Jun 06, 2016

Five Ways Open Style Gutters Can Leave You Disappointed

What do gas station sandwiches, participating in your office’s Secret Santa pool and movie sequels have in common?  They always seem like a good idea at the time, but quickly leave you disappointed.  If the home improvement industry were to ever compile a list of such items, it’s a certainty that open style rain gutters would be on them.  Allow us to talk you out of this catastrophic mistake.

Aesthetic Appeal: Paying attention to your home’s curb appeal is worthwhile because it’s the first thing that guests see.  Because open style rain gutters are prone to clogging and overflowing water, they often become stained and discolored.  (Shameless plug-LeafGuard® Brand Gutters have a one-piece, seamless design that enhances the look of your home’s exterior, much like crown molding does in your home’s interior.)seamless gutter guard on st paul, mn home

Having to Climb a Ladder: You’re only kidding yourself if you think that open style rain gutters will never have to be cleaned in order to avoid all of the problems that can ensue due to clogging and overflow.  In fact, every year, 90,000 emergency room visits are directly tied to those who have experienced serious injuries due to falling off a ladder.

A Place for Pests to Congregate: Open style rain gutters make a perfect home for pests such as squirrels, mosquitoes, carpenter ants, and earwigs.  That’s because open style rain gutters quickly accumulate debris, such as pine needles & leaves which attract these types of pesky creatures.

LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are Custom Fabricated for Each Home They’re Installed On:  

Fire Hazard: Think about the last time you built a campfire.  In order to get it started, you likely used some twigs and leaves for kindling.  Open style rain gutters have no way to stop these items from entering them and can easily become clogged.  This creates the perfect environment for a fire which can easily be started if a neighbor is using their fireplace, having a campfire or shooting off fireworks, as it only takes one spark for a fire to ignite.

Your Home’s Resale Value: While potential homeowners may have varied opinions on what makes a home desirable, they overwhelmingly agree that the more maintenance-free features a home has, the more appealing it is.  Open style rain gutters cannot be maintenance-free because there is no barrier in place to ward off organic debris.one-piece gutter guard on garage

A Word about LeafGuard® Brand Gutters: 

LeafGuard® Brand Gutters are the only one-piece gutter system, with a built-in hood that covers the gutter bottom and deflects leaves, twigs and organic debris. This exclusive, seamless design keeps debris from collecting in your gutters which:

  • curtails clogs
  • allows water to freely flow
  • eradicates leaks and the risk of water damage
  • makes climbing ladders to clean gutters a thing of the past


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Englert LeafGuard® Reviews:

"We've had you install the gutters on the house, also installed attic insulation, and now the garage gutters. I'm looking forward to a much dryer garage next spring! The installers were a day earlier than expected and did a quick and excellent job. The sales rep, Brandon, was personable and informative."

Jeanne F.
St, Paul, MN
May 15, 2018

"Lindus was back last month for installation of a LeafGuard® Gutter for our outbuilding. Had those gutters installed on the house maybe 15 years ago. They are super. Lindus did our roof three years ago...never got another quote. The Scott County building inspector told me that it was the nicest workmanship she'd seen all year.  If you want the best, one word: Lindus."

Brent L.
Prior Lake, MN
April 23, 2018

"Service Rep, Jason, was excellent. He worked with our insurance company to get the cost of replacement handled under our homeowners insurance. Installers were prompt, kept on task and cleaned up the work site - great job!!!"

Cheryl L.
Maple Grove, MN
February 12, 2018

We had hail damage.  Lindus replaced shingles and installed LeafGuard® Gutters.  We are extremely pleased with all the work.  The roof has a 50 year warranty. Work was completed very quickly and professionally."

Steve B.
Deer Park, WI
January 11, 2018

"Excellent. Workers showed up on time with the design. We went over it together and they came up with a better plan for downspouts. Great work!!"

Harold H.
Circle Pines, MN
December 11, 2017

"I appreciated the friendliness and professionalism of the people who work for Lindus Construction. Communication was great from my initial contact through job completion. The job was completed when I was told it would be done and the clean-up was great. My garage looks great! Thanks, Lindus!"

Judy K.
Minneapolis, MN
August 27, 2017
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