November 1, 2023
Leaves are the hardest debris on gutters and the main culprit in clogging them. Once debris builds up, water will overflow and damage the siding of the home. A gutter that isn’t performing properly will actually cause more harm than if you didn’t have gutters at all. Keeping your gutters clear is a top priority at The Guild Collective.
Does anyone really enjoy cleaning out the gutters? It’s a messy, dirty, miserable job. Cleaning gutters is also dangerous work. Each year tens of thousands of people suffer from ladder-related injuries. Don’t risk climbing ladders to clean your gutters and downspouts!
Your home might be much better off with something that prevents leaves from getting in the gutters in the first place. That’s where leaf gutter protection comes in to help your already wonderful gutter system. Leaf gutter protection will maintain clean, free-flowing gutters and eliminate dangerous and wasted time spent on ladders and the associated risks involved. Besides keeping you off the ladder, leaf gutter protection puts a halt to expensive damage to your home as a direct result of needed repairs caused by clogged gutters. Clogged gutters can and will cause expensive and severe damage to your home, such as rotting fascia boards, water damage to interior walls and ceilings, mold and mildew, and, of course, erosion to your home’s foundation and landscape. Clogged gutters are the number one cause of wet and moldy basements.
How Leaf Gutter Protection Works
Leaf Screens are steel powder coated screens with small holes. They are easy to install on gutters without interfering with your roof’s shingles, and they are simple to use. There’s a small hole in the screen to keep large debris out, but the smaller fragments simply wash through the downspouts. There’s no void between the shingles and the screen, which is where debris tends to collect and add up. These screens just snap under the hem of the gutter and rack water right into the gutter so there won’t be any water streaks along the edge.
Benefits of Leaf Gutter Protection with SnapLock Gutters
When you want the perfect system to help your roof and your house as a whole stay in good shape against Texas rains, SnapLock Gutters and leaf screens make the perfect combination. You have three installation options, black and white coloring, and a 15-year warranty with leaf screens. Plus, you can forget cleaning out the gutter forever. That’s worth it right there!
Two Different Leaf Protection Screens: Micro-Mesh and Basic
At The Guild Collective we are always looking for the newest and most effective gutter protection technology to offer our customers. The Micro-Mesh leaf protection system is proven effective by over ten years of field testing, and that is why we are a certified dealer of this product. The Micro-Mesh shield is made from surgical-grade stainless steel with holes that are optimally sized so as to let water flow while blocking even the smallest debris from entering the gutter, therefore requiring less upkeep. Keep your gutters clean, clear, and pest-free, prevent clogs, and never have to clean inside your gutters again with the Micro-Mesh system. If you have a lot of trees and pollen we prefer to use this finer product option.
Micro-Mesh is the ideal leaf protection system with its system strengthening, permanent installation, and a sloped angle for the natural shedding of caught debris. The Micro-Mesh system is cost-effective, requires little to no maintenance, and comes with a manufacturer lifetime money-back guarantee so that you can have this superior gutter protection without any need for concern. Gutter Guard Micro-Mesh is an innovative solution to keeping your gutters free of leaves.
If you have large trees or not a lot of coverage from the trees and leaves, you could use our more basic screen. However, this option will require more maintenance because it has larger holes, allowing more things to pass through and get clogged or get caught on top of it.
Both options are good products and we would love to show you which could work best on your gutter system.
You may be wondering about our SnapLock Gutter System.
Traditional rain gutters have evolved little during the past century. Their designs continue to use spikes, screws, or nails for attachment to your home, which we refer to as a conventional installation. The average house with gutters has 70+ holes punctured in the back wall of the gutter, and holes cause leaks. Water exposure over many seasons can cause structural failure because of rot, mold and gutter separation. Not to mention, breaking down gutters will begin to sag and detract from the appearance of a home.
If it’s not SnapLock, it’s not permanent. At Guild Collective our professionals install the SnapLock Gutter System®, which was created to provide a run-off system for homes that won’t, over time, cause damage itself. SnapLock gutters are a smart and affordable choice for the quality-minded homeowner and will stand the test of time.
SnapLock Gutter Installation eliminates failures due to water damage typically associated with conventional gutter installations. SnapLock Gutter Installation’s innovative “no-hole” technology uses no spikes or nails for attachment to your roof line. Instead, we use a track system. An aluminum trust is attached to the house, and then a special clip that goes on the back wall of the gutter is used to snap into that trust. There is no need to penetrate the front or back of the gutter. The result is a watertight mating of the gutter at the edge of your roof, a seal that prevents seepage, rust, rot and mold.
Further, because the integrity of your gutter channel is not riddled with holes, the SnapLock Gutter Installation dramatically outlasts all traditional rain gutters while protecting your home against the hazards associated with bacterial mold and fungus. Another major benefit of the SnapLock Gutter System® is that it allows the gutters to move freely. This can be crucial when attaching metal to any structure, due to the different rates of expansion from temperature change.
The SnapLock Gutter System can be installed on nearly any home. It can fit almost every fascia-roofline configuration, and it is designed to work with the most common gutter sizes. The price of new gutters is more easily justified when you know that you chose the best: the long-lasting, high-quality, cost-effective SnapLock Gutter System® that will save homeowners an incredible amount of money over time and eliminate worry. Another benefit, we can offer you a lifetime transferable warranty.
If you are in the market for new gutters, consider leaf gutter protection to go with it. You want your roof to stay in good shape and that means good gutters. If you want to avoid messy jobs that can even be dangerous when you are up on a ladder, leaf gutter protection just makes sense.
Contact The Guild Collective for all of your gutter needs or questions about leaf screens or other gutter options. We want your gutter style to fit your home so we have a variety of options and distinct drainage systems that fit any home’s aesthetics. We don’t want anything negatively affecting the health of your home–even leaves–and that’s why there are different styles of gutter protectors that can be applied as needed. Let’s get together and figure out the best gutter fit for your home and budget.
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