Which Gutter Covers Are Right For You?
Gutter covers or gutter guards are a type of protective covering installed over gutters to prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating inside them. They are an excellent investment for any Minnesota homeowner who wants to protect their home and save themselves a lot of hassle. In this article, we cover the main benefits of gutter covers, and then cover the different types of gutter covers that we recommend and install.
Why install gutter covers?
Gutter guards eliminate the need for regular cleaning and maintenance, which can be a time-consuming and dangerous task. Prevent costly repairs and structural damage that occurs between when you should have cleaned your gutters, and when you actually get around to it.
Water Damage Protection
When gutters are clogged with leaves, asphalt shingle particulates, and other debris, snow melt and rain water can overflow and cause damage to your roof, fascia, and siding. Stagnant wet debris also puts your gutters at risk of rust and leaks. Most importantly, your foundation could wear or erode, grow mold, and lead to a flooded basement if gutter buildup affects drainage for extended periods.
Fire & Pest Protection
Clogged gutters can also provide an ideal breeding ground for pests such as mosquitoes, rodents, and birds. Additionally, pine needles and other dry debris in your gutters become a tinderbox on the roof of your home. Do everything you can to mitigate a fire risk if you live in a wooded area.
If it’s not obvious, by investing in the benefits outlined above, you stand to save some serious money and homeowner anxiety. But with all the gutter guard brands on offer, which will work best for your home and unique landscaping? We’ve got you covered.
Types of gutter covers we recommend
Premier Gutter Covers
Premier Gutter Covers keep rainwater flowing without clogging your gutters, channeling water through a 1” expanded aluminum opening. Their design allows for maximum water flow, while using rainwater to wash away virtually every form of debris.
Premium Gutter Covers’ patented design has a flat flush strong aluminum with UV powder coat finish that fits 4” to 6” gutters. They also have a patented self-cleaning design.
LeafProof Gutter Covers
The biggest cause of gutter failure is the speed of drainage. What does this mean? When a high-slope roof drains during heavy rainfall, water can hit your gutter and ‘bounce out’, leaking down the side of your home instead of draining through your gutter.
LeafProof’s patented “S-Bend” system solves this for good. Its unique shape is designed to reverse and churn water run-off, creating maximum surface tension and complete drainage.
LeafRelief Gutter Covers
Is your home in a high-debris area—closely surrounded by high-shed deciduous trees or pines? LeafRelief is the right fit for you.
Designed for maximum protection against small debris, LeafRelief gutter guards easily install over your existing gutters and provide immediate relief from troubling debris.
When clear, these guards shed 29.7” of water per hour. And if obstruction does happen? These guards still handle an impressive 19” per hour of rainfall!
LeafRelief is a durable vinyl guard that is UV resistant and stays flexible throughout any season- and certified through the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). Perfect for cabins, vacation homes, and wooded retreats where you need the security of year-round roof and gutter protection.
Not sure which gutter cover is right for your home? Call Keyprime today and schedule your free estimate! You’ll get five years of free cleaning service and a Lifetime “No Clog” Warranty when we install your gutter covers.