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The low cost of DIY screen gutter guards and convenience of purchasing the product at big box stores attracts many homeowners looking for a quick fix. However, the benefits stop there. Screen gutter guards made from aluminum, plastic, or stainless steel are a temporary solution that require frequent cleanings. With no DIY screen gutter guard warranty to cover this recurring cost, any initial savings will eventually be worthless. Compare the benefits of LeafFilter versus DIY Screen Gutter Guards below.

LeafFilter Leaf

Keeps Out All Debris
Completely Enclosed System
Durable, Long-Lasting Materials
Professional Installation
Lifetime Transferable Warranty
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Not A Permanent Solution

DIY gutter screens made from plastic or metal are not built to last. These flimsy gutter guards are inexpensive and will fail over time.

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    Screen Gutter Guards Are Flimsy & Lack Support

    Screen gutter guards use cheap materials and lack additional support. As debris piles on top, the weight of the debris will cause these plastic or metal screens to cave in or collapse — making them completely useless.

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      Features Large Holes, Gaps, Or Openings

      DIY gutter guards are not completely sealed and can feature large holes, gaps, and openings which will allow debris, leaves, and shingle grit in.

        Skip The DIY Products – Hire A Pro

        While some projects are better to DIY, others are better left to the pros. You’ll have to install gutter guards yourself, which is not only risky and requires you to climb the ladder, but can cause potential installation errors that may make your product work ineffectively.

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          DIY Gutter Guards Typically Do Not Offer a Warranty

          The measure of a gutter guard’s effectiveness will be the warranty provided by the manufacturer. Screen gutter guards made from aluminum or cheap stainless steel sold at major home improvement stores typically do not offer a warranty. If you have a problem with your system, there will be no one to turn to.

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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.