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Best Gutter Guards Reviewed

These brands offer clear guttering for all roofs & housing needs.

by PlumberJohn

Homeowners know all too well the frustration, damage, and added hours on a ladder that clogged gutters can create. Even in the winter, a clogged gutter can spell disaster. With multiple solutions, one of the best is gutter guards.

The best gutter guards allow water flow without debris impeding it. They also help prevent downspouts from becoming clogged. This article will cover the best gutter guards on the market and help you find the perfect fit for your roof.

Preview

Product

Material

Lengths Available

Gutter Widths

Check Price

LeafFilter

Plastic, aluminum mesh

Custom fit per project

5 to 7-inches

Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh, Raptor Gutter...

Raptor

Aluminum, Stainless steel

4-feet

5-inches

GutterStuff Guard 5-Inch K Style Foam Gutter...

GutterStuff

K Style

Foam

32, 96, 144, 192 feet

4-, 5-, 6-inches

LeafTek 5' x 100' Gutter Guard Leaf...

LeafTek

Contractor grade aluminum

32, 100, 200-feet

5-, 6-inches

A-M Aluminum Gutter Guard 5' (100 Feet, Mill...

A-M Aluminum

Aluminum

23-, 50-, 100-, 200-feet

6-inches

FlexxPoint 30 Year Gutter Cover System, Matte...

FlexxPoint

Aluminum

4-foot sections in 22, 102, 105, 200, 204, 510, 1020, 5000, 5100 feet combinations

5-inches

Amerimax Home Products 636025 Lock-In Gutter...

Amerimax 

Powder-coated steel

3-foot sections, 25 section per pack

4, 5, or 6-inches

EasyOn Gutter Guard 24' MegaDeal

EasyOn

Aluminum

4-foot sections in 24-foot and 100-foot packs

5 or 7-inches

How Do Gutter Guards Work?

There are many different styles and options for gutter guards, but they all work on the same general principle; let water through and keep debris out.

Using water tension, physics, and screening, gutter guards set in, or on, the gutters and the rainwater flows through the guard while the debris is flushed off the top, to fall to the ground. Cheaper versions use screening instead of water tension, which can cause drainage issues in heavy rains or intense snow melt.

Smaller debris like pine needles may also get caught up in the screening, requiring more maintenance than the other, higher-end options. However, they do protect against gutter and downspout clogging and further damage to the gutter system.


Choosing The Best Gutter Guard Protection System

Gutter Guard Material Type

There are several guard materials to choose from, including mesh, plastic screen, and various metal variants. Plastic mesh guards are simple to install but aren’t as hardy as the metal options.

Weighing the cost versus the maintenance required to keep the material will help you determine which option is better for you.

Roof & Gutter Configuration

The roof style, including the number of stories, slope, and angle, will also be a determining factor. How your gutters are set up will be, too. The gutter guards need to fit in or over your existing gutters, and many styles require that they line up with the same slope and angle of the roof.

Durability

Discussed earlier, the plastic style guards and plastic mesh are generally a lot less expensive and easier to install. However, plastic can become brittle over time due to the elements.

Metal micro mesh is among the hardiest of the guard types, is simple to install, but costs more. It also has to match the roof angle and can still get clogged with small seeds or sand, raising the maintenance requirements.

Gutter Width

If you don’t know the gutter measurements, you will need to get on your ladder to find out. The gutter width is one of the most important measurements you need to make. Various types and brands of gutter guards come in multiple widths.

If you buy a guard that is too small, you will not prevent debris from clogging your gutters. If you get one too big, the rainwater won’t fall in the gutter and defeats the purpose of using gutters in the first place.

Water & Air Flow

Water and airflow may seem like a given, but if the wrong gutter guards are installed, you may find that the flow is restricted. This can happen for many reasons, including installation method, damage, or not having the correct size guards.

If air doesn’t flow freely, it won't produce the right water tension or remove the debris from the guards. With restricted water flow, the gutters can overflow and not move the water away from the foundation.

Aesthetics

You will also want to find a style that matches your home. Some guards are designed to be near invisible, lay flat, or blend in with the gutters. Other brands or styles can come in various colors to match your home or even be painted for a more exact match.

Ease of Installation & Maintenance

For the most part, gutter guards are a fairly simple DIY installation. However, certain types will require special tools or knowledge. It is also advised that you ensure warranty coverage won’t be affected.

Some roofs, as well as guards, require professional installation to start or maintain the warranty. Multi-story homes are also advised to have professional installation done. If safety is a concern at all, the cost of installation shouldn’t be an issue.

