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K-Guard vs. Filters/Screens

Experience the ultimate in home protection with our K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System. Uniquely designed to keep twigs, pests, and debris out while efficiently flushing water through, this system is more than just a gutter – it’s peace of mind for your home.

The K-Guard Advantage

When it comes to protecting your home or building from water damage, gutters play a crucial role in directing rainwater away from your property. In this comparison guide, we will explore the key differences between K-Guard gutter systems and Filters/Screens. By understanding the advantages of K-Guard, you can make an informed decision and choose the superior solution for your gutter needs.

What Makes K-Guard Better?

K-Guard gutters feature a unique, patented design that sets them apart from Filters/Screens.


Built In Hood

K-Guard gutters feature a built-in hood and large-capacity trough, effectively preventing clogs and reducing the need for frequent cleaning and maintenance.



K-Guard gutters are constructed from durable materials, such as high-quality aluminum, ensuring long-lasting protection against bending, denting, and warping.



K-Guard gutters offer customization options, including different sizes, configurations, and colors, to fit your property’s specific needs and enhance its overall aesthetics.

K-Guard vs. Filters/Screens

Key Comparisons

Clog-Free Performance

The patented design of K-Guard gutters incorporates a built-in hood and large-capacity trough, effectively preventing debris from entering the gutter system. This unique design ensures clog-free performance, reducing the need for frequent cleaning and maintenance.

Enhanced Durability

K-Guard gutters are constructed from heavy-duty, high-quality aluminum, making them highly durable and resistant to bending, denting, and warping. They can withstand harsh weather conditions and maintain their structural integrity over time.

Aesthetics and Seamless Design

K-Guard gutters feature a sleek and seamless design that enhances the overall aesthetics of your property. The custom-fitted installation ensures a clean, streamlined appearance without visible joints or brackets.

Maintenance and Peace of Mind

With their self-cleaning mechanism and debris-blocking hood, K-Guard gutters require minimal maintenance. You can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that your gutter system will function efficiently and effectively without the need for regular cleaning or constant upkeep.

Pest Prevention

The integrated hood of K-Guard gutters acts as a protective barrier, preventing pests such as rodents, birds, and insects from entering and nesting within the gutter system. This feature helps maintain the cleanliness and functionality of the gutters, reducing the risk of clogs and potential damage caused by pest infestations.

Increased Rainwater Handling

The large-capacity trough in K-Guard gutters efficiently handles significant volumes of rainwater. The hooded design allows water to flow freely into the gutter while keeping debris out, ensuring optimal water management and reducing the risk of water damage to your property’s foundation.

K-Guard VS Filters/Screens


Effective debris protection with a built-in hood and large-capacity trough.
Reduces the frequency of gutter cleaning and maintenance.
Prevents clogs and potential water damage to the property’s foundation.
Customizable to fit the property’s specific requirements.
Enhances the aesthetics of the property with a sleek and seamless design.
Provides a long-lasting and durable solution with 032 aluminum construction.
Requires minimal maintenance with a built-in hood design.
Handles larger volumes of water effectively with a larger trough capacity.


May provide limited debris protection, but can still allow smaller particles to enter the gutter system.
Requires regular cleaning and maintenance to remove trapped debris from filters/screens.
Can experience clogs and reduced water flow, potentially leading to water damage.
Limited customization options as they are typically mass produced products.
May have a less seamless appearance due to the presence of visible filters/screens.
The durability of filters/screens can vary depending on the material and quality.
Filters/screens require regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure proper functioning.
The water-handling capabilities of filters/screens may be limited, especially during heavy rainfall.

Our Guarantee

At K-Guard Rocky Mountains, we are committed to providing our valued clients with the highest level of quality, professionalism, and customer satisfaction. We stand behind our work and offer a solid guarantee to ensure your peace of mind throughout the entire project.

With our guarantee, you can embark on your project with confidence, knowing that K-Guard Rocky Mountains is dedicated to delivering exceptional quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Experience the peace of mind that comes from choosing a trusted partner in construction. Contact us today to discuss your project requirements and let us exceed your expectations with our unwavering commitment to excellence.

Real Life Examples and Case Studies

Luke Burlander

My experience with K-Guard Gutters has been a real game-changer compared to Leaffilter. The mesh screens I previously had caused me headaches, needing frequent power washing and cleaning. But with K-Guard Gutters, my frustration vanished, and I'm blown away by their effectiveness. Honestly, I wish I could equip Airstreams with K-Guard Gutters – that's how much they've impressed me.

