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What are Splash Gutter Guards?

February 12, 2018
Amanda Curry
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2 minutes

The purpose of splash gutter guards is to prevent water from overshooting your gutters. The amount of water that flows from a roof valley into a gutter is far more significant than the amount of water that flows into the gutter from other sections of your roof. When rain overshoots the gutter, it falls on the ground near the foundation of your home and leads to home damages.

The majority of splash gutter guards are comprised of aluminum and secured with screws. In order to make them less obvious, you can purchase one that is the same color as your gutters. Unfortunately, most splash gutter guards only prevent water from flowing over the top of your roof valley and spilling onto the ground. Since water flows rapidly, the splash guards may not be able to handle it and fail to perform their intended function.

If you’re in search of a quality gutter guard, LeafFilter is the optimal choice. LeafFilter gutter guards are so fine that leaves, pine needles, shingle grit, and other debris won’t ever enter your gutters. It contains no large holes, gaps, or openings and can protect your home form a variety of costly home damages including:

  • Landscape erosion: Bare areas where grass and other plants won’t grow, crumbling or falling slopes, and dried up mud streams after rain are all signs of landscape erosion.
  • Basement flooding: A musty, damp odor, mold, and cracks in the floor or walls may signify basement flooding.
  • Mold and mildew: Black spots, stains, wall discoloration, and allergic reactions may mean that there is mold or mildew in your home.
  • Foundation damage: Foundation problems can usually be detected in a basement or crawl space. The most common signs of this issue are uneven and sagging floors, cracked walls, a cracking chimney, and standing water under house.

Water damage is the cause of all of these home damages. When your gutters are clogged with debris, water won’t be able to move freely into your downspouts and will likely remain in your gutters. With LeafFilter gutter guards, you won’t have to worry about this issue and can reduce your risk of the water damage and the home damages that it causes.

If you’re to protect your gutters and home, you owe it to yourself to schedule a free estimate today.