The ladder-climbing gymnastics that DIY gutter cleaning requires can be pretty tiresome. There has to be another way! And there is—Klean Gutter. It’s an alternative for people who don’t want to climb a ladder and clean their own gutters ever again.
Read on to learn more about this fantastic gutter system and its micromesh gutter guard design that keeps mold and algae at bay.
Why We Need a Change in Gutter Maintenance
Most ladder accidents occur due to a loss of balance, over-reaching while on the ladder, or missing a step while climbing or descending.
According to the World Health Organization, each year there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. caused by falls from ladders. Oddly, most ladder deaths are from falls of ten feet or less.
This should motivate us to choose an alternative gutter solution that doesn’t require DIY cleaning and ladder climbing.
The Anatomy of Klean Gutter—Your Solution to Gutter Maintenance
Gutters must stay clean and free from algae and mold growth, debris, animal nests, and leaves. A clogged gutter inhibits water from freely flowing and draining away from your home. When water isn’t appropriately guided away from a house, costly moisture damage may occur.
The makeup of Klean Gutter covers
While some gutter systems are made with plastic frames and metal screens, Klean Gutter is made of 100% metal, ensuring it won’t warp over time like other gutter systems. Klean Gutter covers lay flat on your gutter and don’t warp, buckle, or break. The frame doesn’t break down as other gutter guards do. Durable Klean Gutter covers are made to last, and you can rely on them!
The problem with plastic gutters
Plastic expands in the heat and contracts in the cold, causing the gutter filter to pop out and therefore not work. And plastic breaks down over the years when exposed to the harsh Chicago weather. Over time, plastic gutters become brittle and crack.
How micromesh pulls water into your gutters
Klean Gutter’s micromesh guard is made with expanded metal that can be positioned in eight directions, and one way pulls water into the gutter much better than the others—and that’s the one this system uses. Klean Gutter’s micromesh guard creates a cheese-grater effect. Cheese only enters the grater in one direction; it’s the same with Klean Gutter.
4 Benefits of the Innovative CopperCare Filter
Klean Gutter’s state-of-the-art CopperCare micromesh filter provides a practical solution to common problems that traditional gutter guards encounter (including stainless steel filters!).
1. Prevents algae growth
Pure copper is one of the ingredients in Klean Gutter’s mesh. Why? Because copper naturally prevents the growth of unwelcome organisms such as moss, algae, and lichen that seemingly grow everywhere!
You can harvest your rainwater worry free when you use this gutter system because copper is antimicrobial and kills bacteria when it comes into contact with them. The water guided through a Klean Gutter is safer than water flowing through a traditional stainless-steel screen.
2. Handles a greater volume of water
A gutter system that can’t handle all the water in a downpour allows water to overflow and spill over its edge, creating costly problems over time. Klean Gutter handles more water than most gutter systems because it maximizes the filtering area.
So if there’s heavy rain, you don’t have to worry because Klean Gutter can handle it! Its design draws water into your gutter and quickly down the downspout and away from your home. The liquid adhesion lip is on this gutter system in two places, so it’s fully prepared for severe downpours.
3. Blocks debris to prevent clogs
Tiny pieces of debris that sneak through other gutter guards can pile up inside your gutters and wreak havoc on your gutter system. Not so with Klean Gutter. Its micromesh filter design draws moisture into your gutters and blocks debris from entering.
4. Keeps roof oil buildup at bay
CopperCare’s filter uses copper’s natural oil thinning and anti-bacterial properties to combat the oils that leak from asphalt roofing shingles. It prevents roof oil buildup inside your gutters. Since the oil from roof shingles flows down your roof and typically builds up on your filter, Klean Gutter isolates the oil so it doesn’t cover the filter.
Klean Gutter Guard Installation
At LeafCo, we install the highest quality gutter guard on the market to protect your greater Chicago area home.
Learn more about our Klean Gutter Guard installation.