Gutterguard Spares the Hassle as Leaves Begin to Fall
- Aug 28, 2012
With less then a month left before the official start of fall, the days of raking and cleaning gutters will soon be upon us. While forgetting to rake the grass will ruin your lawn and shy prospective renters away from your property, forgetting keep your gutters clear carries even more serious repercussions. If leaves or other debris block rainwater from flowing through your property’s gutter and downspout system, you are looking at thousands of dollars in rainwater and mold damage repairs.
As any teenager who has earned their allowance the hard way knows, cleaning out gutters is not the easiest or safest of tasks. Why not avoid this risky, messy and time consuming process all together? As Ben Franklin and your grandmother once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The cure, in this case, is the Gutterglove Gutterguard.
The protective system can be installed over existing gutters and tailored to fit your specific needs based on climate, location and property size. The system in its most basic form consists of two components, a perforated aluminum channel and stainless steel mesh. The mesh, which is fixed into grooves along both sides of the channel, allows more than 150 inches of hourly rainfall to filter through the gutter while keeping debris from entering the system. The anodized aluminum channel frame is environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant and designed to last. There is also an available Leafblaster protection system that has a v-shaped steel mesh to keep leaf and other debris shedding off the gutter if your asset had a particularly heavy green coverage.
If snow, ice and leaves are presenting a problem for buildings in your management portfolio, then Gutterglove Icebreaker might be just what you are looking for. It integrates a heated cable directly into the aluminum channel. The heat radiates through the steel mesh to keep ice from forming. This means that snow melts before it gathers and slides of in an avalanche that takes your gutter along for the ride. And because Icebreaker still incorporates the steel mesh that filters out leaves, pine needles and other debris, your downspouts will be nice and clear. This means that your gutters will not grow deadly ice torpedoes, and you won’t ever have to worry about one of your maintenance crew pulling a Clark Griswold.