‘Leaf Defier’ Archive
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
There are countless gutter protection products on the market today, and many consumers have a tough time selecting the right gutter guards for their homes. Manufacturers these days are producing some nice designs, but many brands and styles have significant limits on their performance. Before buying any gutter guards, it is good to get a rundown on important considerations to look at so you can be sure to choose the right product for your home.
Ease of Installation
Naturally, DIY homeowners will usually find it important to choose gutter guards that install easily. Many of the products available today require a cordless drill and other tools to install. It’s not an easy task balancing on a ladder while handling a gutter guard and trying to fasten it into place; this is why these products typically require professional installation. Do-it-yourselfers should look for gutter guards that install easily without tools.
Gutter Guard Cost Comparison
The price of gutter protection can be staggering, often several times more expensive than all-new gutter systems. It is smart to check out several brands in order to make sure you find an affordable gutter guard. Compare the cost of some top brands and you’ll be sure to save some money off the job.
Durability of Construction
Gutter guards are asked to do a tough job in all types of weather. They need to be durable and able to withstand summer heat and winter cold. Choose products that feature weather-resistant materials such as polypropylene and that feature UV coating for extra protection.
Investing in exterior home improvement products like these can require substantial capital. For this reason, consumers should make sure that the gutter guards they choose are backed with a great warranty by a reputable company they can count on for quality and reliability.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Rain gutters on your home are very convenient to have. Who wants to get wet from a wall of water pouring down right next to your front door anyway? Even better is the fact that your landscaping won’t suffer from washouts during a rainstorm if you have a gutter system in place.
However, the real pain with gutters is having to clean out all of the debris that it collects. If you don’t routinely do this then it’s not like having gutters at all. If you don’t feel like climbing a ladder and risking your neck from this cumbersome task the you are left with two choices. You can either cut down your trees or install gutter guards.
The wonderful thing about gutter guards is that they are relatively worry free once installed. Gutter guards will keep debris such as leaves and sticks from clogging your gutters. There are also many types of gutter guards depending on your environment. For example, one type of gutter guard is better to have if you live in a place that receives a lot of snow. Gutter guard are easy to install and will last forever provided you maintain them correctly and spend the extra money on a quality product. Your local home improvement stores will have representatives to help you make the best purchase. They can also offer installation services if you don’t want to do it yourself. Besides, cutting down trees is probably not a good idea since they provide needed shade and beautify your home.
Installing gutter guards is worth the time and money and is a good investment for your home. You will have more time for other things and your neck will thank you for it.
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
If your home has gutters, you are all too aware of the problem of clogged gutters. Every spring, it’s time to set up the ladder and make the journey up to your gutters to remove soggy leaves and debris. And if you live in an area with lots of trees, you may even have to clean those gutters a couple of times a year. Otherwise, your home is susceptible to expensive damage such as water rot, insect infestations and mold. Unfortunately, climbing up on a ladder and cleaning gutters yourself is not only dangerous but sometimes impossible on two or three story houses.
Finally there is an alternative to gutter cleaning. Leaf Defier gutter guards are the intelligent solution to the problem of gutters that no longer perform properly. Leaf Defier gutter guards work with any new or existing house gutter system. Their patent-pending design allows water to freely flow into the gutter while preventing leaves from passing through the filter. Leaves sit on top, dry up and blow away effortlessly.
One of the most attractive features about Leaf Defier gutter guards is that, because they sit inside the valley of the gutter, they are not visible from the outside of the home. And because Leaf Defier gutter guards are treated with biocides, fungicides, and a UV inhibitor, you don’t ever have to worry about mold, fungus or sun degradation.
Contractor installed, Leaf Defier gutter guards slip under the gutter spikes and lay across the length of the existing gutter. There is no need to remove or adjust your existing gutter system.
If you are still risking your life to clear clogged gutters yourself, it’s time to make the move to Leaf Defier gutter guards.
Friday, July 29th, 2011
The Leaf Defier doesn’t just “defy leaves” that wind up in a homeowner’s gutter, but protects the home against all kinds of damage. The product is made out of weather and heat resistant “multi-polymer.” Even during the worst storms, rainwater is allowed to simply flow through it and down the spout.
Leaves don’t have a chance to clog the gutter. Clogs allow water to accumulate and potentially damage the house by getting behind the walls or under the roof and causing rot. With Leaf Defier installed, leaves are washed away with the rain water. Or, if the leaves and other debris are dry, the wind will just blow them away.
This multi-polymer insert comes in four foot lengths and is simple to install, and doesn’t even need tools for installation. It just needs to be slipped under the gutter hooks and then fitted along the gutter’s length and width. Many gutters are about five to six inches deep, and Leaf Defier can be custom made to fit any gutter.
