Notes from a Remodeling & General Contractor for the Wichita, KS Area
Any Kansas home owner with trees in their neighborhood knows that cleaning gutters isn’t a fun job. From leaves and maple tree “helicopters” to snow and ice, it can be dirty job to keep your gutters clear and insuring water properly flowing away from your house. Anyone that has ever hauled out their ladder has thought about gutter screen guards or cover systems. But where do you start?
Today’s Gutter Screen Systems
Gutter guard technology has continued to improve of the years. There are a variety of products to keep leaves, twigs, and debris from entering into the rain gutter. At S&A Construction, we work with several different brands of gutter screens/guards in order to allow the homeowner choose the best system for their needs and budget. Below we outline five of the more popular ones we work with.
This simple profile is made of powder-coated steel with small-sized holes and stands up great under heavy debris and snow loads. The screen with its reverse bend is fastened to the front of the gutter with screws, and installs under the shingles for a very strong system.
|Dry E-Z-Under Gutter Screen||Wet E-Z-Under Gutter Screen|
This entry-level mill-finish aluminum has a solid aluminum front edge that is micro-crimped for a strong product that will not come apart. It works well in light debris loads.
|Dry E-Z Drop In Gutter Screen||Wet E-Z Drop In Gutter Screen|
Leaves, seeds, and pine needles are no match for Leaf Exterminator. The unique Micro-Pore filtration system prevents debris from entering your gutters, while handling ANY rainfall.
|Dry Leaf Exterminator||Wet Leaf Exterminator|
LeafProof® makes surface tension work for you, the homeowner. The “S” bend causes the water flow to reverse and churn, which slows the momentum of the water as it comes off the roof. The “S” bend also permits the portion of the Leafproof panel which covers the gutter, to be installed at a fairly level slope. This reduces the speed of the water even more. As a result, when the water flow reaches Leafproof’s® water channel, the water flow once again reverses and drains into the gutter.
|Dry Leaf Proof||Wet Leaf Proof|
Say goodbye to clogged gutters due to leaves, ice and snow. Leaf Relief®, the leading gutter protection system on the market, keeps gutters clean year-round. Simple to install without disturbing roof shingles, Leaf Relief fits most gutters and is backed by a 10-year “no-clog, no-overflow” warranty.
|Dry Leaf Relief||Wet Leaf Relief|
Need More Information? Contact a Trusted Local Roofer in the Wichita, KS area
We hope the above helped you become more informed about guttering screen systems. If you are in the Wichita, KS area and in need of a new roof or just more information, please consider S&A Construction of Wichita KS. Give us a call or e-mail any time.
And as always, let us know if you have any questions, other ideas, or comments!