Price

The overall cost will play a large roll in the selection and final decision as well. Staying within your budget is simple enough, but you need to cover all the bases. Materials, tools, installation fees, disposal, and other factors will contribute to the overall cost. Make sure you know all the fees you face before making a decision.

Warranty

Gutter guard warranties come in all sizes. Some may tout a lifetime warranty, but the industry average is between 5 and 10 years. Anything lower than the standard should be examined carefully before buying.

You will want to protect your investment, and the warranty is the first step in that defense. Ensure you know the details of the warranty and the claim process and requirements before you sign on the dotted line.


8 Best Gutter Guards Reviewed

Below we outline the top 8 gutter guards, each one reviewed and compared for your ease of reference. Read through the list and find the perfect butter guards for your home.

1. LeafFilter Gutter Guards

Best Professionally Installed Gutter Guard System

Material

Plastic, aluminum mesh

Lengths Available

Custom fit per project

Gutter Width Options

5 to 7-inches

DIY Installation

Possible but not recommended

Warranty

Lifetime

LeafFilter is the leader in gutter guard systems, and their patented 3-part system means you have one of the most effective debris prevention guard systems on the market. The system is designed to fit inside your existing gutters.

The support rails link to your gutter nails and rest on the inside and provide the mounting lip for the reverse curve top portion. The water tension is produced because of the exact angle that is developed during the install.

Your gutters need to be secure and level, which makes DIY install a little more complicated. For this reason, LeafFilter offers professional installation (see below) and will ensure that the system is set up for the ideal angle.

When installed, the stainless steel mesh will prevent leaves, dirt, shingle grains, and pine needles from getting through. The debris is washed off while the water falls through the mesh and drips off the reverse curve top.

The micro-mesh is made from military-grade aluminum and will never rust or corrode. The lifetime warranty includes the mesh material, installation, and defects.

Installation

Installation is done by the company and can be included in the purchase price. LeafFilter will offer you several quotes, both with and without the installation services.

Installation starts with the gutter support system. This is the most crucial aspect since it sets up the slope angle and needs to be as perfect and level as possible. Once the support is installed, the mesh screen is placed and bolted into place.

The mesh snaps into place over the gutter bolts for added support and is then mounted to the support rail. Finally, the reverse curve top needs to be mounted in place. Once everything is set, the system is ready to keep your gutters clean and your downspouts flowing correctly.

Our complete guide to the Leaf Filter Gutter Guard system can be found here.

Pros
  • Highly effective gutter guard system
  • LeafFilter offers professional installation
  • Stainless steel materials
  • Lifetime Warranty
Cons
  • Expensive
  • DIY installation can be difficult

2. Raptor Micro Mesh Gutter Guard

Best DIY Micro Mesh Gutter Guard

Material

Aluminum, Stainless steel

Lengths Available

4-feet

Gutter Width Options

5-inches

DIY Installation

Yes

Warranty

25-year (inland) 5-year (coastal)

Raptor is quickly becoming the DIY favorite for gutter guard systems. With their innovative micro mesh system, even the smallest debris stays out of the gutter. Everything you need for installation is included with your purchase, and best of all, the system won’t void any roof warranty.

The stainless steel mesh is finely woven to allow water to drip through while keeping the leaves and pine needles out. The flat-topped screen doesn't protrude over your gutter top, so you won't have to worry about an eye-sore or finding a perfect color match.

With the purchase, you get 12 sections of gutter guard, each 4 feet long. With 48 total feet, you may need to purchase a few boxes and cut some lengths to fit. It is also designed for any gutter style up to 5-inches wide.

You will have to lift the first layer of shingles, but you don’t need to remove or drill through them. Because of this nominal roof interference, most roof warranties are not affected at all. If you are in doubt, though, check with your roof contractor before purchase.

Installation

Installing the Raptor gutter guard system is a DIY project that only takes a few hours. However, you can call for professional installation, and any roofing contractor should be able to install it for you.

With this system, you need a ladder and an electric or cordless drill. Each box comes with self-tapping screws and a hex-head magnetic driver. You just need to place the longer side under the first layer of shingles and rest the screen into the gutter.

Using the screws and your driver, drill through the screen edge into the edge of the gutter to secure it into place.

Click here for more info on the Raptor Gutter Guard System. 

