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Hood gutter guards may be installed one of two ways – secured under the first row of shingles on your roof, or as a single unit requiring the installation of all new gutters. No matter the type, there are many problems with hood gutter guards, making them a temporary solution, at best.

Compare the benefits of LeafFilter versus Hood Gutter Guards below.

LeafFilter Leaf
LeafFilter

Hood
Keeps Out All Debris
Low Profile Design
Completely Enclosed System
Works With Existing Gutters
Lifetime Transferable Warranty
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Large Holes, Gaps, Or Openings

Hood gutter guards feature a large opening that runs the entire length of the gutter, allowing debris to enter and clog your gutter system.

    Hood gutter guard not allowing water to penetrate the dirty gutter

    Water Flow

    Hood gutter guards feature a large opening that runs the entire length of the gutter, allowing debris to enter and continually clog your gutters. Once installed under your first row of shingles, hood style guards will cause water to run off, damaging your landscaping and contributing to basement flooding and foundation issues.

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      Difficult To Clean

      Once your gutters fill with debris, you’ll have to remove the hood gutter cover entirely to clean inside the gutter. This process can be time-consuming — if not impossible. You may even need to contact a professional to fix the problem for you.

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        No Clog-Free Guarantee

        Many hood gutter guards are backed with warranties that support routine gutter cleanings. Why? They simply cannot guarantee that the gutter will remain free of debris.

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          Major Roof Impact

          Installation may require screwing the product into your roof shingles, which will cause major water damage and can void your roof warranty.


            Requires Gutter Replacement

            Some hood gutter covers require you to replace your existing gutters with an entirely new system, which is expensive and unnecessary if you already have gutters that are in good shape.


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              A cut-away view of Gutter with Leaf Filter installed letting only water through

              LeafFilter: There Is No Comparison

              There’s no question about it – LeafFilter is the best gutter guard on the market. The proven 3-step installation process combined with a superior product design provide unparalleled protection from the damages of clogged gutters. Even better, with a lifetime, transferable warranty, LeafFilter will provide you with peace of mind that your home – and your family – will be protected for life.

                LeafFilter Lifetime Warranty

                Lifetime Warranty

                With our lifetime, transferable warranty, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that your gutters and entire home are protected for life. 

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