Posts Tagged ‘gutters’
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
One of the most important issues homeowners need to think about when choosing a gutter guard is one that most of them aren’t really aware of. Quality gutter guards make it infinitely easier to maintain a home’s gutter system, but there is no such thing as a zero-maintenance product. Any company that claims otherwise is being deceptive in order to try to make a sale.
The truth is that leaves and debris still have to go somewhere even after a cover or insert has been installed, so buyers need to choose gutter protection that’s easy to maintain. And that’s exactly what you get with GutterStuff, the one and only original foam insert.
Easy Installation and Easy Maintenance
GutterStuff foam inserts are very simple to install and easy to take care of after installation. Basically, you need only a good pair of scissors or snips to cut the last piece to length on a run, and that’s it. It is also very simple to maintain GutterStuff foam filters in order to maximize their performance and extend the life of your roof.
Maintaining Proper Gutter Function
It is recommended that homeowners clean off their rooftops once a year after they install their GutterStuff foam filters. Sweeping off any leaves and other debris from the roof, especially valleys and other areas where it can gather, makes it easier for the gutters to perform at a high level over time. And this also helps prevent premature shingle wear, particularly in northern climates with the wintertime freeze/thaw cycle.
It’s even easier to take a leaf blower to the roof and blow off any debris to prevent it from gathering atop the GutterStuff gutter guards. Just a few minutes once a year will keep your foam filters and roof in great shape for years to come.
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.
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, June 28th, 2011
Using Gutter Guards from GutterBrush can save individuals time and money. During routine home maintenance, individuals must regularly climb up to the roof and clean out the rain gutters to ensure a smooth path for rain to move through. This prevents unnecessary clogging, blockage, and water damage that can occur if rain water gets stuck inside the rain gutters for long periods. To prevent clogging and water damage, individuals can install GutterBrush Gutter Guards to protect their rain gutters.
Shaped like a rounded brush with firm bristles, GutterBrush Gutter Guards sit firmly between the walls of rain gutters to form flexible seals that block out larger pieces of debris like fallen leaves or garbage kicked up by the wind. This kind of debris gathers in rain gutters over time, forcing homeowners to regularly clean out the gutters to prevent debris blockage and water damage.
GutterBrush Gutter Guards work to prevent blockage, brushing off most leaves and garbage on contact and trapping the rest inside. Because of the guards’ firm bristles, even most pine needles and maple seeds will not make it through to the rain gutters, deteriorating over time after prolonged exposure to the sun and keeping gutters clear for the flow of rain.
Traditional leaf guards can be very expensive. Individuals can spend thousands of dollars on unsightly leaf guards that do not protect gutters very well and can be unsightly to look at from the ground. GutterBrush Gutter Guards sit so snugly inside the gutters that individuals will not see them from the ground or street, working effectively but without ever imposing on the eyes. Furthermore, they are cheaper. With professional estimation and installation, individuals will pay much less for Gutter Guards than they would for traditional leaf guards, saving time, money, and effort spent cleaning and repairing clogged gutters.
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
The days of climbing up the ladder with a bucket in tow to clean the gutter has come to an end. The revolutionary GutterBrush has shattered not only the world of the neighborhood kids going from door to door offering to clean gutters, but also that of professional gutter cleaners everywhere!
The concept of the GutterBrush is surprisingly simple. The brush is designed to fit snuggly into a gutter stopping leaves and other debris from getting stuck, while water will easily run under the brush. Although very small leaves and pieces of debris may get stuck on the top of the brush, water will always be able to flow under the brush and through the gutter. Stop watching the money and time wasted pour out of the gutter with dirty water; go with the brush and save time and money.
The GutterBrush is extremely easy to install and doesn’t require roof changes or even tools! In fact, the brush only requires 3 easy steps for installation! Unfortunately, those pesky gutters will have to be cleaned the old fashioned way, but for the last time, before installing the GutterBrush. Don’t worry; some joy can come out of the chore knowing that it never has to be done again! Next, fill the gutters just have to be filled with the GutterBrush. The brush never has to be cut, only folded, to fit different gutter lengths.
The product is becoming so popular and effective that it can even be a smart addition to a home-related contracting business. Clients will appreciate the fact that the product will save them oodles of money in the long run leaving happy clients and even happier contractors!
The GutterBrush is risk free and comes with a one year satisfaction guarantee and 25 year warranty against defects.
Friday, June 24th, 2011
There’s not a home owner on the planet that doesn’t dread two times of year: spring and fall. Twice a year home owners around the globe have to climb up on rickety ladders, balance themselves on roof tops and clean out gutters. Of course, you could opt to not clean out your gutter and end up with some attractive looking foliage sprouting from the edge of your roof. If you don’t, however, plan on using your gutters as planters, the GutterBrush gutter cover is the way to go.
The GutterBrush gutter cover fits all types and sizes of rain gutters. There’s no need to modify your gutters, pry up your shingles or otherwise change your roof to fit the covers. You can even easily install them yourself, saving labor costs that can be better spent on something far better. Simply clean your gutters one last time, fill your gutters with Gutter Brush and you’re done.
So why don’t you need to spend thousands of dollars on more expensive gutter helmets? Because the GutterBrush works just as well, if not better. The bottle brush design stops large debris from entering your rain gutters and suspends smaller debris, letting the wind simply blow it away. Rain passes unobstructed through the bristles, traveling through the gutter and out your downspouts simply and effectively.
You can rest-easy ordering the GutterBrush gutter cover. The system comes with a one-year, 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you aren’t happy with your GutterBrush gutter cover for any reason, you’ll be refunded your purchase price with absolutely no hassle. There is also a 25-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship to further provide a feeling of security when ordering GutterBrush.
So, if you, like the rest of us, are sick of cleaning your gutters, order a GutterBrush gutter cover; you won’t be disappointed!
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
It’s one of those lazy fall Saturday afternoons. The neighborhood is alive with children playing football in the streets and their parents busily raking the leaves into a pile like there’s no tomorrow. The smell of burning leaves fill the air. Leaves slowly depart from the branches like snowflakes falling from the sky, and into…gutters. Cleaning gutters has become one October pastime that most homeowners could do without.
Cleaning gutters takes a lot of time, hard work, and no hang-ups with getting a little dirt under the fingernails. The first precautions one must take when cleaning gutters is to wear gloves at all times. This offers protection from any dirt, debris, or other harmful foreign substance that may come into contact with the skin. Next, a beneficial tool to remove the leaves with is a trowel, which is shaped like an elongated diamond. One last essential is a ladder, for gutters that seem to reach the heavenly realm. It is a very intimidating feeling taking those first few steps up the ladder, and reaching the top offers no sudden relief. The top of the ladder feels weightless, and the danger of falling back first into the hedges below increases by the minute. Using the trowel, the homeowner can begin shoveling all the excess leaves out of the gutter like shoveling snow off a sidewalk. Several hours later, the exhausted homeowner looks at the emptied gutter with a gleam in his eye and wonders why he couldn’t just pay one of the neighborhood kids to do it.
Following the aforementioned steps can ensure a safe and productive day of cleaning gutters. The proud homeowner can rest assured knowing that all of these safety guidelines were met. He then ponders the possiblility that next month he will have to do it all over again.