Pros
  • Won’t void roof warranty
  • DIY is straightforward
  • Fits any gutter style up to 5 inches wide
Cons
  • Need to lift first row of shingles

3. GutterStuff Guard 5-Inch K Style

Best Foam Gutter Guard

Material

Foam

Lengths Available

32, 96, 144, 192 feet

Gutter Width Options

4-, 5-, 6-inches

DIY Installation

Yes

Warranty

5-years

GutterStuff brings you the best foam gutter guard system available. It is a simple DIY install that takes only minutes, and you can have proper air and water flow in your gutters while blocking any debris from getting in.

The system works by using a high-density foam that uses a K-style angle to promote airflow. The foam sits flush with the gutter to soak up rainwater and dispel debris. The result is a clean, free-flowing gutter system that doesn’t get clogged with leaves, needles, or debris.

Because the foam is pliable, it isn’t advisable to leave up in the winter. It will quickly freeze with melting ice and snow and can cause an ice dam. It is also possible that ice can compress the foam leaving room for debris to get trapped inside.

The 5-year warranty protects the foam over the seasons and allows for installation and removal for maintenance or cleaning. To clean the foam, you only need to pull it out of the gutter and spray it down with a hose. Because installation and removal only takes minutes, the bi-annual maintenance should be no problem.

Installation

To install the GutterStuff foam, you need to purchase the correct size for your gutters and then cut each length to fit for the run of your gutter. Once on the ladder, the flat-edged back goes towards the house and slips into the gutter.

All you need to do then is press the top until it sits below the gutter lip, holding it in place. The triangle shape allows for air and water flow inside the gutter, and the flat top stops the debris.

Pros
  • Easy to install
  • Affordable option
  • Straightforward to clean/maintain
Cons
  • Needs to be removed in winter

4. LeafTek

Best DIY Gutter Guard For Heavy Rain

Material

Contractor grade aluminum

Lengths Available

32, 100, 200-feet

Gutter Width Options

5-, 6-inches

DIY Installation

Yes

Warranty

35-years

LeafTek has an innovative and non-destructive gutter guard system using high-grade aluminum and a straightforward installation you can do at any time. The only color option is black, but it will sit inside the gutter, so there is no visible portion to worry about.

The screen material installs directly to your gutter (see below) and doesn’t require your shingles to be altered or moved. Because of this innovation, it won’t void any roof or home warranty. When installed correctly, the system will also add rigidity and strength to your gutters, improving functionality and longevity.

The aluminum mesh has larger holes and is ideal for placement in areas with heavy or frequent rains. Along the coastal areas, heavy storm rains are no problem for the LeafTek system. You just need to ensure you order the proper size, which is available in 5 and 6-inch widths and comes in various lengths of 32, 100, and 200 feet.

You will need to cut the aluminum at 45-degree angles for corners so proper tools will be required. With a 35-year warranty plus a 30-day money-back promise, you have nothing to lose except debris-filled downspouts.

Installation

Full DIY instructions are included with each purchase, but the system is easy to install. Each length comes with a front lip that sits on the front edge of your gutter. The rear edge is angled to rest inside the gutter's back wall, and all edges have pre-drilled holes for easier alignment.

Once you have the sizes and corner angles cut, you simply place a few screws along the front edge to secure the system to your gutter. Optional, but highly recommended, you then add a couple of screws to the rear edge for added support and stability.

Pros
  • 35 year warranty included
  • No need to move or alter roof shingles
  • Made in the US
  • Several sizes to choose from
Cons
  • Only color option is black

5. A-M Aluminum

Best For Metal Roofs

Material

Aluminum

Lengths Available

23-, 50-, 100-, 200-feet

Gutter Width Options

6-inches

DIY Installation

Yes

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

If you have a metal roof using hidden hangars for your gutters, A-M Aluminum gutter guards are ideal for you. The best option for metal roofing is the screen system designed by A-M. It uses large holes capable of handling large amounts of water and an inset system that isn’t visible once mounted.

This guard system installs similar to the LeafTek system listed above but doesn’t add the rigidity to the gutter like that model can. You get a lifetime warranty, however, and maintenance is relatively simple as well.

The one downside is that this system is designed for 6-inch gutters and anything smaller won’t work as well, if at all. The aluminum sheets come in 23, 50, 100, and 200 foot sections and can easily be cut to size or for corner angles.

The best feature is that even though this system is designed for hidden hangars, it will work with any type of hangar. You will need to cut or crimp the ends near the hangars for a perfect fit, but this only adds a few minutes to the installation.

Installation

The A-M Aluminum gutter guard system is a DIY project, but a professional install is available from most roofing contractors. If you decide to take on the project yourself, you will need cutters, a drill, and sheet metal screws.

