As we roll into the colder months, getting ready for winter is quickly becoming a priority for many. Whether it be weather proofing our windows or making sure that our rain gutters are free of debris. Now is the time to get a handle on those outside chores before winter comes knocking. After all, once the snow hits…who really wants to deal with stuff like keeping the rain gutters clear?

This brings us to the product of the day known simply as LeafGuard Gutters or as others might know them, Leaf Guard Rain Gutters. The idea behind these rain gutters is rather straight forward – they’re guaranteed not to clog up on you. Now many people think that going this route might be overkill. After all, they don’t live near anyplace with trees or other similar things that can produce a lot of debris in their existing rain gutter system. So why bother changing what they already have for new rain gutters? Have you ever seen a water damaged foundation? How about the mess one can expect when rain water collects around the sides of their home simply because their existing rain gutters are not doing their job? Even if this is not an issue…yet, there is still the matter of gutter clean up.

No more gutter clean up

We live in a two-story home. So for one of us to get up on a ladder and begin the process of cleaning the gutters, is a tall order of business. Now we could always pay someone to simply come out each fall and clean out our rain gutters. Those who choose not to, very well might end up with something like what is seen in this image. And trust me, this is NOT a good thing for the well-being of your home if things have come to this point.  Protecting your outside spaces means either cleaning those gutters or instead, looking to something like LeafGuard Rain Gutters.

Leaf Guard Rain GuttersLeafGuard Rain Gutters are designed to work

As this video demonstrates, the LeafGuard Rain Gutter system actually  does work as advertised.

After looking at the image on the left and then the video above, which of these two options looks like the kind of setup for a rain gutter you’d like to have at your home? I think the answer is fairly obvious.

According to the LeafGuard website, the secret in its success comes from the patented method for allowing rain into the rain gutter while protecting the rain gutter from debris. The water gets in as the leafs, dirt and other gunk is sent rolling down the sides of the rain gutter itself.

Finding the right contractor for the installation

Based on my research, 99% of the complaints I’ve seen against LeafGuard Rain Gutters is from people who failed to check out the contractor selected to install the setup. The process is very simply as many people are livid about a bad experience with a contractor and do complain online and off. After going to the LeafGuard free estimate page for your nearest contractor, use your favorite search engine to check out the contractor name provided. A simple call to your BBB or looking up the company name to see if others have locally complained, will save you time and hassle. As you will discover though, in most cases the contractors provided are going to come up with a clean slate.

Ask questions!

Remember, before you sign anything to get the job started — ask questions about the warranty on the contractor’s installation, the product being installed and of course, get ALL PROMISES IN WRITING. Not doing any of these means you are willing to put yourself at risk for misunderstanding later.

Shop around for alternatives, too

The last point I would make is this. Like with any home makeover or home improvement project, shop around for competing products. As great as LeafGuard Rain Gutters are, it is worth noting that there are competing products out there that may indeed be worth a second look. Use the Internet and shop around! There is nothing wrong with comparing products and asking lots of questions. If anyone you speak with feels that you are wasting their time for asking too many questions they are probably not a company you want to do business with. Why? Imagine dealing with them later should a warranty situation arise.

Written by Amanda Hartley