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by | Aug 22, 2023 | Gutters | 0 comments

Though gutter protection technology has likely been experimented with and used in simpler forms, the earliest known patent for a gutter guard was filed by Sylvanus Sawyer in 1908. This patent described a device intended to keep leaves and debris out of rain gutters.

Leaf guard technologies have continued to develop and improve over the years, with various companies introducing their own designs and products to address the issue of clogged gutters.

If you have a gutter system and have trees around your home, a quality, properly installed leaf guard system is a very important addition. These products are going to save you money, time, and not to mention, reduce your stress and headaches! Those who have already installed a leaf guard system or have ever had one know all too well of their importance.

But, which is right for you? There are so many to choose from. PVC, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, or copper, micro- mesh, perforated, hinged; pop-in, screwed on, or clipped on. With that many choices how could anyone ever know which is best? While there are leaf guards that are light years better than others, not all are going to be perfect for your particular area or be effective against the types of foliage you have around your home.

What we can say is that you will want a durable product that has been proven to be effective and drastically reduces your workload. No system can say it is 100% effective. Each has its positives and it’s negatives. Do you have pine trees? Probably wouldn’t want a standard wide mesh leaf guard. Large oak trees? May not want a system that lays flat. It end up allowing foliage to lay on the leaf guard and cut off its effectiveness. Even micro-mesh, the newest go-to leaf guard can have troubles.

Speak with a trusted, knowledgeable rain gutter installer that knows your area and will sell you what works best, not necessarily makes them more money.

Duncan Custom Gutter & Copper Craft, Inc.
+1 850-455-7246