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K-Guard Is the Top Choice for Gutter Systems

At the high end of gutter protection systems is one that, unlike others, includes the gutters themselves, designed as a component of the system. Other products, whether hoods or micro-mesh filtering systems, are added to existing gutters, doing their best to protect channels for which they were not specifically engineered. No wonder problems abound after a heavy storm.

K-Guard Gutter Systems

K-Guard gutter systems give consumers the real deal and the whole enchilada. 5-inch troughs are included, engineered to work in concert with their hoods, made of the same material in the same color. Hangers are also included and do not make contact with the roof, due consideration being given even to the height of the roof. It is easy to see that these features make K-Guard the top choice for gutter systems.

By the time new gutters, protectors, and fasteners are added to the cost of the toppers that constitute other protection systems, K-Guard gutter systems are competitively priced. Vastly superior to mix-and-match toppers that add a protection system to existing gutters, K-Guard gutter guards are more durable and more aesthetically pleasing. They essentially look like exterior crown molding.

The only gutter on the market to offer a rear drainage channel, the K-Guard gutter system gives water two ways to get in. Leaves and debris are kept out of the trough, providing a clog-free system for moving water away from the house. Because they are wider and able to accommodate larger downspouts, flushing is easier and drying faster.

Tucked under existing roof shingles, topper products eventually lift them, allowing water to get under the shingles and into the house. K-Guard gutter systems are attached directly to fascia board. Never touching the roof itself, these gutter protection systems leave roof warranties untouched as well. Cost effective, visually pleasing, and most importantly a top performer, K-Guard is the best choice a consumer can make.

Why You Should Have a Gutter Inspection

The parts of a home’s gutter system that are difficult to access are the area’s most likely to be damaged by corrosion and water damage. This is the principal reason for having an inspection on a yearly basis. While clogged downspouts may be easy to spot and clear, corroded fasteners are not, and fasteners that are not aligned properly can potentially cause a leak in the roof itself.

Gutter inspections for your home

Even clogged downspouts need to be approached properly. Far from simply shoving a stick or tool of some kind up the spout to clear leaves and debris that are blocking it, which can damage the downspout, parts of the gutter may have to be removed in order to access the blocked area. Poking at blockages is a common way for homeowners to damage gutters.

If water is left in gutters, mold can develop within 48 hours. If that mold is simply allowed to remain around gutters, it can penetrate the house itself. In rare cases, it may even lead to black mold, which is a serious health hazard.

The metal flashing which attaches to the fascia at the edge of the roof is a problem spot. It secures the fascia and prevents leaks through the subfascia. Gutters are typically attached to it, either under it or against it. These attachment points need to be inspected for evidence of leaks or mold and, as mentioned, the fasteners need to be carefully checked.

Discolored siding, gutters, and eaves indicate leaks, and gutters that sag require immediate attention. A sagging gutter means either fasteners lost to corrosion or a rotting of the wood behind the fascia, probably due to a leak and the subsequent accumulation of water. Whatever the cause, gutters that sag result in water going where it is not wanted, up against the foundation of the house, which may cause dampness in the basement or an actual leak. A simple gutter inspection can save homeowners a lot of expense.