Gutter Systems: For more than 125 years, individuals
have been working to create a perfect leaf-free gutter or devising
contraptions to keep leaves and other debris from collecting in
gutters and impeding water flow.
The problem? As many of you are well aware (from past disappointment)
most other gutter protection systems do not continue to work because
they cannot be cleaned or maintained from the ground. LEAFPROOF®
can. It is the only gutter protection product on the market today
that has ALL of the following features:
installs on existing and new gutters.
is installed under the first row of roofing shingles.
is not screwed into your roof or fascia.
can be cleaned and maintained from the ground.
Except in areas where the roof line has concentrated water
flow (such as an inside valley), water flowing off the roof does
not shoot to the front of the gutter. It simply follows the
roof line, on to the drip edge which is under the shingles, and
down the back of the gutter. The reason that the water does
not shoot to the front lip is that water clings to the surface it
is flowing over. This is known as surface tension. Surface
tension can best be visualized by slightly tipping a glass of water
and watching the water run down the side of the glass.
Can Test This Theory Yourself!
test surface tension for yourself, slowly tip a full glass of water.
The water will run down the side of the glass and drip off the bottom
rather than pour out in a stream as if it were coming from a pitcher's
spout. LeafProof® relies on this principal to keep water and
LeafProof® makes surface tension work for you, the homeowner.
As water flows off the roof, it flows over LeafProof®'s patented
"S" bend. Water flowing over this bend churns, slowing the
flow of the water. The "S" bend also allows the installer to bend
LeafProof® to match the roof's pitch, while keeping the portion
that covers the gutter relatively flat. As a result, the water
slows even more as it flows over this portion of LeafProof®.
The water then reaches the water channel located above the front
gutter lip. Due to surface tension, the flow is reversed as
it enters the water channel and then, into the gutter.
greatest benefit of LeafProof® is that you will not have to "Clean-Out," your gutters! LeafProof® is easy to maintain by simply spraying
off excess dirt and other debris that may build up with a high-pressure
nozzle attached to your garden hose. Just stay on the ground, point
and shoot. It takes less time than watering your garden.