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How Does a Leaf-Free Gutter System Work?

If you’re in the market for a new gutter system then odds are you’ve stumbled across the term “leaf-free” to describe a type of gutter system. A leaf-free gutter system, like the name suggests, is exactly that – a gutter system that keeps leaves out to avoid clogs.

While leaf-free gutter systems offer many benefits, the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is the most effective and most durable gutter system on the market. But how does a leaf-free gutter system work and what are some of the benefits of installing one on your home? Keep reading to learn all about leaf-free gutter systems.


How a Leaf-free Gutter System Keeps Leaves Out

The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is unmatched when it comes to how effective it is at keeping all leaves and other debris out of the system. Unlike other leaf-free gutter systems, K-Guard’s Gutter System is a complete system that includes three components. Most other gutter systems only contain one component (a mesh, hood, topper, etc.). To start, let’s review the K-Guard product and explain how all three components work together to keep leaves out of the system.



One of the most crucial components of the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System that sets us apart from the rest is our curved hood. Because of its sleek, curved design, all forms of precipitation including stormwater and meltwater flow from the roof and into the gutter. Because our hood is curved, it enables leaves and other debris like sticks and silt to slide off of the gutter system and prevents them from entering the system. Water is the only thing that’s able to adhere to our curved hood and enters the system through a narrow opening. Nowhere for debris to enter equals no way for your gutter system to become clogged!



Our gutters are 5-inches which is much larger than most other leaf-free gutter systems. Our oversized gutters allow for more water to move through the system so precipitation isn’t left to sit and collect, leading to issues like overflowing gutters and leaks. Living in a climate that has a very active winter with high snow accumulations, it’s important to have a gutter system that allows for large amounts of meltwater to move through.



Much like our large gutters, our system has oversized downspouts compared to other gutter systems. They’re able to handle a minimum of 23 inches of rain per hour – much more than most other gutter systems on the market. Open-top/half-round gutter systems and other “complete” systems have downspouts that are too small to handle large amounts of precipitation and meltwater. 

All three of the components mentioned above work together to keep leaves out of the system and to eliminate the possibility of clogged gutters. K-Guard gutters are completely engineered, fully integrated, and seamless leaf-free gutters. No other gutter protection system can offer the benefits that K-Guard can.


Benefits of Installing the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System

Now that we’ve discussed how the K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System works to keep leaves out and water flowing through the system, we’ll explain some of the benefits of installing a leaf-free gutter system.

  • Because our large downspouts allow for more precipitation to be pushed through the system at a faster rate, your home stays better protected against flooding and moisture retention.
  • You will never need to clean your gutter system – no way for debris to enter means nothing to clean out!
  • Our gutter system is so durable that it’s backed by three-lifetime warranties.
  • The K-Guard Gutter System is guaranteed transferable for the life of the home.
  • Our system is sleek and attracts potential buyers (it’s also available in 37 colors that are guaranteed to complement your home).

The list above only includes a few benefits of installing K-Guard – we could go on and on about how durable and effective our leaf-free gutter system is. When you choose our gutter installation service, you eliminate clogged gutters and drainage issues for the life of the home – something other gutter systems can’t promise.

Ready to install your seamless, leaf-free gutter system?  Schedule a free in-home estimate today. Our estimates include all the information you need to make an informed decision on installing K-Guard, including a thorough assessment of your home’s current gutter system. We proudly install the K-Guard Gutter System across the state of Colorado including, but not limited to, the following locations:


We look forward to helping you eliminate clogged gutters and drainage issues forever!


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