Product Profile: Gutter Protection

ABC Seamless
The Hurricane Leaf Protector is designed to attach to 5- and 6-inch gutter systems to keep acorns, leaves, twigs, bird’s nests and tennis balls from clogging gutters. Water flows cleanly through perforated “eyes” that are punched through the steel design. The hurricane has been tested and refined to an 8-row design. The Hurricane is available in 27 colors of 28-gauge steel. 1

Absolute Gutter Protection
Gutter ProTech is a premium rain gutter cover made of .027-inch aluminum. Available in 32 colors and copper, it has two rows of offset filtering louvers on the vertical face of the panels. With no openings on top, not even at the valleys, gravity works with the product. 2

Alsco Metals Corporation 
The Alsco Gutter Guard allows the gutter to perform its intended function of directing rainwater away from the house and into the gutters so water does not damage the home. The triple row of strengthening ribs make Gutter Guard extra rigid and stable — fabricated from heavy-gauge aluminum — it’s installed using the SureFit Clip. Installation is a breeze with the unique hi-grade stainless steel SureFit Clip with positive-positioning stops that guarantee correct positioning and eliminate torquing, allowing the non-corrosive screw to lock securely in place every time. This innovative technology provides quick secure installation. All Alsco rainware products are coated with the revolutionary Alsco Dymalar 2000 finish. This extensively field-tested coating is one of the most durable coatings on the market today. 3

American Gutter Filter

The company’s customized no-clog filtering membrane formulation has a UV stabilizer, permanent fungicidal additives, which includes a fire retardant classification (FMVSS-302) and a pores per inch product attribute. GutterFill is an insurance product with safety classifications. AGF’s product line includes standard 5- and 6-inch K-style, 5- and 6-inch half-round, and fascia style GutterFill products. Custom design is available. AGF offers contractor product support, advertising material, web materials and a nationwide referral network program. 4

Berger Building Products
The No Leaf solid gutter cover eliminates the need for cleaning of messy gutter debris. No Leaf installs on new or existing gutter systems with a bull nose design to create surface tension and allow rainwater to flow into gutters. Easy to handle in four-foot lengths, 19-gauge aluminum No Leaf has a durable paint finish with a 20-year limited warranty, available in 22 colors. 5

DCI Products
Made of 3/4-inch thick industrial strength nylon, Flo-Free comes in 5K, 6K, half-round and custom sizes to prevent the blockage of water flow. Flo-Free does not interfere with roofing material and allows for the flow of water from any roof pitch. The product is not visible from the ground and prevents ice dams. 6

Diamond Back Gutter Cover
Diamond Back Gutter Cover is the fastest growing gutter protection product on the market today because of the “Z” Bend design. The “Z” Bend design fits all roofs including slate, tile, shake, metal and flat. It’s almost invisible with no shingle interruption. Free contractor sample kits are available. 7

Eastside Machine Company
Eastside manufactures a one-piece gutter with a cover.

Elko Products
GuttaGard is a simple, easy-to-install solid aluminum gutter cover that installs very quickly and easily using a patented clip. It is made of .018-inch aluminum and available in black, white, gray and royal brown as well as solid 12-ounce copper. Each panel is 4 feet. Using a flat-edge tool (screwdriver) an average home can be installed in about 1 hour. GuttaGard comes in two widths: 5-1/4 inches fits standard 5-inch gutters and 6-5/8-inches fits 6-inch gutters. GuttaGard has a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty. Elko also manufactures the new GuttaPro with a hidden stainless steel clip. The GuttaPro is for professional installers only and fits all 5-inch and 6-inch gutters including half-round. It is available in black, brown, white, gray and solid copper. The GuttaPro has a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty and a no-clog guarantee. 8

Gutter Tunnel is a novel dual filtration system that protects gutters from falling leaves and other natural debris while allowing water to flow freely along the bottom of the gutter trough. Gutter Tunnel allows remodelers and roofers to offer customers a product that replaces screens and other attachments which fail to prevent shredded leaves and other smaller debris from entering and settling in gutters. Gutter Tunnel protects against debris and forms a tunnel in the bottom of the gutter allowing water to flow uninhibited. LeafGuard is the world’s only one-piece hood-covered gutter system that draws rainwater down and around the underside of the hood and into the gutter. Its curved hood deflects leaves, debris and even pine needles while gravity forces the water to fall into the gutter. LeafGuard is installed below the roofline eliminating problems with roof damage or roofing warranties that can happen with conventional gutters and two-piece gutter covers. The unique, patented gutter system, designed by homeowners concerned about the danger of slipping on ladders or a roof, or a roof to clear out debris and eliminates concerns about safety or the cost of expensive gutter cleaning services. LeafGuard has received the Good Housekeeping Seal. This unique rainware system adds elegant architectural lines and shadowing to the roofline and exterior of a home and comes in 15 standard colors including low and high gloss white, eggshell, ivory, tan, terry tone, cream, wicker, clay, light gray, coal gray, brown, musket brown, green and red. 9

