When it comes to cleaning, repairing, and replacing elements of your home’s exterior, you might first think about the roof, your windows, your doors, or the siding before considering the gutters. Often, the least considered aspect of a home’s construction is the gutter system—the part of the home that’s responsible for helping rain, sleet, and snow to drain from the roof and away from the house. When gutters become clogged, serious problems can occur. It’s usually at this time that the gutter becomes the central focus of the home’s maintenance needs, especially if water damage starts to affect other parts of your construction. 

Thanks to improvements in the home remodeling industry, more homeowners are pursuing gutter protection that’s built to provide more efficient solutions to prevent these problems. One of these solutions is gutter guards, which come in a variety of models that use different techniques and materials to keep debris out of the gutters. 

However, it’s a widely accepted fact that stainless steel mesh is the only system that is actually effective at keeping out debris. While there are many stainless steel gutter products on the market, GutterGlove outranks others—including one of the most popular gutter guards on the market, LeafFilter—in high performance, functionality, and long-lasting quality. In this article, our team at GutterGlove South will explain the differences between the two to help you make a decision about your gutter guard system.

Why Gutter Protection?

Before we get to our analysis of the two different leaf covers, let’s take a look at the exact reasons why gutter protection is so important. In addition to the concerns we previously mentioned, the following concerns are an indication that you need protection:

  • When the clogging effect is constant and requires continuous cleaning.
  • When water overflows during downpours.
  • You’ve noticed water damage to your property’s foundation and/or landscaping.
  • Pest infestation in gutters and homes.
  • Noticeable gutter damage—your gutter system is simply not functional.

GutterGlove Breakdown

There’s gutter protection, and then there’s GutterGlove. This option is said to be revolutionary in its ability to deal with the way your gutter system handles water. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the benefits of these leaf covers, and why they stand apart from other products:

  • Proprietary V-Bend Technology offers exceptional durability and long-term weather resistance.
  • Dramatically reduces the cleaning and maintenance requirements of your gutter system.
  • Micro-sized, ultra-fine and highly durable steel mesh protection that blocks even the smallest particles from entering the gutter system.
  • Maximum protection that keeps out rodents, birds, insects, and other animals from making themselves at home inside your gutters.
  • Protects against rainfall in amounts of up to 150 inches an hour.
  • A sleek, subtle design that can complement nearly any roof.
  • Easy, one-day installation.

In addition to these benefits, it’s important to note that this product is backed by the finest installation service and warranty on the market. 

Problems with LeafFilter

One of the leading brands in gutter protection, the LeafFilter is designed to limit gutter maintenance and improve upon its performance. While many of the same benefits are said to come with LeafFilter, which utilizes the stainless steel mesh system recognized as the industry standard, there are some issues with the product that homeowners should be aware of before choosing this product over GutterGlove. 

For example, both systems utilize a mesh support component to secure the stainless steel mesh filter in place. GutterGlove’s mesh support is a solid, extruded and anodized aluminum structure, and LeafFilter’s mesh support is made from some form of plastic, which has been known to warp and buckle in high heat. Additionally, the actual stainless steel mesh used in GutterGlove products is of a much higher quality than the type of stainless steel mesh used in LeafFilter products, and less susceptible to corrosion or pitting in wet environments. 

Making a Decision

Ultimately, both products can get the job done. However, there’s a difference in something meeting expected minimums and something exceeding said expectations—especially when it affects the long-term investment you’ve made to protect your home. That’s why when comparing the two products; the edge is given to GutterGlove. 

Customers should expect the following when they select GutterGlove and GutterGlove South to install new gutter guard products:

  • Superior support based on personalized customer service.
  • Comprehensive installation plus cleanup.
  • Homeowner satisfaction policy
  • Labor and product warranties.
  • Flexible financing.

Gutter Protection with GutterGlove South

Gutter guard design has come a long way over the years, and today’s products are better than ever before in reducing maintenance and preventing water damage caused by gutter clogs. GutterGlove has gone above and beyond to create an option that exceeds the expectations of homeowners, earning a reputation as “The Nation’s Most Trusted Gutter Guards” for good reason. 

At GutterGlove South, we’re committed to bringing the high-quality solutions that GutterGlove is known for to homes throughout North Georgia. Our goal is to help homeowners experience the ease and peace-of-mind of knowing that your gutters are functional and working at top-performance to protect your home throughout the seasons of the year. 

Ready to explore your gutter protection options? Then give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional gutter guard installation services or fill out our online form to schedule your free quote.