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Debunking Common Gutter Myths

03 June 2024

Don’t Fall for These Phony Facts: Debunking Common Gutter Myths

As responsible homeowners, we all want to protect our homes from the elements. Gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage. But with so much information out there, it’s easy to get confused.

Here at LeafGuard of Cincinnati, we want to empower you to make informed decisions about your gutters. Let’s debunk some of the most common gutter myths we encounter:

Myth #1: Gutter guards eliminate all cleaning needs.

Fact: Gutter guards are fantastic at keeping leaves, debris, and critters out of your gutters. However, some finer materials like shingle granules or pine needles might find their way in. While cleaning frequency is significantly reduced, an occasional inspection and removal of any built-up materials is still recommended.

Myth #2: Seamless gutters are more expensive than traditional gutters.

Fact: While the upfront cost of seamless gutters might be slightly higher, they offer several long-term benefits that traditional, sectional gutters lack. Seamless gutters are custom-made for your home, eliminating leaks at seams and reducing the risk of clogs. Additionally, they offer a cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing look.

Myth #3: Rain gutter size doesn’t matter.

Fact: Rain gutter size plays a crucial role in efficiently handling water runoff from your roof. Undersized gutters can overflow during heavy rain, leading to water damage around your foundation. A qualified gutter installation professional can assess your roof size and recommend the appropriate gutter dimensions for your home.

Myth #4: DIY gutter installation is easy and saves money.

Fact: Installing gutters properly requires expertise and specialized tools. Improper installation can lead to leaks, sagging, and ultimately, the need for costly repairs. Hiring a professional gutter installer ensures a secure and functional gutter system that protects your home for years to come.

Myth #5: Gutter covers void your roof warranty.

Fact: Reputable roofing manufacturers typically don’t void warranties due to the use of gutter guards. However, it’s always best to look for gutters that attach to a home’s fascia boards rather than the roof which can void the roof’s warranty. 

Keeping Your Home Protected: The LeafGuard® Difference

At LeafGuard of Cincinnati, we offer a revolutionary gutter solution – the LeafGuard Gutter System. This patented design features a built-in gutter guard, eliminating the need for separate add-ons. LeafGuard gutters are:

  • Clog-free: The unique design keeps leaves, debris, and even small animals out, virtually eliminating cleaning needs.
  • Durable: Made from high-quality materials that withstand harsh weather conditions.
  • Seamless: Custom-fitted to your home for a beautiful, leak-proof fit.
  • Guaranteed: Backed by a lifetime clog-free guarantee for peace of mind.

Don’t let gutter myths lead you astray! Contact LeafGuard of Cincinnati today for a free consultation and learn how our gutter solutions can protect your home and save you time and money in the long run.

We are committed to providing exceptional gutter installation services and gutter protection products to homeowners in the Cincinnati area. Let us help you safeguard your investment!