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What Is LeafGuard?

LeafGuard® is a unique rain gutter protection system for your home. All gutters carry water away from you home, but only LeafGuard does it with a one-piece, patented, debris-shedding design that is better than any other gutter on the market today. back arrow

Why You Need LeafGuard

The Number One reason you need a LeafGuard gutter system, is because it is the best! If you are a homeowner who takes pride in your home, you want the peace of mind of knowing that you chose the best gutter option available. back arrow

How LeafGuard Works

The Englert LeafGuard gutter system works on the scientific principle of Liquid Adhesion. The gutter’s patented design allows rainwater to travel down and around its curved hood and into the gutter, while deflecting leaves and debris. back arrow

Why LeafGuard Is Better

A LeafGuard Gutter is unique and patented. Only a LeafGuard Gutter combines a leaf and debris shedding hood with a large gutter bottom, in aone-piece, seamless gutter. back arrow

Good Housekeeping

LeafGuard Brand gutters have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, the foremost symbol of quality assurance and safety in America. When competitors attack LeafGuard’s performance and design, remember this distinction... back arrow

LeafGuard on TV

In most do-it-yourself and home improvement shows, gutters are an afterthought or not even mentioned at all. Not true about LeafGuard Brand gutters. LeafGuard is so unique in the marketplace that it’s worth talking about and mentioning by name. back arrow
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Gutters: Their Development and Purpose

The Origin of Gutters


In one form or another, gutters have been a practical addition to buildings, for thousands of years. All gutters have a single purpose: to capture rainwater flowing from the roof and deliver it safely to the ground through downspouts, thus sparing the building and its foundation from water damage.

A precursor to the development of modern gutters, in the early years, gutters were troughs placed at the bottom edges of roofs. The trough was placed at a downward angle above the door of the home. There it would capture some of the rainwater pouring off the roof and channel it into a waiting rain barrel.

The rain barrel idea was developed into extensive systems of troughs leading to cisterns holding fresh water for drinking, cooking and bathing, as have been discovered in the ruins of homes in Europe. (Interestingly this idea is once again gaining in popularity as Rainwater Harvesting has become an important piece of environmental conservation programs.)

Modern Day Gutters


A more recent solution to the problem of drawing water away from the home was to build wooden troughs or gutters into the roof itself, which eventually had to be lined with lead, because this method can cause damage to interior walls and ceilings. However, these integral gutters are still used in many European countries.

By the mid19th century, the gutters were constructed of metal (most often lead and eventually steel) and moved to the edges of the roof where they became external attachments to the eaves or fascia.

Eventually, the wood, lead and steel gutters of yesteryear, have given way to durable and lightweight aluminum gutters.

If you need gutters on your home, keep browsing through this site. Before you choose a new gutter system, you should know what's available and how each system works, and why LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are the best gutters you can install on your home.



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