Leaf Relief by Ply Gem is a perforated gutter guard that prevents natural debris from clogging your gutters, such as sticks and leaves. Installing a leaf relief guard on top of your current gutter is a very effective and long-lasting solution to prevent the blocking of gutters.
Moreover, it keeps drains and gutters clear, reduces debris accumulation, and protects your property from water damage caused by leaks and buildup.
You have to take the risk of climbing onto your roof to clean the gutters and cautiously cleaning each gutter with whatever equipment is available. Because choked gutters may cause your home’s foundation to crumble, wash away vegetation, cause water damage and mildew growth, and even collapse.
Leaf relief also provides exceptional water protection that can withstand even the heaviest rainfalls. Leaf Relief provides no-clog, a no-overflow performance that requires little to no maintenance.
Why Use Leaf Relief?
The innovative design of Leaf Relief allows water to flow freely as debris is swept away from gutters by a gentle wind. Leaf Relief is designed to mount directly to the gutter, eliminating the need to disturb the shingles during installation.
The Leaf Relief product line is nearly unnoticeable from the ground. When snow and ice begin to gather in unprotected gutters during the winter weather, it safeguards your gutter system.
According to Ply Gem, Leaf Relief drains water at the same rate as a 2″ x 3″ downspout. This means that even the worst of rainfall cannot budge the all might Leaf relief. Also, Leaf Relief can drain 29.7” of rainfall an hour!
Eliminating debris accumulation in your gutter system can also assist in avoiding rusting. You won’t have to worry about rusting if you use Aluminum gutters.
Rusting does occur with steel-based products such as galvanized guards. As wet leaves and other debris accumulate and settle within your gutter system, the moisture it holds settles on the gutter system, hastening the rusting process of these components.
Snow, particularly melting snow, weighs more than many gutters are built to manage. That is, too much snow may and will damage your gutters. Even if the weight of the snow does not totally bring them down, it can bend or break them in the center.
Only melted water from snow and ice is allowed to enter the gutters with Leaf Relief, which helps to prevent drains from freezing and causing leaks and overflow throughout the upper gutter system.
Last but not the least, Lead Relief comes with Ply Gem’s patented Aluma-Perf™ Technology that allows the debris and leaves to be cleared by wind itself. A 6 mph breeze will wipe out small debris like leaves, pine needles, and twigs while a stronger 23 mph wind is needed for wet debris.
According to fixr, Leaf Relief gutter covers have an average cost of $1.60 to $3 a linear foot. A single piece of Leaf Relief is 4 feet long.
|It strengthens your existing gutters.
|Visible from outside as they are not a flat cover.
|It is cheap and simple to install on your gutters.
|A professional installation team may be necessary for its installation.
|Excellent resistance to frost, snow, and leaves.
|For some Leaf Reliefs, the foam can become clogged with oil, shingle grit, etc.
|They are less expensive than most gutter guards.
|Withstands severe winds and intense temperatures.
|Has 489 perforations every 20 inches.
|Specially-treated vinyl flap that resist extreme weather, UV light, and mildew.
Does Leaf Relief Require Maintenance?
Ply Gem, Leaf Relief’s parent company describes their gutter guard as maintenance-free. However, there is no such thing as a low-maintenance leaf guard.
Guard screens may considerably reduce the amount of gutter maintenance required. Because you will no longer have to clean the inside of your gutter system.
You may still need to brush the tops of the guards to remove the leaves that will undoubtedly accumulate. You may achieve this by using gutter cleaning equipment. When it rains, the falling leaves might become entangled on the guards.
However, when they dry out, they frequently blow off on their own. Furthermore, depending on the style of property, your maintenance costs may be much cheaper than those of others. Leaf protection can assist in almost eliminating all gutter maintenance while keeping your rain gutters from clogging, backing up, and generating more expensive repairs.
Leaf Relief- Types & Installation
The effectiveness of any leaf relief protection is only as good as its implementation. Leaf Relief is available in a variety of forms to match the size, style, and hanger type of your gutters. For existing gutters, leaf relief comes in four styles:
Copper Leaf Relief is now available for use on copper gutters. As gutters are not convertible, make sure you obtain the correct type. All these types need special expertise; you need to be very careful while installing them, so you do not damage them.
Leaf Relief should be installed with self-sealing screws and secured uniformly throughout the length of the gutter, which will guard the gutter system from typical gutter failures.
Ply Gem, the makers of Leaf Relief gutter guard systems, suggest that traditional space hangers warp under heavy snow and expanding ice, leaving your home susceptible to leaks.
Lead Relief Continuous Hanger is equipped with self sealing screws secures gutters evenly along the entire length, making them much more durable and aesthetically pleasing. According to ATI Testing 2011, Leaf Relief Continuous Hanging System can hold up to 858 pounds of weight.
The advantages of using Leaf Relief are many; it not only strengthens your existing gutters but is also inexpensive and easily installable. It might sound easy, but dealing with sharp tools and ladders is not everyone’s cup of tea.
If you want a professional installation team for the installation of Leaf Relief, Mid Atlantic Remodeling Co. is your best option in Baltimore, Maryland.
We specialize in leaf reliefs, gutter guards, and everything related to roofing and remodeling. Contact us here, and we’ll be on our way to provide a free estimate for your needs.