Leaf/Debris Protection Screens
Clogged Gutters are the #1 cause for gutter malfunction. This can result in several issues with the home:
- Overflow of muddy water onto the home that seeps into walls.
- Insect infestation due to egg-laying bugs in the gutters.
- Foundation erosion and cracking.
- Water pooling on the ground ruining landscapes.
- Rotted fascia, soffits, and attic rafter tails.
- Gutters sag and pull away from the fascia boards due to water weight.
- Decks rot from cascading & pooling water, brick and concrete walkways break apart from water damage.
- Basement leaks and mold/mildew develops.
- Ice dams form under roofing shingles to damage roof systems.
When you’ve had enough of dragging out the ladder every time the gutters stop functioning the way they should, you most likely start researching leaf protection. Do you need leaf guards, gutter guard, leaf screen, gutter cover? With so many products out there at all different price points, how can anyone make an educated decision on what product will best serve their needs – and work as-advertised on their home?
Cape Cod GutterPro has installed millions of feet of gutter over the last 40+ years. Along the way, we have seen many products come and go from the marketplace. The major separation between the leaf protection products is that some are guaranteed and most are not guaranteed. We have narrowed our offerings down to two products manufactured by Englert Metals, Englert LeafGuard® and Englert MicroGuard® plus other options for Copper and Fiberglass Gutter Leaf Protection.
Englert LeafGuard® is our Guaranteed, No-Clog Gutter System that was added to our product line in 1993. The LeafGuard® Brand System revolutionized the industry by providing a one-piece system for residential and light commercial applications with a Lifetime Clog-Free Guarantee, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty on its ScratchGuard® paint finish. After 20+ years of Leafguard® installations, it is the only system we stand behind with a Lifetime No-Clog Warranty. Learn More
Englert Microguard® is our add-on leaf protection product that effectively minimizes the need to clean debris from your new or existing gutters. This product offers an affordable solution to keep most debris from getting inside the gutters but may need occasional cleanings.