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can be a dangerous exercise and scaling ladders on a seasonal basis is not only unsafe but also an inefficient and outdated means of taking care of your property.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

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!

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!

How Can Upgraded Gutters Add Value to My Home?

By | Gutter, Homeowners, Tips

Maintaining the gutters of a home is one of those tasks you never really think about until you have to do it. Then when you’re up a ladder all weekend tediously removing leaves, you realize it’s a huge pain. That’s why homes with K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter Guard systems have that added peace of mind for homeowners and actually add value to your home.

The K-Guard system is an industry-leading gutter protection solution that will save you tons of money in maintenance costs. They will also save you on time that you would have to spend cleaning the gutters yourself. Their longevity and high-quality manufacturing mean that you can enjoy these perks for years to come. Best of all, if you plan on selling your home in the near future, potential buyers will love the fact that your home has this maintenance-free feature.  

The K-Guard Gutter Guard System Requires Less Maintenance

We all want more time with family, to do our hobbies, and maybe just to sit around and enjoy our homes. If you own a house though, you know that many of your weekends are spent on projects.  One of those inevitably ends up being cleaning out your gutters from years of built up leaves. upgraded gutters

Not only is it a time-consuming task, it’s also messy and dangerous.  If you have a two-story home, you have to climb up on a tall ladder to get to some of your gutters.  You also have to invest in expensive power washing equipment if you want to get the job done in any respectable amount of time.  

If you aren’t doing it yourself, odds are you have to pay someone to come out and clean your gutters for you which is an added maintenance expense each season.  Depending on the size of your home, gutter cleaning services can run into the hundreds of dollars for a single cleaning. Multiply that by two times per year and a K-Guard system starts to look like a pretty good investment, especially when you consider that it can last for more than two decades.  

The Gutter Guard System is Reliable and Strong

Gutter guards will provide you with years of reliable service which makes them extremely valuable.  They can add time to your life that you would otherwise be wasting cleaning gutters. The K-guard system is made of high-quality polymers that will not sag like other gutter systems.

The special coatings put on the components of this system are rated to last two decades.  That is 20 years of not having to climb on your roof to clean out gutters or paying someone else to do it.  

The K-Guard system will prevent overflow damage, keep leaves and other debris out of your gutters, and will not sag like other protection systems.  

A Gutter Upgrade Will Improve the Resale Value of Your Home

The K-Guard gutter system is one of those features that potential home buyers will love to hear.  The only real way to add true value to a home is by the added square footage, however, perks like gutter guards are things your Realtor can place in marketing materials.

People shopping for a home know that a system like this will save them tons of time and money on maintenance costs which can get pretty high for homeowners.  

The K-Guard system will also look much more attractive on a home than competitor’s similar products. To upgrade your gutter system, find a dealer near you today and request a free estimate!

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Tips for Selling K-Guard Gutter Systems This Spring

By | Food for thought, Gutter, Related, Tips

K-Guard gutter guards have achieved a reputation in the market for the quality service they offer homeowners, and this makes them profitable products for dealers. However, getting the right leads and making sales is not usually easy, especially for a first-time K-Guard dealer. Many other brands out there promote their gutter guards as the best, which makes a dealer’s work that much harder. The beginning of the spring season is an excellent opportunity for K-Guard gutter dealers because homeowners are looking for ways to prevent clogs in their gutter systems. Even then, learning a few tricks on how to sell gutter leaf-free systems helps. 

Nail the Product Presentation

A customer must understand why he or she needs to invest in gutter guards. The way that a dealer presents their K-Guard gutter guards will make a difference. Customers should have compelling reasons to call and order K-Guard systems. K-Guard provides leaf-free gutter guards that improve the exterior drainage of a property. The guards are fully-integrated into the gutter, allowing water to flow through but not leaves or other large debris. dirty gutters

A dealer should explain to customers how K-Guard gutters are designed to save a home from leaking roofs, rotting fascia boards, and blocked downspouts. Spring season means a lot of leaves and other plant debris end up on roofs. When all this dirt accumulates, it clogs the gutter system such that when the rain comes, water does not flow as required, leading to the issues mentioned. Explaining this to customers gives them a sense of how much they need gutter guards.

