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K-Guard vs. LeafFilter

Experience the ultimate in home protection with our K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System. Uniquely designed to keep twigs, pests, and debris out so that you never have to clean it. LeafFilter, on the the other hand, requires repetitive cleaning and power washing to maintain it’s performance. The choice is clear.

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 LeafFilter gutters. 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 LeafFilter gutters. More importantly, you never need to clean out your K-Guard gutter like you do with LeafFilter gutters.


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. LeafFilter Gutters

Key Comparisons

Effective Debris Protection

K-Guard: K-Guard gutters feature a built-in hood and large-capacity trough that effectively prevents debris from entering the gutter system. This ensures clog-free performance and reduces the risk of blockages caused by leaves, twigs, and other debris. LeafFilter: LeafFilter utilizes a micromesh screen that allows water to flow through while blocking even small debris. However, some smaller debris may still accumulate on top of the screen, potentially leading to clogs and reduced functionality over time.

Clog-Free Maintenance

K-Guard: With its self-cleaning mechanism and debris-blocking hood, K-Guard gutters require minimal maintenance. They significantly reduce the need for regular cleaning and provide hassle-free gutter protection.

LeafFilter: While LeafFilter claims to minimize the need for cleaning, smaller debris can still accumulate on the surface, requiring occasional cleaning to maintain optimal performance. Also requires power washing from time to time to maintain performance.

Durability and Longevity

K-Guard: Constructed from heavy-duty, high-quality aluminum, K-Guard gutters offer exceptional durability and resistance to bending, denting, and warping. They are designed to withstand various weather conditions and provide long-lasting protection for your home.

LeafFilter: LeafFilter utilizes a stainless steel micromesh screen with a durable frame. While the materials used are sturdy, the longevity and durability of the system may not match the robust construction of K-Guard gutters.

Aesthetics and Curb Appeal

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

LeafFilter: LeafFilter’s micromesh screen may be visible from the ground, potentially affecting the visual appeal of your home. The appearance may not be as seamless or visually appealing as K-Guard gutters.

K-Guard VS Leaf Filter


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.

Constructed from durable 0.032 aluminum for increased durability.

K-Guard gutters are a new replacement, ensuring a fresh and reliable system.
The built-in hood design separates water and debris, providing a maintenance-free solution.

Leaf Filter

Limited effectiveness in debris protection due to potential gaps and design limitations.
LeafFilter is a mesh screen that requires power washing every 2-3 years to prevent clogs.
LeafFilter’s mesh screens may clog over time, leading to reduced water flow and water damage.
LeafFilter is added to existing gutters, limiting customization options.
LeafFilter’s mesh screens are less visually appealing compared to the seamless design of K-Guard gutters.
LeafFilter utilizes a wire mesh screen mounted in plastic, lacking the same level of durability.
LeafFilter is added to existing gutters, potentially resulting in poor compatibility and performance.
LeafFilter’s mesh screens require regular power washing every 2-3 years to maintain performance.

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

Narcue 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.

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.

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.

Glenn K.

Very professional installation and followup to check for problems. They clean up and haul away old stuff. Leaves and debris were not my biggest problem it was birds nesting in the gutters. I have a house vent over the laundry that melts snow in the winter so I had to add heat cable in that area else some big ice drapes formed it that area. It was an easy retrofit. They cost a bit more than some but are larger and very sturdy. They should solve my bird problem permanently. Easy to recommend. Color selection was large to!

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 LeafFilter gutters. 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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Additional Resources

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