There are various types of gutter guards available today, but they all serve the same overall purpose: no more gutters to clean, no more ladders to climb! When gutters become clogged with leaves, pine needles and debris, your gutter will overflow, causing damage to your landscaping, basement, and/or foundation. Different gutter guards are used on different houses/buildings depending on which product is best suitable for the project. Bobbitt’s Seamless Gutters will work with you to determine which guard is best for your home/building. We use guards from the following companies: Leaf Shelter, Leaf Tech, and Leaf Relief. Regardless of the type of gutter guard you choose, the benefits are undeniable:
- -Gutter cleaning can be dangerous. More than 100,000 people sustain ladder fall related injuries each year in the United States. Gutter guards keep your gutters clean and unclogged, reducing the need for you to be on a ladder cleaning your gutters.
- -The leaves, twigs, seeds, and needles that collect in your gutters are the materials needed for birds, insects, squirrels and other rodents to build their nests. Gutter protection prevents gutter clogging and overflowing, and unwanted animals and insects from invading your gutters.
- -Clogged and overflowing gutters can cause mold and mildew in attics, ceilings, wall spaces, and basements. In addition, they can cause the wood to rot on your home’s exterior siding and corners. Gutter guards greatly decreases the chance for such problems to occur.
- -Gutter guard systems today have a great reputation for performance. Most have excellent durability and can last for up to 20 years. These systems are also typically affordably priced.
Rainwater from your roof drains through the patented perf-flow filtration system. Leaves, pine needles, twigs and even the smallest debris are suspended on top of the panel. Air circulation from above and below allows most of the leaves and debris to dry up and blow away in the wind. Shur Flo is installed to fit snugly to the top of your gutters. The low profile makes it virtually invisible from the ground.
Leaf Tech Gutter Guard has a very unique feature. It consists of a built-in hood and louvers. As water flows off of the roof, louvers slow down the flow of water. Then the built-in hood lets the water flow through invisible holes. Leaf Tech comes in 21 different colors.
Leaf Relief is used on homes as well as pole barn and metal roof applications. It mounts securely to the existing gutter system, resisting damage from high winds, heavy snow and ice. The tough aluminum construction also works effectively to resist damage from bugs, squirrels, raccoons, and birds. Leaf Relief’s patented Aluma-Perf Technology keeps debris out of gutters, allowing water to flow freely.