Frequently Asked Questions

LeafFilter Gutter Guard Frequently Asked Questions

Click the following to reveal answers to our most commonly asked questions regarding LeafFilter and how it can guarantee clog free gutters. Still can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to call one of our friendly customer service representatives at 1-800-290-6106 and we would be more than happy to address any of your concerns.

What is LeafFilter™?

LeafFilter is the most effective gutter protection solution on the market. In fact, LeafFilter has been rated the #1 professionally installed gutter protection system by the leading consumer reporting agency.

Our micromesh gutter filter is designed to be installed right on top of your existing seamless gutters, preventing debris, leaves, pine needles, shingle grit – everything but water from entering your house gutters. Our system protects your home from the damages of clogged gutters, including foundation damage, structural issues, and other water-related problems.

How much does LeafFilter™ cost?

The gutter guard cost really depends on a number of things. Each home is unique and should be evaluated for things like the condition of the gutters, type of gutters (seamless gutters, rain gutters, k-style gutters, etc.), how the gutters are hung, how many inside and outside corners the home has, how high the gutters are, and so on.

One of our professionals will visit your home, assess your unique situation, and provide you with a free LeafFilter gutter guard cost. Request a free estimate or learn more about the cost of gutter covers.

Why do I need gutter protection?

Gutter protection is very important for protecting your home from serious and costly damages. Foundation damage, structural issues, mold and mildew, flooding, and insect infestation are just some of the things that occur from clogged gutters. Learn more about the dangers of clogged gutters.

How does LeafFilter™ work? How does it guarantee I’ll never clean my gutters again?

LeafFilter’s micro mesh gutter guard, combined with your existing seamless gutters, creates a completely sealed system that prevents anything from entering your gutters except for water. Leaves, pine needles, shingle grit, and other types of debris are diverted over the subtle drip edge. Learn more about how LeafFilter works.

What are the benefits of LeafFilter?

With LeafFilter, you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. And, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that your largest investment – your home – is protected from serious and costly damages of clogged gutters.

Plus, when you work with the nation’s largest gutter protection company, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • A lifetime, transferable warranty
  • Free gutter cleaning and realignment included with every installation
  • No dealer network– providing homeowners with one single point of contact
  • Local sales, service, and installation in your area

How do I get LeafFilter™? Can I purchase it at my local hardware store? How do I find a dealer?

LeafFilter is a professionally installed gutter protection system, therefore our product is not sold at your local hardware store. Our installation process is as follows:

  • Request a free estimate by filling out the form or calling 1-800-290-6106.
  • One of our LeafFilter representatives will come out to your home, quickly assess your situation, and provide you with a quote.
  • LeafFilter is then installed by one of our local installation teams in your area.
  • Register your lifetime, transferable warranty to be protected for life.

LeafFilter North, Inc. sells, installs and services LeafFilter gutter protection, therefore, we operate through a no-dealer network. Instead, we provide homeowners with one single point of contact as everything comes through our corporate office. We have chosen to operate this way in order to streamline our processes and maintain a very high level of quality control. Plus, by taking out the middle-man, we are able to pass the savings onto you!

How do I find out if LeafFilter™ services my area?

LeafFilter™ has [lf_locations] throughout the nation that services 33 states – and we’re growing every year! Chances are, we have a LeafFilter location in your area.

You can visit our LeafFilter locations page to see the areas we serve, or call 1-800-290-6106 and a representative will be able to give you an answer quickly.

What happens if I have a problem or question in the future?

In the rare occasion that you may need service, we have a dedicated service and support team at our corporate office. Please call 1-800-749-4566 or request service through our contact form if you have any questions after installation. Our service and support team will send out a local service technician in your area to assess your situation and provide a solution – usually within 24 hours!

How long does LeafFilter last? Will I have to replace the system?

LeafFilter lasts for the lifetime of your home. You’ll never have to replace the system. Plus, with a lifetime, industry no-clog warranty, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that your gutter protection system will last for life.

How does LeafFilter compare to other gutter protection systems? To other micro mesh systems?

LeafFilter is the most revolutionary product on the market. The micro mesh filter on LeafFilter is only 50 microns fine, so pine needles, leaves, debris, and shingle grit are kept out of your gutters. Other gutter guard systems are ineffective because they feature holes, gaps, or openings, which will allow debris to enter your gutters. This may require removal of the gutter guard system in order to clean your gutters, creating even more headaches and problems.

