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One-Piece Reverse Curve Gutter Guards

 
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one piece reverse curve

 
Overview
 

Preferred Manufacturers: Guttermaxx, K-Guard, LeafGuard LeafGuard is our top pick for one piece reverse curve gutter guards. We rated LeafGuard so highly because of its extensive dealer network, strong internal hangers, and impressive durability.
 
Guard Technology:
 
Price
6.0


 
Warranty
9.0


 
Build Quality
8.0


 
Debris Resistance
8.0


 
Water Flow
8.0


 
Total Score
7.8


 

Positives


Handles most water well, High build quality, Warranty

Negatives


Difficult to clean, Can fill with smaller debris, Expensive


Bottom Line

If you are looking to replace your aging gutter system and live in a wooded area, one-piece reverse curve systems may be a good fit. Still, there may be better options. One issue that all homeowners need to know is that these gutter guards require a total gutter replacement – a more expensive, labor intensive […]

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Posted August 28, 2015 by

 
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If you are looking to replace your aging gutter system and live in a wooded area, one-piece reverse curve systems may be a good fit. Still, there may be better options. One issue that all homeowners need to know is that these gutter guards require a total gutter replacement – a more expensive, labor intensive proposition. Homes with copper gutters, for instance, have an significant investment in the guttering already in place. Any situation where your gutters are in good condition may be a sign that a different system is more appropriate.

Assuming you are comfortable with replacing your gutters with a one-piece reverse curve gutter guard, you benefit from not interfering with your roof line. Many other products accomplish covering your gutters by attaching to your shingles  or abutting them. We believe that on this basis, the warranty is stronger and the risk of incidental damage elsewhere is minimized. One piece systems can also be of higher build quality due to being constructed with one material that does not risk separation.

Unfortunately, one gripe we faced besides the price point was that some debris follows the reverse curve and enters the gutters. Reports online of service requests for cleaning going unanswered or being delayed can be concerning. If you wish to clean the gutters yourself, getting inside a one-piece gutter system can be incredibly problematic. If you’re keen on getting a reverse curve system, we recommend one-piece systems over reverse curve systems despite the above concerns.

 


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