The system lies in the gutter with the pre-drilled holes along the gutter's front edge, just like the LeafTek system above. You will drill through the holes into the gutter lip with your screws to mount the sheets in place.

There isn’t a need for rear screws, and there are no pre-drilled holes there. When joining sheets, they use a tongue-in-groove style of connection and line up with the mounting holes on the joined ends.

For more of our favorite options for metal roofs, read this article.

Pros
  • Great for metal roofs
  • Easy to maintain system
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made of rust-free aluminum
Cons
  • Not compatible with all roof styles

6. FlexxPoint

Best For Winter

Material

Aluminum

Lengths Available

4-foot sections in 22, 102, 105, 200, 204, 510, 1020, 5000, 5100 feet combinations

Gutter Width Options

5-inches

DIY Installation

Yes

Warranty

30-year warranty

If you could combine the gutter guards from LeafTek and A-M from above, the result would be the FlexxPoint gutter system. Ideal for use year-round and best for winter, this gutter guard adds rigidity to your gutter and is simple to install.

The all-aluminum sheets come in easily managed 4-foot sections, and you can select the amount (total feet) from multiple choices raging between 22 and 5100 feet. The sturdy aluminum holds up to heavy downpours, snow melt, and even ice.

With a 30-year warranty and an inside-the-gutter mounting style, you don't have to worry about the product or voiding your roof warranty. Also, like the other systems of a similar style, this is a straightforward DIY project that will only take a few hours out of your day.

Designed as a permanent install, you will need to get on your ladder at least once a year to wash off the guard sheets and ensure there aren’t any blockages in the drainage holes. If you have a garden hose that can reach, you won’t need to scrub, rub, or use cleansers.

Installation

Installation of the FlexxPoint system works just the same as the previous two entries. The front of the guard fits on the lip of your gutter and is screwed into the gutter itself (screws included). Each pre-drilled hole requires a screw.

You will also find screw holes on the rear edge, like the LeafTek system, to add durability and strength to the guard for ice or snow weight during the winter.

Pros
  • Easy installation
  • Good choice for winter option
  • Comes in several sizes
Cons
  • Permanent option that needs yearly maintenance

7. Amerimax Home Products Lock-In Gutter Guard

Best K-Style Gutter System

Material

Powder-coated steel

Lengths Available

3-foot sections, 25 section per pack

Gutter Width Options

4, 5, or 6-inches

DIY Installation

Yes

Warranty

10-year warranty

For K-style gutters, the simplest choice is the Amerimax Home Products Lock-In gutter guard. This steel mesh screen allows a ton of water flow, ample airflow, and keeps out the large debris. Grit, pine needles, and other smaller debris can still get through, though, so maintenance is a little higher than other styles.

However, installation is as simple as it can be, and you don’t need any tools. You will need to lift the first row of shingles, though, so you should check with your roof warranty to ensure it won’t be voided.

The powder-coated steel resists corrosion and rust for up to 10-years, and maintenance is a breeze. Because you don’t need screws or permanent installation when the guard becomes entangled with debris, you can easily remove it, spray it off and put it back up.

You can even leave the guard in place year-round. The 3-foot sections are easy to handle, and each box comes with 25 pieces, giving you about 75 linear feet per box. The system also works with 4, 5, and 6-inch width k-style gutters for near-universal application.

Installation

Installation requires that you lift the first row of shingles. Sliding the flat edge of the screen under the shingles will hold it in place. Once that is done, you need to push the front lip of the screen under the k-style gutter lip, and it will snap in place holding firmly.

Pros
  • Tool-free installation
  • Solid option for year-round protection
  • Strong construction
Cons
  • Not ideal for blocking small debris

8. EasyOn Gutter Guard

Easy To Install

Material

Aluminum

Lengths Available

4-foot sections in 24-foot and 100-foot packs

Gutter Width Options

5 or 7-inches

DIY Installation

Yes

Warranty

25-year warranty

EasyOn gutter guard system is among the easiest to install. Even if you do a non-traditional installation (see install section below), you can make the mesh screen sheets fit gutters from 2 to 7-inches in width.

Each box contains either 24 or 100 feet of guard material, each in 4-foot, easy to manage, lengths. Installation does require the lifting of the first row of shingles, so you will need to check with your roof or home warranty to ensure it doesn’t become void.

The permanent gutter solution has a micro mesh finish that prevents the smallest of debris from getting through. Water and airflow will keep your gutters clean and running smoothly. The gutter guard system comes in 5-inch widths for gutters up to 6 inches and 7-inch options for gutters 6 or 7 inches wide.