When it comes to comparing LeafFilter to other micro mesh gutter protection systems, there are two very important differentiators:

  • LeafFilter does not install under your roof or shingles. Doing so will void your roof warranty. Instead, LeafFilter is installed at 11 degrees every time – the optimal angle to accept water into your gutters and to divert debris over the subtle drip edge.
  • LeafFilter has a lifetime, transferable warranty that can’t be beat. No other micro mesh gutter system includes a lifetime, transferable warranty. LeafFilter stands behind their product for life.

Does LeafFilter include a warranty? How does it compare to other gutter guard warranties?

LeafFilter gutter guards are backed by an industry-leading manufacturer’s lifetime, transferable warranty. Other gutter guard systems simply do not compare to our warranty. We stand behind our product for life because LeafFilter is really as good as we say it is – no more clogged gutters! Read more about LeafFilter’s warranty.

DIY (homeowner installed) gutter guards typically do not include a warranty. Other professionally installed gutter guard systems typically include a 15-20 year non-transferable warranty. Review and compare common gutter guard warranties.

What material is LeafFilter made out of?

LeafFilter’s vinyl rigid body is made out of uPVC, Unplasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride, or “Vinyl,” while our micro mesh filter is made out of stainless steel.

uPVC is used in a wide variety of other high-quality and long lasting home exterior products, including: siding; windows, weatherboarding, doors, soffits; and fascia trim. uPVC is sun, fade and temperature change resistant. This is actually the same material that the majority of vent stacks and cowls – the pipes sticking out of roofs – are made out of.

LeafFilter’s micro mesh is made out of stainless steel – the same medical grade of stainless steel that is used in a heart stent. This is to ensure that no organic materials adheres to the system. The holes on LeafFilter’s micro mesh gutter guard are 50 microns fine, so not even a grain of sand can get into your gutters

Learn more about how LeafFilter works and the materials of LeafFilter.

How strong is LeafFilter?

The center I-beam and internal brackets provide unparalleled strength against heavy loads and support the LeafFilter™ micromesh frame. Additionally, we install internal hidden internal brackets every 12-18” in your gutters. These internal brackets are made out of aluminum to provide additional strength against heavy loads and supports the LeafFilter gutter protection frame.

Does LeafFilter require the purchase of new gutters? What if I need new gutters?

No. LeafFilter™ is installed on your existing gutters, which can save you money. However, if your rain gutters, seamless gutters, or other types of gutters are in need of replacement, we can install new gutters in addition to installing LeafFilter™ on your home. During your free consultation from LeafFilter, one of our professionals will assess the condition of your seamless gutters. At that time, we will determine if you need to replace your gutters.

What colors does LeafFilter come in?

LeafFilter™ gutter guards have almost no ground visibility, so it does not impact or alter your home’s curb appeal. With that being said, if you would like to match the color of LeafFilter™ to your existing gutters, LeafFilter™ is offered in Gray, White, Clay and Beige.

Will debris ever sit on LeafFilter?

Debris may sit on top of LeafFilter™ just as it does on any other gutter protection system. LeafFilter™ WILL protect the function of your gutter even with debris on it. Trickles of water may flow over leaf stems or branches, but the bulk of the water will fall “debris free” into your gutters.

LeafFilter is made out of the same material as a heart stent – medical grade stainless steel. This is to ensure that no organic material adheres to the filter. Wind and water will encourage debris to pour over LeafFilter’s subtle drip edge.

How much rain can LeafFilter handle?

A LeafFilter™ protected gutter can handle just as much water as an unprotected gutter! Learn more about how LeafFilter’s patented design works at ensuring your rain gutters and home are protected from even the heaviest rain fall.

How does LeafFilter work with snow?

LeafFilter™ sits on top of internal hidden hangers in the gutter system, which keeps snow and ice out of your gutters. The internal hidden hangers provide unparalleled strength to handle the weight of snow and ice. As the snow melts, it will melt into your clear gutter, through your downspout, and away from your home. LeafFilter™ does not cause nor prevent ice cycles or ice damming on a roof.

Sounds great! How do I get started? Or, how do I find out more information?

You can request a free estimate to determine your gutter guard cost by filling out the form or calling one of our friendly representatives at 1-800-290-6106.

We’ll schedule an appointment with one of our professionals who will assess the condition of your gutters and provide you with a free customized quote. When your gutter guard installation date arrives, our certified gutter installation crew will come to your home to begin work.