If you are looking for a quality do it yourself leaf guard that is designed by the same company that supplies the professionals you might consider the Alu-Rex Clip N Guard.
It is geared towards the homeowner who wants a sturdy gutter protection but is easy to install with no special tools or fasteners needed. It just snaps in place! It’s made of aluminum so it will not rust and is compatible with your aluminum gutters. It comes with a 25 year warranty that you will not have a clog in your gutter.
Cleaning your gutters is an unappealing job on the list of household duties, plus it can be dangerous so having a leafguard will reduce the frequency or eliminate the need to clean at all. A slight breeze will blow all debris away on most homes.
If you live in a treed area leaf guards are a must. With no leafguard your gutters become one big leaf trap. Leaf protection will keep the leaves up, out of the gutter and keep them free flowing. When leaves are kept out of the gutter by a leafguard they can blow away by a slight wind. If the leaves are down in the gutter they will not blow out!
The Clip N Guard comes in 3 foot pieces and snaps down in place under the front lip of the gutter. It’s that easy. The holes are large enough to let all the water through but keep the large downspout clogging debris out. Its also easy to remove if you ever want to take a peek inside.
The old screen/mesh leaf guards of the past had openings that are too big and were hard to secure properly. These mesh leaf guards are most likely why most homeowners feel that leaf guards do not work well. They worked okay at best. They required cleaning underneath with too much debris getting into the gutter. This resulted in extra work or charges from gutter cleaning companies. See the picture below of the old mesh as compared to the more modern leafguard design.
The good thing about the Clip N Guard for the DIY homeowner is that it can be cut to length with a good pair of scissors. Most people would have these at home.
If you have corners on your home there is a template that comes with each box to show you how to properly cut inside or outside corners.
If you are not comfortable working on a ladder then please call a professional and they can handle this project for you. We have professional versions of this leafguard that is screwed down in place. However I wrote this blog post for those who will be doing their own gutter protection so I hope to be of help in your product selection and application. Check out our video below of how easy it is to install.
Th Clip N Guard is currently on special on The Shopping Channel where your order comes with a free gutter scoop for cleaning out your gutter and a free pair of heavy duty scissors. Here is the link:
It can also be bought at Costo.
You can check out the Clip N Guard website at: http://www.clipnguard.com/
If you live in Scarborough, North York or another area in or near Toronto and would like a quote for the professional version called the T-Rex or Gutter Clean System which are also made by Alu-Rex then please call our office at 416 615 0443 or visit our website at http://www.eavestrough.ca.
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