Gutter Installation Service
Even if they don't look like the most important thing on the exterior of your home, your gutters are responsible for protecting your home 24/7 – especially when the rain and snow starts to come down here in New York City.
The front line of defense for your home is your gutters. They collect, channel, and direct water flow away from your home and foundation.
However, gutters must be clear of dirt, debris, leaves, and standing water to perform as intended.
Suppose your gutters become compromised (and every New York homeowner learns that every gutter system fails eventually). In that case, you won't be dealing with gutters that get flooded.
You're probably going to be dealing with a roof that starts to leak, walls that start to get waterlogged, and a foundation that begins to be eroded – all of which can lead to expensive fixes in the future.
With the K-Guard gutter system available here at K-Guard of New York City, you won't have to worry about those problems any longer.
Do You Need New Gutters?
The odds are pretty good that if your gutters haven't been installed within the last 10 or 15 years – and especially if they haven't had regular maintenance performed every spring and every summer – you could use a new upgrade around the perimeter of your home.
Sure, some gutters are designed to last longer than others. But with the weather elements in New York, regular open-top gutters only last 3-10 years.
Eventually, every open gutter system gets worn out, beaten, and compromised. And that's when you need to start thinking about new gutters before these little problems become big and expensive emergencies.
Frequently Asked Questions
A simple fascia build-out could be performed on your home to enable a K-Guard system to be installed. For further information, consult your local dealer.
No. The K-Guard Leaf-Free Gutter System was designed and engineered as a complete system. The custom-formed components are optimized to perform with each other but not with other open-top gutter components.
K-Guard attaches to the existing or installed fascia board below your existing roof. A K-Guard installation will not affect your roof except to provide superior protection against ice damming and blow-back.
Most conventional gutters are hung too close to the roof line to allow room for any cover to fit correctly. Due to this height problem, some add-on products are often attached to or over existing shingles, potentially voiding your roof warranty. Plus, if you need to move or replace your gutters to allow an add-on product to fit correctly, why not just invest in a new and wholly covered gutter system? Because K-Guard was designed and built as a complete and fully engineered leaf-free gutter system, you can be guaranteed that all of its components integrate correctly to provide exceptional performance.
Every job is different. Various factors may affect price, including material cost, location, local competition, regional labor costs, etc. K-Guard is always cost-competitive with other systems. Evaluate each product's overall benefits, quality, performance, and aesthetics in any cost comparison.
K-Guard is designed as a fully integrated leaf-free gutter system from the ground up. No other system can offer the complete range of benefits that K-Guard provides.
- A complete, 5-inch wide gutter (same capacity as standard, k-style gutters)
- A 3-1/4-inch wide gutter bottom to accommodate a 3×4-inch downspout
- Our patented hangers fully support our gutter from front to back.
- Angled hanger design for added leverage and strength
- Front and rear drainage passages for improved water collecting
- A smooth, attractive design
- A convenient, removable hood
Very well. K-Guard will withstand virtually any snow, ice, or wind condition, making it a superior product for homeowners in cold-weather climates. Many people do not realize that with conventional, open-top gutter systems, ice will form on the inside, where you cannot see it. The resulting freezing and thawing pry your gutters off your home; with K-Guard, ice forms outside the gutter rather than the inside. Additionally, K-Guard is stronger than traditional gutters and other covered gutter systems, so you can be sure that no snow or ice will pull our product off your home. Our system also has a rear drainage channel which helps prevent wind-blown water from backing up under your roof's edge and freezing. Hence, the potential of ice damming is far lower than with other systems.
Yes. The K-Guard system effectively keeps leaves and debris out of the gutter. Our system is backed up with 3×4 inch downspouts that help flush out any small pieces of debris that may occasionally enter the gutter. If your K-Guard system ever develops a clog, we will come to your home and remedy the problem – free of charge. For more information, please get in touch with us.
Computer-based engineering studies have been conducted to determine the overall strength of the K-Guard system. Here are the impressive results:
- The system can support vertical loads on the front of the gutter of 35 lbs per foot. That equals 70 lbs per installed hanger.
- The hood can support 60 lbs per square foot of pressure, both in load and uplift, before any flexing of the hood occurs.
There is no limit to the lifespan of this system. The coatings on the gutter and hood will easily last 20 years, the base materials will not corrode, and the internal hangers (which are protected from the elements by the gutter and hood) will last almost indefinitely.
The K-Guard gutter system comes in a variety of colors that complement your home. Ask your local dealer about the specific colors available in your area.
Great. With its smooth, curved appearance, K-Guard has been described as the best-looking product on the market and is undoubtedly more attractive than standard residential (k-style) gutters. K-Guard also tends to blend in with your home's existing architecture and roof style more effectively than other covered systems' sharp corners and vertical faces.