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Gutter Cap VS leaf gutter filters. Your comparison guide!


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Are you looking forward to never cleaning your gutters again with the help of a gutter protection system? That’s great, you’ve found the right spot! You may be bewildered by the sheer number of gutter protection options available on the market, either offered by home improvement companies or available for sale at the hardware store. Here at Gutter Cap, we are here to help! Our favorite customer is a well-informed customer, so we offer what we hope is impartial and unbiased reviews of existing gutter protection systems. We hope you find this information helpful!

What are leaf gutter filters?

Leaf gutter filters are a plastic mesh filter that fit on top of your gutter. They are screwed into your existing gutter, with one half of the filter slipped under your first roof shingle. We aren’t huge fans of plastic gutter protection, for reasons you can imagine. Think of a lightning strike or a hail storm, two not altogether uncommon occurrences in stormy weather. A plastic system can’t survive either impact, and in the more likely event of a hailstorm, you may not even notice that the system has been compromised. You certainly won’t enjoy climbing up a ladder to check – after all, that’s what you bought the system to avoid!

Leaf gutter filters are reasonably efficient at preventing large debris from clogging your gutter from the inside. Think of leaves, branches, and similarly sized organic matter. You run into problems when the leaf gutter filter, which is installed over your gutter like a colander, becomes clogged with smaller debris. The Leaf Protectors simply does not work until it is wiped clean and hosed, which requires you to climb a ladder and clean your gutters. Again, that’s the exact task you are looking to avoid because it is so hazardous!

How does Gutter Cap compare?

In the end, the gutter protection system that is best for you depends on a number of important factors. If you are operating on a tight budget, an off-the-shelf leaf gutter filter is the lowest cost option in terms of upfront costs if you elect to install it yourself. With that in mind, we would recommend that you think about long term costs for your home maintenance. In the not-uncommon event that your leaf gutter filter is damaged in a storm or become clogged with roofing granules, you will be in the same boat you are in today, with more or less unprotected gutters that require costly and tedious maintenance!

By comparison, you can count on Gutter Cap to require no maintenance, ever! We designed our gutter protection solution after having closed considered the available solutions, and just finding none that did the job adequately. We patented our solution to take advantage of the natural surface tension of water, so that rainwater flows down our solid metal cap and into the gutter, while debris runs right off of the roof. No amount of debris can clog your Gutter Cap!

Here at Gutter Cap, our gutter protection product can offer you unbeatable savings and more time to enjoy yourself at home. We manufactured our patented solution since we were thoroughly unimpressed with the other gutter protection products on the market, as their designs clogged so predictably and preventably. With our uniquely designed, asphalt-coated Gutter Cap, you have all the advantages of a protected gutter, without the need to worry about your leaf gutter filter becoming clogged. Give us a call today and we will answer any questions you may have, as well as provide you with a in-home consultation and price quote!


Gutter Cap installs over the first row of shingles and gutter.  The majority of debris is pushed off by the wind.  The remainder is flushed off through the principle of surface tension.  Rainwater adheres to the Gutter Cap and drains into the gutter while the debris falls to the ground.

There is consumer awareness that metal dome gutter protection systems are the most effective.  Gutter Cap takes the design even further with a fully rounded nose, and a patented trough system.  Gutter Cap has an installation training facility available in Chicago.  All installers that have passed the rigorous training course become factory certified.

Gutter Cap can be installed on almost any type of roof, shingle type, and pitch from flat roofs to mansards.  The patented design allows gutter cap to mount directly to the lip of the gutter without the use of clumsy brackets or clips.  The panel follows the contour of the roof and blends in with the roofline making it practically invisible. 

Why a Gutter Cap System

Why go through the misery of cleaning your gutters, Install Gutter Cap!



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Protect Your Entire


A Gutter Cap System will protect your entire home from the foundation up to the roof. A clogged gutter can cause damage that can have significant impacts on your home. Gutter Cap will make sure your home asset is protected!

Roof Damage

Water in Basement

Fascia & Wood Rot

Foundation Damage


At Gutter Cap we make customer satisfaction our main priority.  See what our clients have to say:


Great product!  Gutter Caps do what they are supposed to do…keep leaves and debris out of the gutters!  I’ve had this system on my home for 12 years and couldn’t be happier.


Brian, Davenport IA

I’m glad I found them – they do great work, completed my project in a single day, and my entire experience from start to finish was excellent. The workmanship of the installation is really first class from end-to-end and I didn’t have to supervise a single thing, and there was nothing I’d change


Neil, Naperville IL

A really good product from a company who began gutter protection over 20 years ago. They have been innovators in the business for years.


John, Branson MO


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