Consider Investing In A Superior Leaf Filter system For Your Home
Do you enjoy cleaning out your gutters? The answer is probably, “no”. Nobody really enjoys cleaning their gutters, but it seems like necessary work. The truth is that it is not actually necessary thanks to some pretty interesting pieces of technology known as leaf filters. The Gutter Glove is a prime example of a high-end leaf filter that can be used to protect your gutters and to remove the need to regularly clean them.
Leaf Guards aren’t necessarily anything new, but they haven’t always been that reliable in the past. Different manufacturers have released filters and many of them had some flaws that made them rather impractical. The Gutter Glove is definitely the best on the market. Let’s look at some of the benefits of this product.
Reduced Cleaning for the Gutters.
That alone is probably enough to interest most of you. Gutter cleaning is time-consuming, tedious, and potentially dangerous. If you’re doing it yourself, then it means you have to climb up on the roof and move along the edge as you clean. If you roof is low enough you may be able to clean them all from a ladder, but you have to keep going down and moving the ladder along. It can take all day depending on the size of your roof.
Your alternative would be to hire a professional to clean the gutters. This might be easier on your back and hands, but it’s definitely not easier on your wallet. Especially if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain or you have a lot of trees in your yard. You could wind up hiring someone to clean your gutters every month. Having a professional clean your gutters even once isn’t cheap and having them do it several times throughout the year will wind up costing you a pretty penny.
A leaf filter, on the other hand, is a one-time investment that will protect your gutters for the rest of their lifetime. The Gutter Glove consists of an aluminum channel and a stainless steel mesh. The mesh is designed to perfectly filter out straw, leaves, and all other types of debris that normally clog gutters and create a problem.
Not only do you never have to worry about cleaning the gutters, but you never have to worry about rain clogging the gutter either. Clogged gutters during serious rains can lead to serious problems. A Gutter Glove can filter more than 150 inches of rain in an hour. That’s enough to take care of your gutters in even the wettest times of the month anywhere in the country.
Intelligent Two-Part Design.
Unlike some other products designed in the past, the Gutter Glove protection isn’t meant to be a replacement for your existing gutters. You don’t need to pay a contractor to remove your gutters and replace them with the filter system. Instead, the filter fits perfectly into your existing gutter system. That’s where the “glove” part of their name comes into play.
It is the aluminum channel frame that fits firmly inside your existing gutter with the stainless steel mesh connected above. The frame is made from high-quality aluminum that has been anodized to help increase its resilience and lengthen its lifespan in even the toughest of environments.
The anodized aluminum is also much easier to install inside a copper gutter system. Anodized aluminum is resistant to corrosion, stronger, and more durable. It’s also considered more eco-friendly than other methods used for corrosion prevention. Anodizing the aluminum doesn’t create any by-products that may harm the environment.
Anodized aluminum is actually fairly common in industrial and commercial applications where high-quality, extremely durable aluminum is required. For example, it was used in the construction of the Sears Tower, which is one of the tallest man-made structures on the planet.
The second part of the design is the steel mesh. Specifically, it is a 316 stainless steel mesh. This is the same type of metal that is used in a variety of marine applications because it highly resistant to corrosion and corrosive materials. It is more resistant to corrosion than chromium and other types of stainless steel that are commonly used in alternative leaf guards.
The mesh is not only resistant to corrosion, but other attacks from nature as well. It has a very high strength at high temperatures so it won’t falter in even the hottest of conditions. The design of the mesh allows it to filter more than 150 inches of rainfall in an hour. It prevents leaves, straw, and other debris from entering the aluminum frame below.
How Does It Work?
The glove comes available in three different sizes: Junior, Standard, and Super. Each of these is capable of fitting in a gutter of a certain size range. The Junior model can fit in any gutter from 2 to 3.5 inches. The Standard works with gutters between 4 and 5.5 inches. Finally, the Super can fit in the largest gutters that range up to 7.5 inches. Each comes in five-foot segments that must be installed properly.
The frame and mesh are installed in your existing gutter. The mesh filters out the leaves, grit, and debris. Rainwater then enters through the mesh into the aluminum frame. The frame not only supports the mesh but also moves the rain water along to the gutter system and out the exits.
The debris will simply roll off of the mesh and onto the ground below. The frame itself is made of .10” anodized aluminum. It is the thickest of its kind. The thickness helps provide optimal support. It prevents drooping or collapsing. It also means that it’s more durable than any of the competition. The frame also has an easier time shaping to roofs that have been twisted, damaged, or warped with old age.
It’s That Simple.
Who would have guessed that protecting their gutters was that simple? All you have to do is pay for the filter and to have it installed properly. After that, you’re free from ever needing to clean your clogged gutters again.
Gutterglove of Chicago serves the western suburbs of Chicago, including Stone Park, Maywood, Bellwood, Berkeley, Hillside, Franklin Park, River Grove, Forest Park, Schiller Park, River Forest, Oak Park, Westchester, Bensenville, Oak Brook, and North Riverside.