Because it’s treated with a biocide and a fungicide, unsightly and potentially toxic mold, mildew and other fungi are prevented from growing in a gutter installed with Leaf Defier. The product is also treated to resist sun damage. After many hours of testing alongside chemically coated and untreated urethane filters, Leaf Defier performed noticeably better. After 4500 hours of testing its surface degradation was just .09%. 4500 hours would correspond to five years of exposure to the elements. It’s also fire resistant. When methenamine tablets were ignited on a section of the multi-polymer and a section of one of the other fabrics, the fire burned right through the other fabric but hardly affected the Leaf Defier material at all.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Traditional gutter guards are a useful way to avoid cleaning gutters. Unfortunately, these handy gutter covers can be expensive. To complicate matters, gutter cover installation can be difficult. While most gutter covers are low profile, many individuals would prefer an even less obtrusive solution to cleaning gutters. Enter Leaf Defier gutter protection. Composed of a lightweight, open cell, polyurethane, Leaf Defier gutter protection is cost-effective and easy to install. Dirt and debris rest on top of the material until it is washed or blown away, while water streams through the open cell material and out the gutters exactly as it should. The Leaf Defier system is designed to fit directly into the gutter channel like a filter, resulting in gutter protection that is not visible from the ground level.
As noted above, Leaf Defier gutter protection is incredibly easy to install. The flexible material is simply slid under the existing gutter spikes and pulled into position. No hardware, tools, or additional tinkering is required!
While some may fear that such a simple system will not stand the test of time, that is definitely not the case. Leaf Defier gutter protection is composed of sturdy material that is built to withstand extreme weather. This material has been successfully tested in wind, heat, ice, cold, and heavy rain. Leaf Defier gutter protection has been treated with fungicide to help prevent the growth of mold, mildew, fungi, and moss.
Although many people simply avoid cleaning their gutters, this is not a wise option. Gutter build-up can result in gutters flowing into the foundation or against wood finishes that will rot when exposed to frequent streams of water. There is no need to risk such damage when Leaf Defier offers an inexpensive and easy to use solution.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Cleaning gutters is one of the most hateful household chores. The person assigned to this undesirable task must drag out a ladder and fish out the filth and grime that collects in the rain gutters. A difficult task for the young and healthy, elderly or ill homeowners may not even be able to complete such a job. While it can be tempting to simply ignore the build-up found in gutters, this can cause other problems. Gutters are designed to channel water away from the house, and clogged gutters may result in water pooling into the foundation or under siding, causing damage in these areas.
Some companies have come up with alternatives to the dangerous task of cleaning gutters on a teetering ladder. Gutter guards or gutter covers feature a cap that covers the gutter, allowing water, but not debris, to enter the channel. Unfortunately, these can be costly to install and maintain. A great alternative to cleaning by hand or installing expensive gutter covers is the Leaf Defier gutter insert. The Leaf Defier consists of an open cell polyurethane insert that fits directly within the gutter. The water flows through this material and out the downspout, just as it should. Unlike gutter covers, the Leaf Defier fits directly inside the gutter like a filter, making it virtually invisible from ground level. Lightweight and flexible, Leaf Defier is easy to install by both homeowners and professionals.
Leaf Defier is composed of a material that is designed to withstand UV exposure and extreme heat and cold. The material is also treated with Biocide and Fungicide to help inhibit the growth of mildew, fungus, mold, and moss. Such sturdy construction ensures that the highly effective Leaf Defier will help keep gutters clean for many years to come.
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Gutter cleaning is an important and frequent home maintenance task. Gutters may need attention several times per year, so hiring others to clean them can be costly. To save money, some homeowners attempt to tackle this job themselves. Unfortunately, in addition to the obvious risks associated with climbing ladders and working on rooftops, contact with illness-causing organisms is a concern. To avoid these hazards while controlling costs, consider installing a gutter protection system such as the Leaf Defier, which allows proper rain management while keeping vegetation out.
How does the Leaf Defier protect you and the other occupants of your home against disease?
* First, there is no need to handle decaying debris that accumulates in gutters over time. Unlike the earthy material found in home compost piles, this buildup can become smelly and slimy, indicating that harmful bacteria and mold may be present. Household rubber gloves are subject to tears and punctures, while sturdier outdoor work gloves may allow seepage. Either way, skin contact with gutter goo is almost inevitable. In addition, some material will fall onto your property even if you are collecting the debris for disposal with your other yard waste.