Eran Industries
The Leafproof line of “Advanced Gutter Protection Systems” introduced several new gutter protection products, including ChannelGuard, a product that’s revolutionizing the industry. Leafproof-XP (Xtreme Protection) was developed specifically for metal roofs and high water flow areas. The Heated Leafproof System eliminates icicles and major causes of ice dams. The Diamond Pro covers have an ultra-low profile and exhibit superior performance with all types of roofing. 10

Grater Gutter Guard
The Grater Gutter Guard is a self-cleaning gutter screen that installs over existing gutters and is available in four colors: white, clay, brown and black. As part of a complete system, it protects the home, its foundation, basement, soffits and fascia and landscaping.

GutterBrush is similar to a giant chimney sweep brush with double UV protected bristles. The center core is 12 gauge galvanized steel and GutterBrush comes with a lifetime warranty. GutterBrush offers a 4-1/4-inch product for 5-inch gutters and a 5-1/4-inch products for 6-inch gutters as well as many custom sizes for every application. When placed in a gutter, stiff GutterBrush bristles fill the entire gutter and act as a barrier, against leaves and debris. Water continues to flow freely into the gutter, through the brush and down the drain path. 11

Gutter Cap
Gutter Cap is a domed system that attaches directly to the gutter and roof without the need for brackets or clips. The patented design features a Kynar 500 finish and is the only gutter protection system to guarantee both gutter and gutter protection to remain free flowing. Exclusivity is given and training on installation and sales/marketing at the facility in Chicago is mandatory. Dealers can market themselves as having factory certified installers. Gutter Roof is a domed system that attaches directly to the gutter and roof without the need for brackets or clips. It has the look and feel of shingles and is based on a patented design. The roof granule finish is baked on to the surface and provides superior water adhesion. 12

Gutter Covers International
Gutter Topper manufactures four types of gutter protection to fit any gutter style, enabling dealerships to sell in both commercial and residential markets. Products are independently tested and backed by Good Housekeeping.  Gutter Topper has been a leader in the gutter protection industry for more than a decade. Gutter protection ranges from .032-inch aluminum to .050-inch PVC. The Leaf Terminator Series 1200 is for 5-, 6-, and 7-inch gutters; the Series 1500 is for 8-, 9-, and 10-inch gutters; and the Series 2000 is for 11- to 15-inch box/built-in gutters. 13

Gutter Covers of Indiana
The Diamond Back is a combination of expanded metal base painted with a powdered coating, and an aluminum fine mesh for performance. 14

Gutterglove Gutterguard is considered the most unique gutter protection system because of it’s patented protected micro-mesh filtration system.  Weighing in at over 4 pounds for each five foot section, no expense was spared to create the most effective and strongest gutter guard on the market.  Made from anodized aluminum and 316L stainless steel, Gutterglove filters out leaves, pine needles, seed pods and sand. 15

Gutter Helmet
The original nose forward gutter cover device, Gutter Helmet installs over existing gutters or with the company’s exclusive SnapLock gutter system. SnapLock is a patented no-hole gutter system. It’s free floating, eliminates water damage and sagging gutters. The SnapLock Gutter System has a load capacity 11 times that of a standard gutter filled to capacity. 16

Gutter Pro USA
Gutter Pro is constructed of .027-inch aluminum and is available in 12 colors. It has the patented ProBracket that offers unsurpassed strength and support. The LeafSlugger installs over existing gutters without modifications or add-on units. LeafSlugger is available in two sizes to fit 5-inch and 6-inch gutters. 17

Gutter Snap
Gutter Snap is a patented gutter screen, available in 4-foot aluminum reverse louvered sections in 10 baked enamel colors, guaranteed for 20 years. Gutter Snap handles more than 28 inches of rainfall per hour. The company offers exclusive protected territories.

