Leaf Free System (Gutter and Hood)YESNO
Attaches to Fascia Board and Rafter TailsYESNO – attaches under roof shingles- possible roof warranty issues
Rear drainage ChannelYES 2 ways for water to go into gutterNO – Windblown water blows up under roof shingle
Engineered to fit properly on homeYES does not touch or interfere with roof and roof line.NO – Product designed to go on existing gutter-original house and roof design does not incorporate supplemental product.
Product color matches gutterYES The hood and gutter are made of the same material and color.NO – Tries to match color of existing gutter.
AppearanceSmooth face, crown-molding-like appearanceVertical face-supplemental product appears clunky and out of place
PriceIncludes full 5-inch gutter and hoodIncludes topper product only. Gutter is an additional cost
Prevent Gutter LeaksYES Product includes a new gutter and hoodMAYBE – Product goes on existing gutters-if you have leaky, rotten gutters before product is installed, you will still have them.

When making a gutter guard comparison, it’s important to note the huge difference between DIY gutter covers and professionally installed gutter solutions.  There are many types of DIY gutter guards.  Mesh gutter guards, screen gutter guards, foam gutter inserts, and other barriers that simply sit on the top of the gutter.

Most DIY gutter systems don’t take into account the science of surface tension, and large debris will sit on top of gutters, blocking water from entering the gutters.  While gutter screens and other types of gutter guards found at big box hardware stores may be easy to install, they will likely result with the same clogged gutters and costly damage as traditional style gutters.

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