Time the Marketing Right

A K-Guard dealer should start marketing to potential customers well in advance. Gutter guards are effective in the spring because that is when leaves shed a lot and end up in the gutters and downspouts. For this reason, a dealer should begin placing ads, whether online, print or TV at least five weeks before the buying season. This timeframe is enough to convince customers why they cannot afford to get through spring without K-Guard clog-free gutter guards. Promoting gutter systems to customers early on gives them a chance to know more about K-Guard products before buying them. Early purchases allow customers to make any adjustments to their systems before the season begins.

Offer Deals

Every dealer knows that discounts, coupons, and other offers work well when trying to drum up businesses. Some dealers have financing options available for particular demographics. Others give discounts to senior citizens. A dealer can also offer bundled specials that include a variety of products and services. One common offer from K-Guard dealers is free estimates for customers. Additionally, dealers can offer discounts on installation services for every purchase. A dealer should analyze the local competition and try to entice homeowners with better offers.

The seamless integration of K-Guard gutter guards is what makes them superior to other products. K-Guard systems are built to be efficient at keeping leaves and debris out of the gutters. The construction of the gutter guard guarantees durability and minimal maintenance for homeowners. All these are characteristics that a K-Guard dealer can point out to customers when selling K-Guard gutter systems.

Why Choose Gutter Guards By K-Guard?

By | Gutter, Tips

leavesimgGutters are an essential part of your home’s exterior, providing protection from water damage. If they become clogged or fail to work properly, it can lead to serious damage to the home’s foundation, roof, and cause the breakdown of the home’s exterior quality and appearance. K-Guard Gutter Guards provide the best clog-free solution, keeping water away from the home while maintaining a solid, attractive appearance for many years. Here are 4 excellent reasons to choose K-Guard Gutter Guards:

Long lasting durability. Durability is the key when it comes to quality gutter guards. A typical gutter without a guard is going to last a few years, but with the K-Guard system, you’ll enjoy a virtually unlimited lifespan. They are crafted out of aluminum, a heavy duty material that won’t corrode over time. They are specially coated to last more than 20 years outside in the elements. Our patented hangers are also designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions.

Cost effective and affordable. K-Guard Gutter Guards offer a cost effective solution at an affordable price point. Once they’re installed, you won’t need to worry about hiring a gutter cleaning service several times a year, and you’ll also save yourself the time and hassle of frequent cleanings. The strength of the heavy duty aluminum ensures that they’ll stay intact throughout all types of weather conditions for many years, without needing to be replaced or repaired. The protection that they provide your home will also save you a substantial amount of money, as foundation and exterior damage resulting from poor or faulty gutters can cost homeowners thousands of dollars.

Enhances the exterior. Many gutters are just plain unattractive and unsightly. The K-Guard gutter system has smooth, curved edges, giving it a sleek look that complements the roof line and flows seamlessly into the downspouts. It’s also available in a variety of color options, allowing you to create the ideal look for your home.

Greater capacity, better drainage. The K-Guard system offers gutters that are 5 inches wide, allowing for greater capacity and better drainage. Debris materials that may collect in the gutters are easily flushed out, as it can take in more water and accommodate downspouts up to 3 x 4 inches in size. However, it’s important to note that with the guards in place, the only debris that may enter the gutters will be small, unlike open gutters, where leaves, branches, and other larger materials can fall in and clog the system.

Consider these tips when choosing the right gutter system for your home. Durable gutters are essential to maintaining your home’s integrity over the years. With K-Guard Gutter Guards, you get an attractive, affordable, and long lasting system that saves you money.