How Your Roof’s Design Affects Your Home’s Gutter System

A roof does more to define your home than siding, window treatments, or its color. The right roof draws the eye of a viewer to its angles and how it shades the house in the right places while accentuating its other features. It turns a simple residence into one of magnificence. Plus, it keeps the inside of your home dry and free of birds. Roofs and Gutters The roof does something else – it determines your gutter design. There are some designs that require a system on a portion of the roof or all around its area. If the roof

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Architectural Differences in Guttering

Advantage and Disadvantages to the most common Gutter Options Gutters are an important part of any home, not only for the purpose of evacuating water from the roof and foundation, but gutters also play a key aesthetic role for the home’s architecture. This is particularly true for specialty designed and older residences. This article describes the most common types of gutters and what you need to know about each to determine if it makes sense for your home. Here is the breakdown: Yankee Gutters While most gutters today are installed at the roofline or above the flood plain, Yankee Gutters

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Top Considerations to go Local or National for Your Home Improvement Project

Home improvement, instead of purchasing a new residence, continues to keep vacancy levels at an all-time low in Kansas City and across the country. According to the site Fixr, the estimated cost of home improvement in 2018 reached close to $200 billion. Kansas and Missouri represented approximately $6 billion of that cost. Some of the renovation investments came from individuals handling improvements on their own. The rest were comprised of home owners who reached out to contractors for their upgrades. They look for the right organization or individual that performs the task within the budget and in a short period

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Half Round Gutters: Top Reasons to Avoid Them

There’s a specific reason why our leaf free system is named K-Guard. In the industry, the angled, aluminum units we use are called K-style gutters. The idea for this seamless gutter concept was created nearly four decades ago. Today, they account for over 80% of units installed on homes. What are Half Round Gutters? Prior to the arrival of the seamless gutter machine in the late 1960s, other types of systems were utilized to catch and drain rainwater. On older homes, much of this was done by half round gutters. The system is as its named. It features a smooth,

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Four Ways K-Guard Differs from other Enclosed Systems

Why our Patented System is Better than our Competitors   Today, we’re going to look at the differences between the K-Guard leaf free gutter system and those sold by our competitors. Because, while they state their covered gutters are the same, if not better than ours, we tend to disagree. If we were similar, then we wouldn’t have installed 32 million linear feet of gutters in the Kansas City area and across the United States. Or, we wouldn’t have been praised by HGTV experts. Or, we wouldn’t be in business anymore. This isn’t a simple boast. Time and again, our

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K-Guard vs. Gutter Covers

I’m Carter. Owner of K-Guard gutters, and I’m here to talk to you about add on covers that go over your existing gutters versus K-Guard gutters. Covers go over the top of your existing gutters but can lead to some issues. The first issue is the way it mounts.  Cover companies actually peel back the shingles of your roof, and then they nail it down to the roof. That is a big problem because it voids the warranty.  Owens Corning mentions in their roof warranty that if you puncture the roof it voids the warranty. So what’s the point of

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K-Guard vs. Open Gutters, Covers-Filters, and “The Other” Complete System

Hi. I’m Travis from K-Guard Leaf Free Gutters. Today, we’re going to talk about gutter comparisons. On your house, you most likely have a regular, conventional style gutter. Everybody’s tried to protect these in different ways. Most people go to your local big box store and buy what they call a screen. They come in all different size holes and different types of products. Some of them are rubber coated, some steel, and others are aluminum. The Problem with Screens (Don’t buy them) The problem with that it may protect big stuff from falling in there, such as acorns and

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K-Guard Gutters vs. Traditional (Open) Gutter Systems

Hi, I’m Travis with K-Guard Gutters. Today, we’re going to do a gutter comparison of why regular gutter systems are faulty and why K-Guard is the only real solution. The first problem of regular guttering is how it mounts to the house. Traditional gutters either have a spike and ferrule; which is a long nail that goes through the gutter and then into the fascia board, or some newer gutter systems have what they call a bracket, and it actually screws in through the system with a screw. A lot of us have seen gutters with the nail sticking out

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K-Guard Gutters vs. Gutter Covers and Filters

Hi, I’m Travis one of the co-owners of K-Guard Gutters.  Today we’re going to talk about screens and filters on regular gutters and why it’s not a good solution to fix your problem of clogged gutters or overflowing gutters. Here is a regular open-top gutter and the most common thing for people to do (to fix any clogging) is go to your big box store and buy a screen. They have different variations of gutter screens and many are do it yourself products. Some roofing companies will even put them in for you. The problem is that not only can

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