What is Gutter Installation?
Just think of a process that serves as the connection between a gutter product and the long-term success of your outdoor home. A great gutter system needs a quality product, a quality install, and a reliable warranty. The gutter installation is a major part of this equation.
LeafGuard’s seamless gutter system is specially designed to shed debris and leaves with ease, and is custom fit to the house’s dimensions upon installation. While a good gutter installation won’t magically transform a sub-par product into a terrific one, it can ensure that a terrific product continues to function at a high level for a very long time.
The key to remember is that not all gutter installations are the same. You have to consider exactly how many pieces are being installed, and how they are connecting to your house and to your downspouts.
How It Works
Standard gutter installations will connect gutter pieces together to form a complete unit. LeafGuard's system is considered “seamless”, meaning that there are no parts or points of connection. We use state of the art technology to create a single piece curved hood design that allows rainwater to slide around the hood and through the gutter's trough. There's a very thin space between the gutter hood and the bottom so that no dirt, debris, leaves, small animals or anything else can infiltrate the system.
Instead of connecting the gutters beneath the shingles, LeafGuard installs the gutter system directly to the already existing fascia board. This is much more efficient and stays within the limits of your roof's warranty. Also installed is a unique “guarding baffle” that prevents leaves, grime and just about anything else from compromising the gutter from behind.
A gutter installation signifies a change. A LeafGuard installation rings in a new chapter in the life of the homeowner, as he or she will never again have to climb up on the ladder to unclog the gutters. Other benefits of the LeafGuard gutter installation include:
- .032 gauge aluminum that is significantly thicker than traditional gutters.
- Gutters connect to the building's fascia board at 2 foot intervals (twice the industry minimum) with special internal hanging brackets.
- Wood behind the gutters will stay fresh and dry.
- Custom-sized piece in order to ensure a seamless fit on the house.
- Special fascia board or any other complexities of the house are accounted for at installation to ensure the perfect fit and function.
A LeafGuard gutter installation is supported by a lifetime warranty. Each component has a ScratchGuard paint finish that is also covered for life. This special finish prevents the gutters from peeling and cracking to not only maintain functionality but also for improved aesthetics.
Warranties or guarantees are key for any gutter installation. Without them, how do you hold the company or the installation professionals accountable?
The Installation Process
Homeowners should lean on the experience of a professional and licensed gutter installation crew. Professionals are able to get the job done right and in an efficient manner, giving the homeowner priceless peace of mind. As soon as the LeafGuard installation team hits the scene, they'll disassemble your old gutters and dispose of them in the proper manner. They'll then verify your building's measurements to ensure that the new gutters will fit without any complications.
LeafGuard seamless gutters are formed on the job site during installation. The crew utilizes a special roll-forming machine inside of a truck. It makes use of aluminum coil that is 20% thicker than traditional gutters. The coil is shaped into the unique form of the patented LeafGuard gutters. Aside from the gutters, downspouts and miters are also formed and each comes with the ScratchGuard paint finish for enhanced durability. As each piece is formed in the roll-forming machine, it is precisely measured to the dimensions of the home.
Once the gutters are formed, the team inserts the LeafGuard patented hangars into them. They are installed exactly two feet apart to maximize stability. End caps are then connected to the gutters.
The gutters are connected to the already existing fascia board with high quality screws and internal fasteners that are designed to hold up through inclement weather.
The team precisely measures each gutter's pitch to ensure an efficient flow of water. Downspouts are then attached and reinforced to remain in place. The downspout aluminum is 30% thicker than the average competitors' materials. Once everything is in place, the LeafGuard installation professionals remove all equipment and debris from the homeowner’s property.
Good gutters amount to very little without proper installation. Gutter installation entails more than just nailing a few gutters to the house – it takes careful measurements and quality materials to create a seamless system. LeafGuard gutters are custom-fit on site and installed by licensed professionals. A quality installation is a crucial part of ensuring the long-term success of a gutter system.