While shopping for a new gutter system, you’ve probably come across the terms sectional and seamless. There are many different gutter system options, from K-Style to gutter guards, complete systems, and traditional sectional gutters. While all perform differently, the ultimate goal is for them to drain water from the roof and carry it through the gutters, into the downspouts, and divert it away from the home.
While most gutter systems do a good job of carrying water away from the home, some don’t perform well. Some gutter systems are faulty with damage, while others aren’t designed well or made from durable materials. There are DIY options that can result in disaster and systems that shouldn’t be installed on homes in Central Virginia.
K-Guard Gutters performs better than any other gutter system on the market thanks to a few differences that set it apart from competitors. There are many advantages of K-Guard Gutters – keep reading to learn why seamless K-Guard Gutters are better for Lynchburg homeowners.
K-Guard Gutters are Leaf-free
Unlike traditional sectional gutters, K-Guard Gutters are leaf-free. What does that mean? Traditional sectional gutters, or half-round gutters, look like a half circle since the inside of the gutter is completely exposed. Sectional gutters are also installed in sections, cutting pre-made sections of gutter and downspouts to fit your home. These sections are attached using bolts, screws, and sealants to make the system look cohesive.
A disadvantage of traditional sectional half-round gutters is that they clog and leak easily. Small cracks and openings can form where the sections are connected thanks to strong wind gusts, snow accumulation, ice dams, and any other weather event that puts excess weight on the gutter system. These bolts and screws that hold the sections together loosen over time, allowing debris like leaves to get trapped in the small openings, accumulating quickly and causing clogged gutters.
K-Guard Gutters are leaf-free, meaning they’ll never get debris like leaves inside the gutter system, let alone clog. The curved hood keeps all debris out while allowing it to simply slide off, never accumulating on the system or putting excess weight on it. No debris means zero chance for K-Guard to clog.
K-Guard Gutters are High Capacity
Traditional gutter systems are lower capacity, moving less water through the system at a time. Most traditional gutters and downspouts are around 4”, while K-Guard gutters and downspouts are oversized at 5” wide, offering higher capacity than other residential gutter systems.
Living in Central Virginia means we get all four seasons, each bringing their severe weather. From torrential downpours in the spring to severe thunderstorms in the summer and heavy snow and ice in the winter, our gutter systems are constantly working to drain water from our roofs. K-Guard Gutters are high-capacity, allowing for more water to move through the system at a rapid pace. Traditional sectional gutters can overflow, unable to keep up with rapid rainfall.
K-Guard Gutters Require Zero Maintenance
Because K-Guard has a curved hood that keeps debris out, there are no clogs to clear or debris to remove. They require zero maintenance compared to other gutter systems that should be cleaned at least two times annually. This task is daunting, often taking hours if not days to complete, plus it’s dangerous since a tall ladder is required.
K-Guard requires zero maintenance! You’ll never need to clean your gutters again, giving you peace of mind knowing your gutters are always working optimally without the chance for clogs. Not having to clean your gutters gives you more precious time to spend doing what you love, not scaling a ladder with a bucket to collect debris inside a gutter system.
K-Guard Gutters are Extremely Durable
Traditional half-round gutters are made from aluminum, vinyl, copper, or steel. Gutter material matters when it comes to how well a gutter system holds up throughout the years. Vinyl gutters are becoming increasingly popular but shouldn’t be exposed to high humidity or torrential downpours. Copper gutters are beautiful but require routine maintenance to maintain their lustrous color, whereas steel is durable but rusts over time.
K-Guard Gutters are extremely durable. They’re made from 0.32 gauge aluminum compared to traditional aluminum gutters made from 0.27 gauge aluminum. They can handle hail, heavy snow, ice dams, and high wind gusts.
K-Guard Gutters are Backed by Warranties
The K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System is so durable that it is backed by multiple warranties! We offer a lifetime no-clog, no pull-away, and paint warranties! These warranties mean your gutter system will last a lifetime, looking as good as the day you installed it decades later. Most traditional gutter systems don’t come with warranties, let alone a lifetime warranty.
Why choose K-Guard? Seamless K-Guard Gutters are better than traditional gutters in many ways. They’re leaf-free, high capacity, require zero maintenance, are durable, and are backed by multiple lifetime warranties.
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!