A gutter system is essential for protecting your foundation from roof runoff during heavy rains. However, not all gutter systems are the same—many are susceptible to clogging, rendering them ineffective when they’re needed most. And clogging isn’t the only concern. Poorly designed gutter systems are prone to numerous issues, such as pulling away from fascia boards, overflowing, leaking, and deteriorating over time. If rainwater is not able to travel through the gutter and be diverted away from your home, it will fall to the soil surrounding your foundation, often leading to severe structural damage.
Read more about the impacts of improper water management on your foundation.
At AquaGuard, we utilize the GutterShutter™ system. Our patented covered gutter protection system is the perfect, long-lasting solution for keeping leaves and debris out of your gutters. The GutterShutter™ is guaranteed to remain attached to your home as long as the structure exists.
The GutterShutter™ System
The GutterShutter™ is not your average gutter guard—it’s a two-piece system that is completely covered and sealed with no vertical openings, filters, or screens. Let’s talk about some of these features and how they make GutterShutter™ uniquely effective.
The GutterShutter™ system consists of two parts: the bottom (trough) and the top (gutter protection). So, what’s the benefit of having a two-piece gutter system over having an all-in-one system? An all-in-one system is totally seamless and comes in one piece—the function is the same, but the downfall is in the bracket system that attaches the gutter to the house. All-in-one gutters have substandard bracket systems because it will not support the trough or the lip of the gutter. The two-piece design of GutterShutter™ allows both the top and the bottom to be supported with additional fasteners, making them the most secure and durable gutter system on the market.
Being completely covered and sealed, GutterShutter™ eliminates clogging by protecting the gutter from fallen leaves, oak tassels, roof debris, and more. The GutterShutter™ system is designed with the physical principles of water tension in mind, using a liquid adhesion process to capture water all roof or rainwater—and prevent everything else!
Another important feature of GutterShutter™ is the lack of vertical openings, like holes on the hood of the gutter protection system. In Georgia, pine and oak trees surround many homes. While large leaves may not find their way into pin-sized holes, pine needles and pine straw can make their way into these holes and clog the gutter.
Another popular gutter protection products are screens or filters that lay flat over your gutter. While these may prevent the gutter trough itself from clogging, the screen or filter may accumulate a significant amount of debris, preventing water from ever entering the trough. Thus, you will still need to clean your gutters frequently to maintain their effectiveness.
Invest in a Quality Gutter and Gutter Protection System
Typical run-of-the-mill gutters on most homes can easily clog from leaves and other debris, causing roof water to sheet over the gutters and freefall around your home’s foundation. Without a reliable gutter and gutter protection system, your home is vulnerable to water damage. If your gutters always overflow or leak when it rains, it’s probably time to invest in a quality gutter system. This will prevent costly repairs associated with water damage and protect the structural integrity of your home.
Call AquaGuard for Free Gutter Inspection
At AquaGuard Gutter Solutions, we specialize in gutter installation and provide free gutter inspections throughout our service area including Marietta, Atlanta, Decatur, Alpharetta, Rome, Athens, Newnan, Douglasville, and all surrounding areas.
Common GutterShutter™ Q&A
The installation of your GutterShutter™ system will vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size of the house, the number of corners, and how many downspouts will need to be installed. For more information about the costs and savings associated with the GutterShutter™ system, call AquaGuard today or visit our cost page.
The beauty of installing the GutterShutter™ is that if you have problems with the material, paint, cleaning of the system, etc.—we’ll be there. For the lifetime of your gutter system, we’ll clean it for free. If it pulls away from the fascia board, we’ll fix that for free too.
At AquaGuard, our top concern is protecting your home’s foundation with the highest quality, most reliable services and products available. Our goal is to establish life-long relationships with our clients, earning their trust as their go-to when their home requires reliable foundation, concrete, and water management services.
The GutterShutter™ system is made of 100% aluminum, meaning you’ll never have to worry about rusting.
Gutters come in 5- and 6-inch residential gutters. Because of Georgia’s heavy rain, we only offer our 6-inch gutters as the larger the gutter, the more volume it can handle, especially in short bursts.