Leaf guards provide Oklahoma homes with an essential level of protection for gutter, roof, and drainage systems in almost any kind of weather.
Although many homeowners consider gutter guards to be a secondary or “extra” feature, quality leaf protection is a vital part of controlling drainage and protecting the carpentry of your roof’s overhang.
With so many leaf protection options available, choosing the right guard system for your gutters can be overwhelming. So many brands use similar language in promoting their leaf protection that it can easily confuse homeowners.
However, there are distinct differences between leaf protection systems including cost, quality and performance. COST being the most significant difference.
So many of the NATIONAL leaf guard products available are overpriced, offering more bells and whistles (and big advertising) than homeowners actually need to efficiently protect their homes from gutter, drainage and roof damages.
On the other hand, many older wire style leaf guards featured on many Oklahomans homes catch more leaves rather than safely releasing and counteracting the purpose of leaf protection.Luckily, there is a very affordable, high quality and supremely efficient leaf protection system available that “guards” your gutters and the overall integrity of your home’s exterior.
What are Leaf Guards?
Leaf guards are essentially a metal covering with small holes that sit on top of your gutters to filter out large debris like leaves and twigs and allow water to flow freely through the gutter trough and downspout and safely away from your home.
Oklahoma gutter and roof systems benefit most from an aluminum, self-cleaning, affordable leaf guard such as the Red River Roofing, Siding & Windows MicroGuard protection system.
MicroGuard costs a fraction of the price of national brands and is self-cleaning — a bonus for any homeowner tired of climbing the ladder and cleaning slimy debris out of the gutters.
It literally cleans itself through advanced engineering.
When rain hits the aluminum filter, it creates a swirling action that cleans debris off.
Plus, Red River Roofing’s MicroGuard is made of high quality, sustainable aluminum.
The maximum strength, heavy duty aluminum won’t bow, bend, or separate from the gutter, adding further protection to your roof system, and the overall integrity of your home.
Leaf Guards Protect More than Gutters
The bottom line for Oklahoma homeowners is that installing a leaf guard protection system is worth it.
Ideally, the prefect time to install your system is at the beginning of the fall season, as leaves and debris begin to fill gutters and the Oklahoma winds pick up.
Simply put, clogged gutters will create problems for your home.
When water can’t freely flow through gutter systems and down the downspouts, there can be serious damage to the integrity of the home, including:
- Water backflowing into the roof, which can cause leaks inside the home
- Water pooling against the fascia board, which runs between the gutter and the side of the home. Causing damage to the roof overhang carpentry areas.
- Water pooling at the home’s base, which can damage the foundation and cause unwanted settling and un-leveling of the foundation.
By protecting gutters and preventing the accumulation of debris that can cause clogs inside the gutter, you are also protecting yourself from these bigger, more costly emergencies.
Leaf protection not only keeps debris out but also protects your roof’s overhang and the existing gutter system on your home.
In addition, leaves, dirt, and other types of natural debris can carry mold spores that flourish inside clogged gutters. Clogs can cause water to spill over onto your roof or side of the house, which can also cause mold and mildew to grow within your home.
Once mold and mildew hit, the cost for solving the issue can be astronomical.
Leaf guard protection also prevents pests from living in your gutter system, keeping out rodents, birds and even snakes that can potentially damage the home.
Clogged gutters can also offer a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and clogged gutters often retain a lot of water.
Another key benefit of a leaf guard system involves enhanced fire protection.
Without protection, dried leaves, twigs and other debris are highly flammable.
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Oklahoma Leaf Guard Installation
For more than 22 years, Red River’s Oklahoma Pros have built extensive experience in the installation and maintenance of affordable gutter guards and roof systems.
Our leaf protection experts can install your leaf guards safely, ensuring your home has maximum protection from water damage, pests, and other issues, while saving you hundreds of dollars on national expensive gutter guards.
No more cleaning leaves, twigs, acorns, pine needles or other debris from your gutters – with over 48 micro-perforations per square inch, our gutter guard screen will keep even the smallest debris out.
Best of all, it will not affect the look of your roofline, it’s virtually invisible from the curb. Plus, the guard’s specially designed micro-filtration system will not penetrate roof shingles or void roof warranties.
Choosing a certified, trusted contractor like Red River Roofing will ensure your leaf protection system is installed or replaced with the highest quality craftsmanship, customer service and products available.
Red River can also replace your rain gutter system and make sure that the water run-off from your roof goes where it is supposed to go – away from the roof and the house.
Join the over 17,000 property owners who’ve trusted us with their home improvement projects for the past 22 years. Hire the Local Pros at Red River Roofing, Siding & Windows.