As we approach the fall season and anticipate leaves falling — including those pesky pine needles! — you may be looking to upgrade your gutter system. For the best leaf-free gutter guard and pine needle-proof gutter system, we recommend K-Guard’s full gutter protection. But what makes K-Guard unique? Compared to how other gutters work, how do our gutters work?
You may be wondering, “Will K-Guard work on my home?” The answer is a resounding YES. K-Guard’s gutter solution works well on any home. From ranches to revivals, colonials to contemporaries, mid-century modern to mansions, K-Guard is an ideal gutter system.
K-Guard’s smooth and integrated gutter system has a solid construction with parts that all work together to provide full gutter protection. It’s a uniquely engineered system based on the principles of physics. What sets our system apart?
The K-Guard System
- Fold Over Hem: This piece of the K-Guard system folds over the edge of your roofline, protecting your fascia boards to preserve your roof.
- Node: Working together with the hanger, the node ensures precise installation each time.
- Gutter system material: The system is made of the most durable material on the market: .032” aluminum.
- Hanger: These high-strength hangers are hung every 24” on your home to guarantee holding capability for your K-Guard system. Heavy rainfall? Bring it on — K-Guard can handle Mother Nature’s worst.
- Curved structure: This design aspect provides great curb appeal to your home and the gutter system.
- Hood: The hood is arguably the most exciting part of the K-Guard system. This hood is placed over the top of the gutter, which allows the debris to run off the top of the gutter rather than into the gutter. This makes our system leaf-free, pine needle proof and clear of any frisbees or footballs!
We know that you have choices when it comes to gutter protection. Compared to competitors, our system has clear advantages.
Our system is installed above the floodplain and includes all interlocking parts for one seamless system. Other gutter systems often offer just the pieces you’re interested in (i.e. a gutter filter), regardless of fit and function.
In addition, by installing our system above the floodplain rather than directly to your roofline, we ensure that your roof is protected. Typical gutters don’t offer that advantage.
Other systems boast about their products not canceling your roof warranty. But the fine print may tell a different story. Review contracts thoroughly; often, you’ll find that what you’re promised is not what you receive. Many warranties require annual detailed cleaning with a fine-tooth brush. There’s nothing “maintenance-free” about that! Our comprehensive warranty lasts for a lifetime.
K-Guard’s system will never void your roof’s warranty. Period.
Just one inch of rainfall may not seem like much. But did you know that, on an average-sized roof, one inch of rain adds up to a 1,900-gallon torrent off the roof’s eaves! That’s a lot of water and a lot of potential for damage. Not every gutter system can stand up to that kind of force.
But our downspouts are 4” x 3.” This enlarged size means that our gutter system can withstand more precipitation, up to 40%. These downspouts can handle up to 22” of rain per hour! Competing downspouts, with 2” x 3” construction, are unable to handle that much rain, especially if there is other debris in the gutter. A K-Guard system can handle anything the Colorado meteorologists predict.
Because of our gutter hood, our gutters are protected from leaves, pine needles, frisbees or footballs as mentioned above, but also from sticks and other debris. As a result of our seamless construction, we can offer a 100% clog-free guarantee on all K-Guard gutter systems. Any other gutter systems, including those with gutter filters, will require annual cleaning, which can lead to increased expenses if you hire this service out.
No Filter “Shelf”
Gutter filters can create shelves. A shelf is where small debris sits on the filter (creating the “shelf”) and, due to its small size (think pollen or seeds), eventually falls into your gutter. This creates what we call a “gutter garden,” leading to the same problem that your gutter would face without a filter, which means annual maintenance despite filters’ promise to be maintenance-free.
Since K-Guard has an all-inclusive gutter protection system, you do not need to worry about the shelf. Pine needles, which are notorious for causing dangerous gutter clogs, are no longer a worry with K-Guard.
If you’re looking to increase the resale value of your home, we can help. Regardless of when you put your home on the market — in one year or ten! — K-Guard’s system is fully transferable for the life of your home. This can greatly increase your resale value and what a great consideration to give home buyers when they are looking at your home!
When you’re shopping for clothing, food, or other products, your goal is to purchase the best product the first time to eliminate repeat purchases and increased spending. It’s all about the investment! Shopping for gutters should be no different.
K-Guard Rocky Mountains offers a leaf-free, pine needle proof, fully protected and maintenance-free system, unparalleled by competitors. Contact us today to receive your free in-home estimate and learn why K-Guard should be in your cart when gutter shopping.