What Is LeafGuard And Why Is It Important?

Most homeowners never give a lot of thought to their gutters. These features are out of sight, and you never notice them unless there is a problem. If they are not functioning properly, the gutters can cause serious problems that you won’t notice until it’s too late. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow. Needless to say, water soaking into the edges of the beams and decking of the roof will cause rot which may lead to leaks inside the house. 

No one wants water accumulating in the attic. Water in the ceiling and walls can cause the ceiling to suddenly collapse. The leaks can also create perfect conditions for mold growth. Mold is a serious health risk for anyone in the home. On the outside, overflowing water from the gutters will erode the soil along the side of your foundations and pool against the walls. Pooled water will also absorb into the concrete walls causing them to shift and crack. Thousands of dollars’ worth of landscaping can literally be washed away by an overflowing gutter. Leaks in the basement can cost between $20,000 and $30,000 to repair and seal properly.

The worst part is it doesn’t take much for a gutter to clog. A handful of leaves can clog the opening of the downspout, and once that happens, the entire trough will fill and overflow. The weight of the water in the gutter can also cause the spikes holding it up to pull loose and leave space between the gutter and the wall allowing water to get into the wood behind the gutter as well. Even with all these issues in mind, it is not easy for you to climb a ladder once a month to inspect the gutters and ensure they are clear, firmly attached, and sloped properly to encourage water flow. So what is the solution? The solution is to replace the old gutters with something more intelligent. LeafGuard offers that solution. 

What is LeafGuard?

The LeafGuard Gutter system is a revolutionary rain flow management system that protects your biggest investment from all these hazards and does it in style. It has been scientifically designed using a principle known as Hydrostatic Adhesion. It works by eliminating the possibility of clogging while at the same time protecting your home.  At Trades by Jack, we strive to provide our clientele with only the best products in their class. We want customers that are happy with our products and service for years to come, not just happy with the price for a little while. That is why we are proud of the LeafGuard system.

With the patented Hydrostatic Adhesion design, LeafGuard provides truly superior performance and a maintenance-free alternative. Guaranteed never to clog and never to separate from the fascia, LeafGuard lives up to its motto – Get It and Forget It! This unique one-piece system with an integrated cover is the only leaf protection system that never needs cleaning. It looks great too. Meticulously designed, the LeafGuard System is not just a new eavestrough. Every aspect of the installation has been re-imagined to function efficiently and harmoniously from end to end.

How LeafGuard Gutters Work?

Through painstaking design and considerable attention to detail in the manufacturing process, LeafGuard provides unparalleled performance and longevity. Hydrostatic Adhesion ensures that nothing but rainwater gets inside your LeafGuard system. Rainwater follows the curve of the patented integrated cover and is directed into the trough while leaves, shingle grit, pine needles and other debris are sloughed off the edge of the cover and directed away from the interior of the trough. As a matter of fact, the system is guaranteed for life never to clog. It provides efficient and reliable management of rainwater that is shed by your roof. 

When selecting a clog prevention solution for your home’s gutters, you need to look no further than the LeafGuard System. Conventional gutter covers or screens stop the eavestroughs from clogging by catching the leaves and debris above the trough. The problem is it doesn’t matter whether the trough is clogged or just covered by a thick layer of leaves; if the water can’t get through, the result is the same- overflowing and damage to your home.

LeafGuard Features and Benefits 

  • Our custom-designed brackets are placed 50% closer together than the industry standard. This ensures a tight, secure fit that allows us to guarantee that the system will not pull away from the fascia for the life of the home.
  • The use of high-quality recycled aluminum for the construction of the system provides far superior durability and longevity. Additionally, our trough is made from a material that is 20% thicker than the industry standard, which provides exceptional rigidity and strength. Add this to our fully trained and highly experienced personnel who display the same attention to detail and customer service, and you have an unmatched customer experience.
  • The LeafGuard system also uses a unique installation procedure that allows it to hold up to 250 pounds without pulling away from your fascia. That is the equivalent of 8 feet of snow and ice piled up on top of the trough! You can rest assured that once the system is installed on your home, it will be truly maintenance-free.
  • The system is also equipped with extra-large downspouts for rapid flow of rainwater and a specially designed adaptor to connect the downspouts to the trough. We even found a better way to attach the downspout to the wall, so you don’t have to worry about it falling off.
  • The LeafGuard system is also designed to ensure that no water gets in behind the system to cause damage to your fascia boards or roof decking.
  • LeafGuard is designed to replace conventional eavestroughs around your home. It eliminates all the problems associated with conventional gutters and does the job in style. It not only prevents clogs completely, but it also protects against damage from rainwater behind the trough, damage from ice and snow accumulating on top of the system, damage from water overflowing and eroding soil around your home, and damage to the foundations of your home.

Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Purchase LeafGuard

  1. Safety

Climbing up a ladder to clean your eavestrough is one of the most dangerous things you can do around your home. In Ontario, there are approximately 9000 emergency room visits every year due to non-occupational ladder falls. Ladder falls are responsible for 59% of all the deaths due to falls in the 65-74 age group. When you consider the fact that the average homeowner has to climb the ladder 30 times or more each time the eavestrough needs to be cleaned, you can see how big the risk is. Stay off the ladder and stay safe with LeafGuard.

  1. Convenience

Once you are up the ladder, cleaning the eavestrough is a miserable experience. Scraping rotting leaves, twigs, and animal feces out of the trough is no fun. This is more so in the cold or on a windy day.

  1. Economy

Paying someone else to clean them for you can add the costs up quickly! Depending on the size of your home and who you hire, it can cost anywhere from $300.00 to $800.00 or more. Multiply that by two or three times a year for 25 years, and you could buy a new car.  If you end up hiring someone, make sure they are insured and covered by WSIB. If they are not and they fall, it could cost you a lot of money in liability. The LeafGuard system pays for itself in just a few years.

  1. Performance

The LeafGuard system will give you top-rated performance for as long as you own your home. The LeafGuard system is guaranteed never to clog

  1. Dependability

The LeafGuard system has been carefully designed and constructed to provide decades of worry-free and maintenance-free service. You will never need to deal with eavestrough again.

  1. Protection of your biggest investment

The LeafGuard system eliminates the overflowing of rainwater, thus protecting your home from the damage that water can do.

  1. Increased property value

The sleek lines of the LeafGuard system actually add to the appearance of your home, thus increasing curb appeal. Additionally, the fully transferable Lifetime Warranty becomes an added feature if you decide to sell your home in the future.

  1. Compatability

The LeafGuard system is designed to be fully compatible with any roof design and any roofing material.


LeafGuard Vs Other Gutter Systems

When put side by side against other leading gutter systems on the market, LeafGuard remains on top. It offers the best gutter protection available in the market today. While leading brands like Hoods, Covers and Helmets and Gutter Screens & Mesh Toppers help keep debris out, LeafGuard goes a step further. It offers these key benefits that you will not find with the aforementioned brands:

  • Eliminates leaks
  • One-piece design 
  • Customized to your home
  • Never have to clean 
  • No-pull guarantee

Trades by Jack is proud to be Ontario’s authorized dealer for the LeafGuard system and has been for ten years. We provide our products and services in the following areas: Southwest Ontario, London, Sarnia, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Niagara Region, Hamilton, Brantford, Simcoe, Burlington, Oakville, Georgetown, Mississauga, Toronto, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan, Markham, Newmarket, Barrie, Pickering, Uxbridge, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Peterborough, Kingston, and anywhere in between. Contact us today for a no-obligation quote and presentation of the LeafGuard system. We are happy to show you what LeafGuard can do for you!


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