AquaFlow gutter topper is a high-density, UV Stabilized polypropylene product, designed to be efficient, durable, long-lasting and as maintenance-free as possible.
As the most versatile gutter topper or guard on the market, AquaFlow fits onto every roof style, and can also be modified if required. The AquaFlow is a perforated, self-flushing cover that aims to provide maintenance-free, gutter protection, keeping out debris but allowing rainwater in.
Is my home a candidate for AquaFlow?
The perfect house for an AquaFlow gutter topper installation is one where the customer already has aluminum gutters installed that are also in good condition. These existing gutters may need cleaning, or perhaps re-pitching, which we also do for our customers, as well as install our AquaFlow gutter topper in combination with our wide-mouth outlets.
If you have galvanized-coated gutters or gutters that are in bad shape, then it’s time for gutter replacement, and that is when The AquaGuard Gutter System becomes applicable. Galvanized is a coating that is put on steel and tends to rust with time.
AquaFlow’s wide-mouth outlets
Fixing onto the elbow where gutter trough meets downspout, our wide-mouth outlets are 50% larger than other outlets on the market. The widest possible opening means that debris will not snag as it flows smoothly through its transition from trough to downspout.
AquaFlow’s wide mouth outlet eliminates any possible snags in the entire gutter system because it does not require the zip screws and excessive caulking of the traditional, smaller-sized outlets.
No need for new downspouts, AquaGuard can modify your existing downspouts and fit the wide-mouth outlet on your existing downspouts. Downspouts must be in good condition, made of 3×4 aluminum and we are able to match the existing color with our wide mouth outlets.
AquaFlow proves itself in strength and resulting durability. Our Strength Test says it all!
Installation of AquaFlow
The way AquaFlow is installed is unique in that each section is slid up under the first row of shingles. We do NOT tack or nail the gutter topper to your roof decking. AquaFlow is permanently secured to the front-lip of the gutter, without harming your roof – a fact we are acutely aware as this would potentially result in the homeowners’ roof warranty being voided.
Your roof warranty will be voided if the gutter guard requires screws or nails to be driven straight through one, multiple or all layers of the roof, and without sealant. Believe it or not, some homeowners still allow this to happen to their homes roofs. Even worse, some gutter guard companies know this and are okay installing gutters this way! Now you know, don’t be caught short!
If nails are used to tack the gutter guard to the roof, that nail creates the perfect place where water can condensate and run down intruding into your attic. AquaGuard is an expert in waterproofing crawlspaces and basements, we do not waterproof attics! Hence, we keep water out of your roof!
From an aesthetic point of view, AquaFlow has a low-profile and is not visible from the street. The AquaFlow topper comes in short, 3-feet sections. Other products come in long-run sections. If a tree limb falls and damages that section, the entire length must be replaced. If there were a piece of debris that was able to damage AquaFlow, AquaGuard will simply replace that short section, saving you time and money!
How long does installation take?
Generally, the installation process takes half a day. Our professional team of installers will first remove the previous gutter-guards, clean out the debris and wash the existing gutter troughs as best as possible. Next, we make sure to re-secure the existing gutter troughs where necessary, connect our wide-mouth outlets at the top of each existing downspout, re-pitch any extra troughs that might be required and install any new downspouts that might be needed. Finally, the sections of AquaFlow gutter toppers are slid under the shingles and drilled into place on the troughs.
Advantages of The AquaGuard Gutter System
A heads up for homeowners, if your existing gutter troughs are fixed to your home using aluminum gutter spikes and ferrules, be aware that they can and do bend easily and work loose over time. This means you are having to do frequent readjustments, which really adds-up to driving the spike deeper and deeper. Spikes and ferrules are not a long-term solution and one of the main reasons for sagging gutters. The spike and ferrules are a traditional gutter hanging method that has been around for years and is and old way to support the gutter.
The AquaGuard Gutter System features the strongest bracket on the market to ensure the gutters do not pull away from the house. We back this up with a 20-year, life of product warranty.
If you are looking for a guarantee that the gutters will NOT pull away from the home, then best to go with a full replacement Gutter System.
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