Marcie Strueh

I'm really excited to share my amazing experience with K-Guard Gutters – they totally outperformed my previous go-to, Leaffilter. So, let's talk about Leaffilter – yeah, it kept leaves out, but oh boy, the mesh screen caused major icicle issues during winter. I mean, seriously, that mesh just can't handle the cold. Despite solving other problems, those stubborn ice icicles remained. Now, here's where K-Guard Gutters came to the rescue. No joke, after they set up their system, the difference was night and day. Fast forward to the next winter, and guess what? No more icicle hassles! Their smart design truly delivered, and I'm beyond thankful. Big shoutout to K-Guard Gutters for giving me the peace of mind I've been craving.

Frenette Rodger

I'm thrilled to share my exceptional experience with K-Guard Gutters, a superior choice compared to Leaffilter. Despite being promised maintenance-free performance, my frustration grew after having to clean my Leaffilter gutters. Watching water overflow just three years after installation was disheartening. The ordeal led me to K-Guard, and their installation reassured me that I'd never face gutter maintenance again. Completed in 2020, my K-Guard Gutters proved their efficiency when I called in 2022, concerned they might be clogged. However, upon inspection, everything was perfect. It turns out the water overflow I was seeing was not due to the gutters, but rather from trees. K-Guard Gutters has truly transformed my gutter experience, providing reliability and peace of mind.

Neicha R.

Friendly and honest. A few days after they came and installed the gutters (on the day they promised, no delays) it rained and I noticed the gutters in the back of the house didn't seem to be working correctly. I took a couple of videos and emailed them to Terry, their office admin. The owner, Jackson, called me right away, came to inspect them a day or so later, and had a team come and correct the issue a day after that. I read horrible reviews about K-Guard's competitors with trying to correct issues post installation. K-Guard had outstanding reviews and I am happy to add to them. They really do stand behind their product.

What Our Customers Say About Us

I added a roof over my deck and needed 22′ of gutter and a two-story downspout. This, being such a small job, was not of interest to most gutter installation companies I spoke with. Jackson and K-Guard took on the job and managed to complete exactly what I needed exactly when I needed it. The workmanship is excellent and the communication top-notch. Highly recommended.

– Jacque N.

five star rating

I am very pleased with the responsiveness, workmanship, and friendly demeaner of all the staff. My gutters leaked and clogged with leaves for decades and within two weeks of calling K-Guard, all those concerns are gone. The day after the gutters were installed there was a torrential downpour. Before the installation, water would have poured over my decrepit gutters like a waterfall. The K-Guard gutters performed perfectly, and I’m very much looking forward to no more “de-leafing” the gutters in the fall.

– Paul S.

five star rating

My wife and I decided we were too old to be climbing on the roof to clean our gutters, so we contacted K-Guard for an estimate. The sales person was very professional and gave us an excellent presentation and a to-the-penny estimate for replacing our old, decrepit gutters. They scheduled their installation ten days later and we couldn’t be happier. The crew was prompt and did a thorough job, including cleanup. I heartily recommend this vendor.

– Jim M.

five star rating

Frequently Asked Questions

Are K-Guard gutters effective in preventing clogs?

Yes, K-Guard gutters are highly effective in preventing clogs. The built-in hood and large-capacity trough design keep debris such as leaves, twigs, and pine needles out of the gutter system, allowing water to flow freely and reducing the need for frequent cleaning.

Can K-Guard gutters handle heavy rainfall?

Yes, K-Guard gutters are designed to handle heavy rainfall effectively. The large-capacity trough can accommodate significant volumes of water, reducing the risk of overflow and potential water damage to your property’s foundation.

How durable are K-Guard gutters?

K-Guard gutters are engineered for durability. They are constructed from heavy-duty, high-quality aluminum that resists bending, denting, and warping. This ensures that the gutters can withstand various weather conditions and provide long-lasting protection for your property.

Are K-Guard gutters customizable to fit my property?

Yes, K-Guard gutters offer customization options to fit your property’s specific requirements. They are available in different sizes, configurations, and colors to accommodate your architectural style and water flow needs.

Do K-Guard gutters require regular maintenance?

K-Guard gutters require minimal maintenance compared to traditional Filters/Screens. The self-cleaning mechanism and debris-blocking hood help prevent clogs, reducing the need for frequent cleaning. However, it is still recommended to inspect the gutters periodically to ensure optimal performance.

How does the warranty for K-Guard gutters work?

K-Guard gutters typically come with a warranty that covers workmanship and materials. The specific terms and duration of the warranty may vary, so it’s important to consult with your K-Guard representative or review the warranty documentation to understand the coverage provided.

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