Gutter Cap VS leaf protector

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Gutter Cap VS leaf protector. Your comparison guide!

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If you’re like many area homeowners, you dread cleaning your gutters several times a year. If that sounds like you, then you are in the right place, since we have all the information you need to select a gutter protection system to make gutter cleaning a thing of the past! When you have a look around, you’ll find that there is just a dizzying variety of gutter protection products. Here at Gutter Cap, we want to help you make heads or tails of what options are out there, and ultimately to pick the best solution for your home. We offer this information in as unbiased a way as we can, and hope you find it helpful!

What are leaf protector?

Leaf protector are an entirely new gutter with a built-in protection lip. They replace your whole gutter system, and are installed typically in one seamless unit. This is a more involved process than most gutter protection systems, so much of the cost of the product and the installation is essentially wasted. After all, your gutters are likely fine, being built out of aluminum they can last for many years. Your gutters have a problem, but that is just that they are being clogged with debris. No need to replace them to fix that problem!

Leaf protector are an effective (if expensive) way to prevent debris from clogging your gutters. Our Gutter Cap system actually works by a similar principle, but with an important twist. Leaf protector are vulnerable, during heavy rain, to simply jettisoning water off the sides of the roof, rather than capturing the water in the gutter system. That is because uncoated aluminum is a very smooth surface, and does not slow the water down. This may not sound like a problem, but water escaping the gutter is exactly what you want to avoid, as it can erode your landscaping and damage your foundation!

How does Gutter Cap compare?

When you weigh your options, the gutter protection system that is best for you depends on a number of factors. If your gutters are otherwise damaged and would benefit by replacement, leaf protector do offer an integrated new gutter system. That being said, the intrinsic properties of uncoated aluminum do present a risk to your landscaping and foundation, as water can escape the roof in heavy storms.

By comparison, our Gutter Cap offers a clever twist on this design, for all of the benefits with none of the downside! We designed our gutter protection solution after having closed considered the available solutions, and just finding none that did the job adequately. For instance, our Gutter Cap operates by a similar principle by using rainwater’s natural surface tension to redirect it, but with a different material to slow its flow. By using metal coated in asphalt, we can ensure that the water flows over the filter slowly. That way, it doesn’t end up in your yard, or worse, in your basement!

At Gutter Cap, our gutter protection products can offer you fantastic savings and more free time at home. We invented Gutter Cap to provide a refined and matchless gutter protection system, and our happy customers will attest that we hit the nail on the head! With our custom-designed, asphalt-coated Gutter Cap, you have all the advantages of a protected gutter, without the need to worry about your home or foundation. Give us a call today and we will answer any questions you may have, as well as provide you with an in-home consultation and price quote!

How Gutter Cap Works:

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.

The Gutter Cap Advantage:

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 Installation:

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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