Price w/ Installation (3/5)
Price is dependent on the commissioned sales representative.
Effective Protection Coefficient (2/5)
LeafGuard is relatively poor due to the lack of surface tension effectiveness in low velocity rains. Debris is dragged into the gutter.
Industry Reputation (1/5)
This product was developed over 35 years ago by a seamless gutter machine company and was re-invented by another seamless gutter machine company as K-Guard and also Gutter Guard. The configurations are similar in that they both are complete gutter/gutter protection systems and use the reverse curve technology that was patented in 1908 by George Cassens. Newer technologies have developed replacing reverse curve.
The strength of this system is fairly decent compared to thin sheet metal systems, but to clean the system one must either pull down the bottom half and bend back or lift the top and bend back.
Water Throughput (2/5)
In heavy rains, over-shooting will occur. There is no way that surface tension can roll the water in the open slot. Likewise, mild to weak rains will cause debris to be dragged into the gutter causing clogging and plants to grow in the gutter. If you have that perfect volume of rain, always demonstrated by the sales representative, the system appears fine.
Leafguard is fairly durable. It is about the same thickness as a typical K-Style gutter…. 0.27” or 0.32”.
Ratings from Other Sources
– Updated June 2010
Some quotes from PissedConsumer:
” … Leafguard – whatta joke! First they send a slick dude over to my grandmas house ( she is 94) & they scare her into buying $ 9000 of gutters! She is on social security – $590 a month. They put her on a payment plan for $ 200 a month ! Two months later we notice the water is running behind the gutter onto the wood & down the wood siding.. I went outside in the rain & looked inside – it was clogged. ( clog free?) So I bent up the top piece & it broke off !! 54 feet of top that cannot be fixed.We called them & they said buy a new complete piece for $1300. The product has a 1 year warranty and zero breakage warranty …”
“… We have had Leaf Guard gutters for nearly ten years. We have to call them every year to come and clean out the gutters which are clogged with leaves and debris. In addition, this causes huge ice dams on the roof. When the thaw comes, they come crashing down. Anyone standing below them would be killed. They have wiped out all our landscaping on the front of the house. I haven’t even bothered to replace it because when I have, it’s destroyed the following spring. I just have planter boxes that I can move away from the bomb site. … “
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