Make sure you measure correctly before making your purchase. You also get a 25-year warranty covering against defects, corrosion, and rust for the duration of the product life, up to 25 years, that begins on the purchase date.

Installation

To install this gutter guard system, you need to measure your lengths and cut them to side to lay flush with your gutter ends. If you have a 5-inch or smaller width gutter, you will need to perform a non-traditional install.

A traditional install means you slide the guard under the first row of shingles, lay the screen across, and use the included screws to mount to the gutter's front lip. A non-traditional install is the same process. However, before installing, you need to bend the screen along the front and rear edges to fit the width of your gutter.

This will make the screen fit deeper into the gutter but allows you to install on more gutter types.

Our complete review of the EasyOn Gutter Guard System can be found here.

Pros
  • Best choice for DIY installation
  • Works on several gutter types
  • 25 year warranty
Cons
  • Mesh can freeze over

Main Types of Gutter Guard Protection System

Gutter guards use various types of protection systems, and each one has advantages and disadvantages. Finding the right system for your needs can be a bit confusing. Let’s see if we can clear some of that up.

  • Micro Mesh
    Micro mesh is generally stainless steel that is woven into a fine mesh. The water falls through the screen material while leaves and debris are pushed off the top. It works well and can be found in flat, inset, and non-visible guard systems. Depending on the brand and level of mesh material, it can get quite expensive. You can find the sections in smaller lengths, but micro mesh is usually sold in 8-foot lengths. For DIY installation, you will need tools to cut stainless steel.
  • Gutter Foam
    Gutter foam is a newer method of guard system and uses pre-fitted sections of shaped foam padding. The foam is hidden as it sits under the gutter lip and absorbs the water like a sponge. The water goes through the foam material and down the downspout. Debris stays on top and is washed off over the gutter instead of down through the sponge. It is great at keeping drain holes and downspouts clear but requires frequent cleaning and replacement. Luckily it is relatively cheap and easy to install.
  • Gutter Brush
    A gutter brush works much like the gutter foam, but uses a pipe-cleaner style of wire bristles to trap the water and keep our debris. Gutter brush systems are a little more expensive than foam options but last a lot longer. The downside is that the bristles can hold on to smaller debris like pine needles and will need more frequent maintenance. However, installation is quick and easy, and you can remove the brush and spray it with a garden hose for easier cleaning.
  • Reverse Curve Surface Tension
    With surface tension guards, the water doesn’t flow through the guard but over it. It works on the water tension principle similar to pouring a glass of water out and having the water climb up the outside of the glass. Here, the water goes over the guard's lip and up into the gutter where it falls. Leaves, pine needles, and debris fall off instead of going up with the water. This system is among the most effective but also the most difficult to install. The angles need to match perfectly with the roofline, and professional installation is advised.
  • Gutter Screen
    Gutter screens are similar to micro mesh except the water holes are generally larger and can also be made from plastic. The simple to install system doesn’t require any tools and will fit under the first row of shingles. Because you have to lift and adjust shingles, your roof warranty may be at risk. Before you purchase this type of gutter, you should check with your roof warranty paperwork or call the company. Professional installation may be required for this purpose.

Gutter Guard Pricing Guide

When pricing your project, you will want to know how much gutter guards cost. The answer is that guard systems average anywhere from a few hundred to over two thousand dollars per project.

What you need to find out is how much the gutter guards cost per foot. Most brands sell their guards in 3, 4, or 8 foot increments. The average cost per foot will be determined by the brand and style of guard. On average, you can expect to pay $3 to $25 per foot for the various types.

LeafFilter gutter guards, for example, are among the best products but with the top-end prices. You should expect to pay between $1500 and $2200 for a LeafFilter guard system installed.


Professional vs. DIY Installation

When installing your gutter guard systems, you have two options: do it yourself or hire a professional. Some companies (most notably LeafFilter) have professional teams that will do the installation for you. This will cost more, of course, but the job is completed to your satisfaction and covered by an extended warranty directly from the company.

DIY installation will require a ladder tall enough to reach the gutters on your home, and a few hand tools. Each brand will have a different installation method, some requiring no tools, and others may need hammers, screwdrivers, or power drills.

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If you decide to spend the $5 to $15 average installation fee (per linear foot), you may want to check sites like Angie’s List for local experts and to get multiple quotes. A DIY install will save a bit of time and quite a bit of money, though.


