About Englert LeafGuard
Englert LeafGuard Brand Gutters claim to provide the ultimate solution to prevent clogged gutters. LeafGuard is a patented covered gutter system that is easy to maintain and protects your home from runoff water damage.
Englert LeafGuard was created to help homeowners avoid the hassles of clogged gutters. With the enclosed gutter you no longer have to face the dangerous feat of cleaning them from the top of a ladder. The gutter hood is not attached, nor is it added-on; in fact, the hood and gutter is fabricated into one piece. Guards are custom fit to your home dimensions and are offered in an array of color options.
There are LeafGuard retailers across the U.S. to contact for a free, no-obligation, quote. Each location has different prices and different promotions; however, the average cost per linear foot is approximately $20.00. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required before installation and the rest is due upon install. The system comes with a lifetime of free repairs and cleaning.
The system is supposed to prevent clogs, however, if the gutter is covered then any foliage that falls will land on top of it potentially collecting on your roof instead. The purpose of gutters is to move water and debris to the drain spout, but with a top gutter guard, the runoff is detracted from this controlled movement within the gutter and inherently will spill over in various directions.
If you search online you will find customer complaints regarding the LeafGuard product and installation as well as their customer service. For those who live in colder climates and experience freezes in the winter, it is important to note that ice dams and icicles have been referenced in online reviews. This issue has been acknowledged by LeafGuard on their website; they recommend hiring an electrician to install heating cables as a preventative measure.
Unless you have legitimate concerns and recurring issues from your current gutter system, it may wise to leave it as is. For peace of mind, consider hiring a professional to inspect the gutters and ensure that the components are still in proper working condition.
Additionally, initial quotes are often much lower than the adjusted actual price. Before fronting the money for this expense, review your options and research different companies’ products. These guards are not suitable for all homes, but you must find such information on your own.
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