GutterShell relies on the theory of water tension and the adhesive quality of water, meaning water will follow the design of GutterShell, but debris can’t. GutterShell is a patented unique double drop gutter protection system. 18

Gutter Stuff
Gutter Stuff is the original patent pending gutter protection product and it carries a 25-year no-clog warranty. Gutter Stuff is manufactured to fit 5- and 6-inch K-style, half-round, fascia style and custom commercial gutters. Installation is easy and ideal for metal, slate, tile or shingle roofs. The company offers exclusive dealerships throughout the U.S. 19

Gutter Suppliers
The No Leaf solid gutter cover eliminates the need for cleaning of messy gutter debris. No Leaf installs on new or existing gutter systems with a bull nose design to create surface tension and allow rainwater to flow into gutters. Easy to handle in four-foot lengths, 24-gauge aluminum No Leaf has a durable paint finish with a 20-year limited warranty, available in 19 colors. 20

The Guttertopper installs over existing gutters and eliminates leaves and debris from clogging the gutter. It is certified to resist winds of 110 mph and withstand torrential rains. The company says it handles ice easily with the unique Ice Release system.

K-Guard is a completely engineered, fully integrated, leaf free system. No other leaf gutter guards can offer the protection, strength, durability, capacity and attractiveness of the K-Guard gutter covers. K-Guard’s patented and professionally installed leaf free gutter guard protection system is so effective at keeping leaves and debris out of gutters, it’s guaranteed to remain clog-free for life. 21

Leafaway Gutter Protection 
The North Dakota company offers business opportunities for the ultimate gutter protection. A “dual system” machine produces a 5-inch K-style gutter with or without a cover. Training and support with materials is available with no franchise fees. 22

Leaf Defier
The Leaf Defier is an open cell polyurethane insert, specially shaped and cut to fit snugly into the gutter. Even during the heaviest of rainstorms, the water flows through the Leaf Defier into the gutter valley and out the downspout. Leaves and debris slide off the surface or just dry up and blow away. Gutters remain clean and clear of clogs. The Leaf Defier’s lightweight and flexible design make installation easy — just slide it under the existing gutter spikes and pull across the length of the gutter. No hardware or additional tools are needed.

Leaf Relief
Leaf Relief guarantees quality leaf and debris protection for all roof types. Available in 100 percent aluminum in two styles, Leaf Relief utilizes patented Aluma-Perf protection technology. 23

LeavesOut is manufactured from Alcoa Aluminum with a lifetime warranty on the finish. The guarantee states the gutters will remain free-flowing. The company says LeavesOut is the only gutter protection product that guarantees if within 90 days the customer is not satisfied, the company will refund the customer’s money. LeavesOut is attached to the existing gutter using a patented stainless steel clip. LeavesOut is available in 23 standard colors with an unlimited selection of custom colors. 24

Lynch Aluminum
The Illinois company offers the traditional, affordable and highly effective gutter screen that contractors have been installing for years. Lynch manufactures 5-, 6- and 7-inch aluminum drop-in gutter guards in 4-foot lengths for speed of installation. The solid leading edge portion has been re-designed to accept the gutter’s front lip, providing a superior fit for securing it. For a solid cover option, Lynch is the Midwest distributor for LeafProof and maintains a large inventory for immediate shipping. 25

MasterShield gutter protection is
pitched to match the roof of the building with a surface that is step-
ped and ribbed. The steps help debris shed faster and the ribs prevent leaves from sticking to the shield. 26

Midwest Enterprises
The E-Z line of gutter protection products includes E-Z Leaf Sweep, a perforated gutter guard. Rainwater flows across a patented reverse louver system that allows the water to flow into the gutter through louvers while leaf debris sweeps over the edge and falls to the ground. E-Z Drop-In, an entry level aluminum screen; E-Z Lock, the original powder coated steel screen; E-Z Step-Down and E-Z Step-Under, the small holed powder coated screen with new profiles; E-Z Slide, with a louver system that slides under the first row of shingles. EZ Solid is one of the simplest solid covers to install with its stainless steel spring clip, designed to keep a uniform gap between the cover and the gutter, critical for a solid system to work every time in every condition. All EZ Gutter protection comes 4 feet long and is available thru our nationwide distributor network. 27

Raindrop Gutter Guard System
Raindrop’s uniquely patented design boasts 23 precise details that combine to provide performance in all types of weather and rainfall amounts. Vertical bars with rounded top surfaces immediately begin separating rainwater from debris and redirecting the water down into the gutter by means of gravity and surface adhesion. Vertical bar layout allows Raindrop to utilize the entire gutter width for a maximum water capacity … especially in heavy rainfalls and in roof valleys of high water concentration. Gutters are made with the backs higher than the front edge, providing the forward slope needed for Raindrop to shed debris. Raindrop’s smooth, sleek surface allows debris to travel to the edge without the chance of getting hung-up on an edge, ridge, flashing or fastener, etc. 28

