Frequently Asked Questions
What should I look for when choosing new gutters?
There are a lot of factors to consider when looking for new gutters. Your home’s size, the trees and other plants around your home and how much rain you get on a yearly basis. For a complete explanation of what to look for in rain gutters, click here.
Why is it bad if my gutters get clogged?
Clogged gutters are more than just an annoyance. Water flowing over your old gutters can cause serious problems to your roof, foundation, siding and landscaping. It can be very expensive to fix. For more information on water damage from clogged gutters click here.
What is the best way to prevent clogged gutters?
Having a gutter that will allow the leaves and other debris that can collect in your gutters to stay off of your gutters so you don’t have to climb up and clean it or pay someone else to. LeafGuard® is a great solution for maintenance free gutters.
Why do LeafGuard® gutters last longer than other gutter types?
LeafGuard® uses 20% thicker aluminum than other gutters, and is fit seamlessly to your home. This prevents leaks, dents and other things that can damage your gutters. For more information, click here.
Is it important for gutter installers to be professionally trained?
Yes. A gutter that is not installed by professionals can do more harm than good. Serious water damage to your home can occur when gutters are installed improperly. For more information on professional gutter installation click here.
How much do LeafGuard® of Pittsburgh‘s gutters cost?
There are several factors, including the size of your home that will affect the cost. Compared to the cost of repairing the damage cause by open face gutters or other gutter protection systems, LeafGuard® is extremely affordable. It’s a valuable investment for the safety of your home. If you are in Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Wexford, Western PA, or the surrounding areas, contact LeafGuard® of Pittsburgh today for a free, no obligation estimate.
Can LeafGuard® gutters be custom made for my home?
Yes. We make your seamless LeafGuard® system on site so that it is customized to your home.
Why shouldn’t I nail gutters to my roof?
Nailing gutter protection to your roof creates holes for water to enter, which can eventually cause rotting. Also it may void your roofing warranty.
What if my LeafGuard® gutters get clogged or need repair?
LeafGuard® comes with a clog-free guarantee. It is designed not to clog, but if it does, we will come out and clean your gutters for free, no questions asked.
Where do you service?
Yes, we service Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas! Contact us today to get started.
How does the gutter system system work?
LeafGuard®’s unique one-piece hooded design uses the principle of liquid adhesion to draw water in while leaves and other debris roll right off. The narrow opening between the hood and bottom also helps keeps debris out. Learn more about how the system works.
Why is one-piece construction important?
The one-piece gutter system attaches to your fascia board keeping debris from entering behind the gutter and protecting your home from water damage. Other gutter protection systems are installed under your shingles with screws or nails, creating holes and potentially causing water damage and voiding your roof warranty.
How sturdy are your gutters?
Our gutter system uses .032 gauge aluminum, which is approximately 20% thicker than conventional gutters. Plus we attach it to your fascia approximately every two feet with our patented internal brackets. This makes our gutter system sturdier than almost any other gutter system.
What is LeafGuard® made of?
It is made of a seamless piece of aluminum. It will never rust or deteriorate like some galvanized steel gutters.
What is the LeafGuard® Guarantee?
Our gutter system will not clog with leaves, pine needles or other organic debris for as long as you own your home or our installers will come and clean it out or repair it for free.
In what lengths is LeafGuard® available?
The gutter is custom fit and cut to the lengths of your home on our on-site mobile gutter machine, eliminating unsightly seams.
Is my roof too steep for the LeafGuard® seamless gutter system?
The system works well no matter how steep your roof is, in fact a steeper roof can help improve the performance of the LeafGuard® gutter system.
Will LeafGuard® keep pine needles out of my gutters?
Yes! it is designed to keep leaves, pine needles and any other organic debris out of your gutters.
Can your the gutter handle a heavy rain or downpour?
Yes. Our gutters have been tested and can handle up to 32 inches of rain per hour, which is over three times the heaviest rainfall ever recorded by the US Weather Bureau.