A Guide on DIY Installation of Gutter Guards

For the cheaper guard systems like foam and brush, you can simply use your ladder and put the material in your gutters. Installation of this type only requires a few minutes per foot of gutter and the safe use of a ladder.

Other types like water tension, micro mesh, and gutter screen installations are a bit different. For the lighter flat-laying installs, you will need to pry the first layer of shingles and slide the guard system underneath. The weight of the shingles holds the guards in place.

For higher-end installs, you will need to ensure your gutters are level and at the right angle. The guard systems generally mount to the gutter itself or the facing of your roof’s eaves. Hammer and nails or a power drill and screws may be needed in these instances.


Gutter Guard Care & Maintenance

EasyOn Installation

When it comes to care and maintenance, the type of guard system you have will play a big part. Foam and sponge or other insert-style systems require you to remove the material, spray it off or pick it clean and then replace it.

Screen and mesh systems will also need to be removed. You may need to use a wire brush or power washer to unclog the screening form the finer debris particles. Once it is clean, you will need to reinstall.

For reverse curve systems, you will need to perform the most maintenance. The top shield needs to come off, get wiped down, and be cleaned off. You will also need to wipe out or spray the inner pieces to remove any debris that made it inside. Reassembly after cleaning is also required.


People Also Ask (FAQs)

Do Gutter guards really work?

Gutter guard systems work to keep leaves and other debris out of your gutters where they can breakdown and rot, causing sludge build-up or clogging the downspouts. Guard systems themselves, though, need care and maintenance just like your gutters would without them. They do what they are designed to do, but aren’t a “set it and forget it” answer for gutter debris.

Which gutter guard material is better to use, plastic or metal?

Plastic guard material is cheaper and easier to install. However, it does require a bit more maintenance. Plastic material guards are also susceptible to the elements over time. The plastic can discolor in the sun, dry and crack with temperature changes, and eventually need to be completely replaced, where stainless steel will hold up longer but costs more per foot to purchase and install.

Can you install gutter guards on existing gutters?

Absolutely. Existing gutters will require measurement and leveling to ensure a perfect fit, but gutter guards are designed for existing gutter systems. They don’t require you to replace gutters you already have.

Which type of gutter guard can I use for round gutters?

Round gutters may require more pliable guard systems. Gutter brushes and gutter foam are generally the best idea as they don’t need leveling or perfect angles to perform. You can take these two types of gutter guards and press them into place, regardless of slope or shape.

What are other brands of gutter guards that are worth looking into?

LeafFilter is still among the best in the business, and any serious inquiries should include the brand. However, there are other reliable gutter guard brands such as Leaf Guard, Gutterglove, and Shur Flo. Raptor is another top-end brand worthy of any list.

Will installing gutter guards void my roofing warranty?

Most gutter guards will not affect the roofing warranty. However, with that being said, the styles that require you to mount to the shingles, or lift the shingles to install the guards may void your warranty. It is always best to contact your roofing company and find out what the warranty details are when it comes to adding gutter guards.

Can gutter guards cause ice dams? What about leaks?

Gutter guards can cause ice dams because it is challenging to regulate the roof's temperature to match the gutter guard. Reverse curve systems can allow water to freeze on the top of the opening and build an ice dam. However, these cases are rare. If it does happen, you will need to bust the dam, so water doesn't accumulate under the ice, causing damage to your eaves or roof. The result can also cause water to get under the shingles and leak into your ceiling, wall cavities, or attic.

How do I get rid of ice dams on my roof?

The best way is to prevent them in the first place. Proper insulation, blocking all air leaks, and maintaining constant temperature across your roof is the only way to truly prevent ice dams. If they form, you can break them manually by removing the ice either through force or melting.

Is damage from ice dams covered by insurance?

Most insurances will not cover ice dams as they are not an act of nature but form due to improper drainage, heating, or installation issues that have nothing to do with the roof itself. Some whole-home insurances, though, so cover ice dams and other related issues. You need to check with your insurance company to find out where they stand on such coverage issues.

Where can I buy LeafFilter gutter guards?

LeafFilter gutter guards are among the best in the business, with professional installation as a viable option, you can currently only purchase the gutter guard systems directly from LeafFilter.


Conclusion

When looking for the best gutter guard system, you have a lot of choices. There are also quite a few considerations to make, which can confuse the decision process further. This article should have given you everything you needed to make an informed and ideal choice.

If you still are unsure which guard system to go with, take another look at LeafFilter. They are the largest and most reliable gutter guard system in the country and offer professional installation as a part of their sales program.

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