Rain Flow
The company says its total gutter protection is the easiest to install and the most effective available for 5-inch and 6-inch K-style gutters, and requires no nails, screws, brackets, or glue. The product is available in 3-foot lengths and can be cut with a scissors. 29

No single gutter protection product works for all applications. Contractors need a variety of choices to find the correct solution to fit their customer’s needs. Whether it’s a K-style or half round gutter, slate or asphalt roof, pine needles or whirly birds, Raintrade has the gutter protection solution for that particular situation. From economical screens to scientifically tested filters, all products are in stock and ready to ship. 30

The green economy means buyers want to save money and our planet. RainTube, a 2007 Sustainable Product of the Year, is the only certified eco-friendly product of its kind. It’s the most affordable, effective and durable green gutter filtration system available — backed by a lifetime warranty. It prevents damage from overflowing gutters, eliminates snow/ice problems, reduces maintenance and enables rainwater collection. 31

RainTrap’s unique patent protected design allows large volumes of water into the gutter while letting debris slide off to the ground. It’s available in both aluminum and copper, in nine standard colors. No extra end caps, miter pieces or special tools are needed. RainTrap works on both new and previously installed gutters and requires no fasteners that penetrate the roof. Matching screws and instructions are included with each box and RainTrap fits both 5- and 6-inch gutters. 32

Raytec Manufacturing
“Real” Gutter Protection has no exaggerated performance claims. It is a good all-purpose gutter screen product to meet all real world expectations. It’s easily notched and formed in the field for tight custom fit to deter bees, birds and other pests and features more holes per square inch than the leading competitor. Reverse bend helps eliminate splash over. There are two styles available to accommodate different type hangers; 5 and 6 inch MF and popular colors. 33

Roof Drainage Equipment
The Gutter Umbrella can be installed on new or existing gutters. It works with surface tension combined with capillary action to allow rainwater to adhere to the dome of the Gutter Umbrella. The rainwater is able to flow into the gutter, while leaves and debris blow off the roof.

Skyline Enterprises
Skyline carries Leaf Relief by Alcoa, which allows water to flow freely while being effective against small debris. It’s backed by a 10-year warranty and available for 5- and 6-inch gutters. Skyline also offers E-Z Gutter Guards by Midwest Enterprises. This gutter protection system allows debris to flow over gutters and is easy to install.

LeafBlox gutter protection is made of a stiff black UV treated polypropylene. LeafBlox bristles fill the gutter keeping debris out while allowing water to easily flow through. LeafBlox can be used with any roof or gutter type and is easy to install. Most leaves and large items will pass right over the LeafBlox, while small debris caught near the top of the brush will blow away or decompose naturally. 34

Van Mark Products
Trim-A-Gutter is the first tool of its kind that contractors can take to the jobsite to form premium gutter covers from standard trim coil or gutter coil for about the cost of economy priced products. Patent pending extruded aluminum brackets (sold separately), install alongside existing hangers, or spikes and ferrules without having to drop the gutter span and provide a means to attach the gutter cover which is then mounted to the?roof or fascia. Trim-A-Gutter is highly adaptable to virtually any gutter/roof profile and may be used in new construction or retrofit projects. 35

Since 1989, Waterloov has been providing gutter protection to homeowners and businesses through a network of dealers and contractors. Waterloov has a patented design that improves on other covers by eliminating the gap between the cover and gutter. Constructed of .027-inch aluminum, Waterloov’s 3-foot long panels are available in 18 colors to match either the gutter or the roof. Additional colors may be special ordered. Panels are available in three sizes to match various gutter sizes. 36

Weather Guard Building Products
Weather Guard distributes 5- and 6-inch EZ-Lock gutter guard, 5- and 6-inch Alcoa Leaf Relief in retrofit and new construction profiles, RHEINZINK 5- and 6-inch half-round gutter guard and several other profiles of hinged gutter protection.

Weatherguard Systems
Gutter Trojan patented stainless steel gutter protection is designed from a high-grade stainless steel panel. Gutter Trojan’s low profile and engineered design allows gutters to perform at full capacity while keeping out debris such as leaves and pine needles. Gutter Trojan panels can be modified to fit any installation, available in 5- and 6-inch models. 37

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