Open gutters are susceptible to clogging from debris such as pine needles, fallen leaves, and pollen. This clogging not only means more frequent gutter cleaning, but it can also cause damage to your gutter system and foundation. The goal of gutter guards is to prevent clogging, allowing your gutters to efficiently capture roof water and channel it away from your home. 

Gutter guards work by covering the gutter with a material that allows water to fall into the trough while keeping unwanted debris out. At AquaGuard, we use a solid, non-perforated aluminum cover. The cover of our patented gutter guard system repels leaves and pine needles while still capturing roof water by using the liquid adhesion process. 

Not all gutter guards use the same materials and principles. To learn more about how our gutter guard systems work, you can read more about GutterShutter™ vs. Other Gutter Covers

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With the physical principles of water tension in mind, a liquid adhesion process captures roof water and properly manages roof run-off. 

What is the GutterShutter™ System?

The GutterShutter™ System is AquaGuard’s patented seamless gutter cover system. Gutter covers come in many different styles, but they are all designed with a cover over the top with the sole purpose of preventing leaves and other debris from entering your gutters. 

How Does AquaGuard’s Gutter Guard System Work?

Unlike traditional gutter covers, the GutterShutter™ system is completely covered and sealed with no vertical openings. This means that debris can’t congest your gutters by blocking filters and screens, eliminating the need for gutter cleaning. 

With the physical principles of water tension in mind, a liquid adhesion process captures roof water and properly manages roof run-off. 

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Are Gutter Guards Worth The Money?

Now that you know how gutter guards work, you may be wondering if gutter guards are really worth the money. Most traditional homes were built with open gutters, meaning there was no cover over the top of them to prevent leaves, pine needles, or other debris from entering the gutter. This is how most clogging problems occur, as the roof water carries debris into the open gutter and causes it to clog and overflow. 

In Georgia, it’s particularly important to have functioning gutters as we experience frequent tropical storms and heavy rain. If your gutters are clogged, they can’t carry as much water. This leads to rainwater flowing over the top of your gutter system and falling to the ground surrounding your foundation.

Benefits of Gutter Covers

Here are a few benefits to investing in quality gutter covers:

1. Prevents Clogged Gutters

Without gutter tops to protect your gutters, leaves and debris can cause your gutters to clog. Clogged gutters are not only a hassle, but can create opportunities for water damage to wreak havoc on your home’s foundation.

2. Protects Against Foundation Damage

With gutters that properly drain water away from your home, your foundation is less likely to be negatively impacted by the effects of heavy rain. When gutters are clogged and improperly draining, they can cause water to pool around your foundation. This excess water creates massive amounts of pressure that can either cause foundation cracks or force water through existing cracks and into your basement or crawl space.

3. Less Maintenance

Gutter systems need maintenance twice a year - once in the springtime and once in the fall when the leaves have fallen. However, if gutter guards have been installed, yearly cleanings aren't as necessary.

4. Save Time and Money

The true cost of a mediocre gutter system comes in two forms: the time and danger of doing it yourself, or the cost you pay to have someone do it for you. Investing in a quality gutter system means less work and less expenses for you. Our gutter protection system repels debris and properly manages and drains roof water away from your home to protect it from water damage.

5. Stops Gutters From Rusting

When wet debris gets inside rust-prone gutters, the troughs are more likely to rust. Gutter guards prevent the chance that any debris will make it inside your gutters.

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Have More Questions About How Gutter Guards Work? 

Call AquaGuard Gutter Solutions today! We would love to speak more about how gutter guards can help your gutters efficiently manage roof water and protect your foundation. 

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