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Behind the Scenes: How K-Guard Gutters Are Made


Have you ever been curious about how gutters are made? A lot goes into the process of making gutters, especially heavy-duty K-Guard Gutters. Let’s compare how traditional sectional gutters are made versus K-Guard so you can get a better understanding of the quality and process for the making of K-Guard Gutters.


How are Traditional Sectional Gutters Made?


Traditional sectional gutters are a gutter system that is installed in sections. Piece-by-piece, each section of the gutter system is mounted to either the soffit and fascia, hangers, or even the roof. Most sectional gutters are made from aluminum, though some are made from other materials like copper, steel, and vinyl, and have pre-measured and cut pieces that go through a gutter production process and are installed directly on the home and cut to fit when necessary.


Once a homeowner selects a style and color for their sectional gutter system, the gutter installation company brings enough pre-cut sections to the job site along with other materials. After dismantling your current gutter system, they’ll mount and hang every piece needed to fit your home, attaching each section to another by using bolts, screws, and sealants.

While sectional gutters are less expensive than most other gutter systems on the market, they cost homeowners more down the road. Those bolts and screws that hold each section and attach each piece can loosen over time from strong wind gusts, snow accumulation, rainfall, and clogged gutters that put excess weight on the gutter system.  The sealant may also wear down due to the elements and natural wear and tear, contributing to its shorter lifespan.




How are K-Guard Gutters Made?


Whereas traditional sectional gutters are pre-cut sections that are grabbed when needed, K-Guard is made on the spot at your home. Yes, you read that right! K-Guard Gutters aren’t made in a warehouse where they’re stored for years before being used. Rather, we make your K-Guard Gutter System at your home inside of our large truck. How is this possible?


During your free estimate, we take measurements of your roofline and current gutter system to get accurate measurements. Once you customize your gutters and schedule an installation date, K-Guard / One Stop Home Improvement Shop will arrive with our large truck over 20 ft.! All of our heavy-duty aluminum components are in our truck, along with our rolling machine that makes your K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System on the spot. How?


The making of K-Guard gutters is cool – we measure precisely how much we’ll need to be the perfect fit for your home, then take our heavy-duty flat coil stock and put it through our rolling machine. The rolling machine slowly and safely bends our heavy-duty aluminum K-Guard Gutters, ensuring the material isn’t damaged during the rolling process. Making seamless gutters has never been easier than with our rolling machine!

Because we make your K-Guard Gutters on the installation site, this makes for a perfect and customized fit, ensuring your new gutters are seamless and smooth, fitting your home like a glove. Unlike traditional sectional gutters that are pre-cut and cut to fit your home, K-Guard is made on the spot to fit your home.




Why K-Guard?


K-Guard is hands down the best option for homeowners in Lynchburg and surrounding cities. Because Central Virginia has all four seasons, homeowners need a durable gutter system that can withstand all weather conditions, from torrential spring rains to severe summer thunderstorms and heavy winter snow and ice storms. 


How does K-Guard work? For one, K-Guard is seamless, so there is no connecting many gutter pieces and relying on bolts, screws, and sealants to keep the system in place. Next, K-Guard has a curved hood that keeps debris like leaves and pine needles out, forcing it to slide off the gutters, never entering. Zero debris means zero chances for clogs to form, making K-Guard maintenance-free. 


Next, K-Guard has oversized gutters and downspouts that allow for more water flow at a rapid pace, never overflowing. Gutter capacity is important, especially in heavy rainfall and when meltwater is melting quickly. K-Guard is also extremely durable thanks to its polymer hangers that prevent it from sagging or tearing away from the home.


K-Guard / One Stop Home Improvement Shop has been installing and repairing gutter systems for decades with tens of thousands of happy customers in Lynchburg and surrounding areas. We can help with all your home improvement needs, whether you need help with an insurance claim or a quote for installing a new roof or gutter system. We’re here to help every step of the way throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free estimate!