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When should I replace my gutters?
Some keys signs to watch out for that signify you need new gutters are sagging or pulling, discontinuous sections, exposure to your fascia, chipping or peeling paint, wood rot to the fascia, pooling water, and age of the gutter system. If you suspect that your gutters are in need of replacement, we suggest reaching out to us here at LeafGuard of Connecticut.
Are covers necessary if I routinely clean my gutters?
Even if you routinely clean your gutters, we still recommend having some form of gutter protection. The reason for this is because you may not always catch the clog in time. Often, homeowners don’t bother with cleaning their gutters until they notice an issue and it may be too late by that point in time. For those that diligently clean out their gutters, gutter covers will severely reduce the amount of time you spend on home maintenance, which frees you up to do the things you really enjoy. Our LeafGuard gutters go a step further by incorporating the cover in its design to prevent the cover from being damaged or blown off with heavy winds.
How durable are LeafGuard gutters?
The LeafGuard system uses .032 gauge heavy-duty aluminum to create a gutter that is 20% thicker than standard gutters. This and the non-corrosive internal hangers provide our gutters with superior strength and durability that will allow them to last for several years. Additionally, the ScratchGuard® paint finish ensures that the beauty of your gutters will last just as long as the gutters themselves.
How do gutters protect my home?
Rainwater runoff leads to damage to your landscape and clogged gutters can cause wood rot to your home’s fascia and roofing foundation. A more severe issue is caused when water pools at the base of your home to damage your foundation or flood your basement.
How do gutters keep my foundation safe?
Gutters protect your home foundation by redirecting water away from its base. If water is allowed to pool at the base of your home, it will saturate the soil to a point at which it puts great amounts of pressure on the walls of your foundation. This pressure will form cracks and a destabilization of your home once the soil dries and contract.
Can I just install the gutters myself?
DIY installation of gutters is not unheard of, but it’s also not recommended. Improper installation can lead to a myriad of problems including damage to your fascia and roof. It can also lead to your gutters not working efficiently, which defeats the purpose of having them. It’s best to trust your gutter installation to professionals like the ones at LeafGuard of Connecticut.
Do LeafGuard gutters actually remain clog-free?
Our LeafGuard gutters come with a clog-free guarantee and if for some reason your gutters do become clogged, our installers will come out to your home and personally clean it out or repair it for free.
Will LeafGuard void my roofing warranty?
The LeafGuard system is installed directly onto your fascia board, and will never touch the shingles of your roof. Other gutter protection products require placement under the first or second row of shingles. But LeafGuard’s curved hood is attached to the gutter, meaning it never has to touch your roof, leaving your roof’s warranty intact.
What’s the benefit of on-site formation?
The on-site formation of our seamless, one-piece gutter system ensures a perfect fit of your new gutter system. This is because we take the exact measurements needed on the day of formation and create the system right in front of your home. This also allows for a quick turnaround time so you can enjoy your low-maintenance gutter system immediately.
How will LeafGuard affect my home’s curb appeal?
The soft curvature of our gutter’s hood and edges create a pleasant aesthetic that is inoffensive to onlookers. Additionally, the low-profile works with the architecture of most homes to create a look that appears planned rather than one that seems to be an afterthought. The beauty can be taken even further with our custom color selection designed to meet the aesthetic needs of any home.