How Does Gutter Protection Work?

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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. Gutter protection from AquaGuard is a 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 It Work?

Unlike traditional gutter covers, The AquaGuard gutter protection 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. 

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.

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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