* Second, the Leaf Defier itself is treated to control unwelcome organisms, including fungus and mildew, during the manufacturing process. Should dirt or small bits of organic material that are too small to slide off the top of the insert be blown or carried into your gutters, there is no cause for alarm. These fragments will simply wash out in the rain without producing undesirable growths.
* Finally, no leaf accumulation means no clogged downspouts. With Leaf Defier installed, you won’t worry about disease-carrying mosquitoes breeding in stagnant water that you can’t easily remove. Another benefit is that gutters won’t overflow, preventing wood rot that can attract insects and other unhealthy infestations.
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
If you are sick and tired of constantly having to rid your gutters of unsightly leaves, twigs and debris, Leaf Defier gutters, manufactured by Monzi LLC, may be the answer to your problem. Leaf Defier inserts are made out of durable open cell polyurethane allowing for non-obstructed water flow into the insert, continuing throughout your gutter system and quickly escaping down the gutter spout. Leaf Defier inserts are available for 5 inch and 6 inch K style gutters as well as 5 inch and 6 inch half round styles. Leaf Defier inserts may also be custom ordered to fit other various style gutters. Standard Leaf Defier inserts are manufactured in 4 foot sections.
Backed by a 25 year warranty, Leaf Defier gutters are specially treated to prevent growth of mold and mildew. Leaf Defier gutters also eliminate standing water, rotting debris and leaf decomposition keeping your home safe from wood rot and insect infestation. Leaf Defier gutters are manufactured with UV protection to prevent sun damage, keeping your rain filtration system in top condition for many years to come. Leaf Defier inserts fit snuggly inside of your existing gutter system and are virtually undetectable. This latest craze in gutter filtration may have you back where you belong, spending your weekends with your family instead of stuck on a ladder declogging your gutters. The Leaf Defier system is reasonably priced, compared to other gutter systems, and instillation is much easier than most other systems.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
It’s just awful when autumn comes and those beautiful leaves fall off the trees and right into your gutter. When this happens, the gutter will clog up and those leaves will stay there until you get them cleaned out. Unfortunately, mold, fungus, moss, algae, rotting boards and soffits can form on those wet leaves and cause you even more problems. That’s when the Leaf Defier would do its’ job.
The Leaf Defier is a low tech polyurethane insert that can be cut and shaped to fit perfectly in your gutter. Not only does it help the leaves just dry up and slide off, it also keeps water flowing during a very heavy torrential rainstorm. You won’t have to worry about the gutters getting overflowed with too much water. When the rain water flows right through the Leaf Defier, it will go to the gutter valley and right out of your downspout. This will save you a bundle because clogged gutters can cause loads of water damage to your home.
So having a Leaf Defier will already help you with problems with leaves and rain. It can also prevent any other types of debris from lingering in the gutter. If there is some construction work happening on your street, any type of debris could fly into your gutter and remain there. The Leaf Defier will take care of that.
This fantastic product will even keep an insect infestation from happening. The Leaf Defier is flexible and lightweight and just needs to be slid under the gutter spikes and pulled across the entire gutter. It’s very easy to do. It is practically invisible after installed and won’t even mar the beauty of your home.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Cleaning gutters is a nightmare for those who fear heights. Even those who are not bothered by heights do not enjoy standing up on a rickety ladder to remove leaves and other debris that accumulate in gutters. Luckily, innovative designers have created the Leaf Defier gutter guard. This gutter guard is easy to install and unobtrusive, making it preferable when compared to more traditional designs.
The Leaf Defier Gutter Guard Works Better
Gutter screens are one of the more traditional options for blocking dirt and debris from entering gutter channels. While they may work for a while, they eventually get clogged or wear down, allowing dirt and debris to pass through. Cleaning out gutters with screens is even more difficult than cleaning uncovered gutters. Louver styles covers are another common option. These covers block leaves from entering while allowing water to slip through the louvers. Unfortunately, small pieces of debris can make their way through the slits, and these, too, will need to be cleaned. The Leaf Defier gutter guard fills the entire gutter channel, making it impossible for dirt and debris to accumulate. Leaves and dirt rest on the top of the Leaf Defier until it is washed or blown away.
The Leaf Defier is Reasonably Priced and Easy to Install
Both screen and louver style covers are difficult to install and are more costly than the Leaf Defier gutter guard. Many individuals need to hire contractors to install the more traditional gutter covers. The Leaf Defier is composed of a flexible material that is simply slipped beneath the existing gutter rails. No tools or special skills are needed for installation!
Clean Gutters Are Important
Clogged gutters improperly channel water, potentially causing water damage. The Leaf Defier gutter guard is a cost effective way to avoid this problem.