Frequently Asked Questions

LeafFilter Gutter Guard Frequently Asked Questions

Has LeafFilter™ EVER allowed a gutter to clog?

A LeafFilter™ protected gutter will not clog. No debris of any kind will enter your gutters. Only water gets into a LeafFilter™ protected gutter – guaranteed.

Is LeafFilter™ made out of plastic?

LeafFilter™ is made out of uPVC, Unplasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride, or “Vinyl.”

uPVC is used in a wide variety of other high-quality 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.

Additionally LeafFilter™ contains a titanium dioxide that acts as a UV block or “sunscreen” and aids in color fastness by helping to reflect ultraviolet rays.

The use of uPVC is long proven as a versatile and long-lasting exterior home product. LeafFilter™ is no exception.

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 home is protected from even the heaviest rain fall.

Will I ever look up and see a stream of water running over LeafFilter™?

It would be a rare occurrence on a straight run of gutter, but it’s possible in the following situations and locations:

  • At the inside corner of a gutter where two or more roof surface areas feed large water runoff volumes to an inside corner of the LeafFilter™ product.
  • In areas where a second story downspout empties onto a first story gutter and directs a large stream of water onto a small area of LeafFilter™.

To date, most gutter protection systems on the market acknowledge that inside corners and any areas where a second roof downspout empties into a first story gutter are problem “water overflow” areas for their products. A homeowner may request that a valley “diverter” be installed to slow water flow in these areas.

Will debris ever sit on LeafFilter™? If so, doesn’t water run over the top of it and miss my gutter?

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 gutter.

Your competitors say, “Filters clog and need replacement so it only makes sense that LeafFilter™ clogs and will need replacement.” Is this true?

No. LeafFilter™ offers a lifetime transferable no-clog guarantee. LeafFilter’s micromesh is the same material used by doctors as heart stent, which means no organic can grow or adhere to the micromesh screen.

How does snow and ice affect LeafFilter™?

LeafFilter™ sits on top of internal hidden hangers in the gutter system, which keeps snow and ice out of your gutters. LeafFilter™ does not cause nor prevent ice cycles or ice damming on a roof. LeafFilter™ will work with heating coils that install on your lower row of shingles and melt snow and ice.

How much per foot does LeafFilter™ cost?

That really depends. Each home is unique and should be evaluated for things like gutter condition, type of gutter, how the gutter is hung, how many inside and outside corners the home has, how high the gutters are, and so on. Visit our LeafFilter pricing page to learn more.

Does LeafFilter™ require the purchase of new gutters?

No. LeafFilter™ is installed on your existing gutters, which can save you money. However, if your gutters are in need of replacement, we can install new gutters in addition to installing LeafFilter™ on your home.

What Color Options Are Available for LeafFilter™ Gutter Guards, Gutters and Downspouts?

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.