As we take in the splendor of nature, it is hard to imagine that extensive damage can be caused by something as delicate as a leaf. Leaves can clog gutters and down spouts resulting in severe problems and expensive home repairs. There are gutter protection products on the market today that van drastically reduce this problem. Alcoa Home Exteriors, a leading manufacturer of building products, unveils its latest solution for gutter and downpour protection, Leaf Relief.
During the dry summer months, a leaf-clogged gutter could be a potential fire hazard as dried leaves are highly flammable. In damp warm temperatures, it can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. According to public health officials, mosquitoes lay their eggs in the stagnant water of clogged gutters, which is a main concern in the outbreak of West Nile Virus. Recent reports have suggested that by keeping gutters and spouts clean and debris-free; homeowners can reduce the risk of contracting this disease.
In the fall and springtime, leaves can get caught in a gutter, blocking down spouts and causing water to overflow. This can lead to leakage or even worse, a major home disaster. When water is trapped, it can seep under the shingles, through the fascia or the shaft, where it can be damaged can also cause roof deterioration and ground erosion, which can be a particularly dangerous situation as this affects the foundation of the house.
Compatible with all roof systems, Leaf Relief, guarantees quality leaf and debris protection at an affordable price. The system utilizes patented Aluma-Per Technology perforated holes keep water flowing and works efficiently to keep out leaves, twigs, seeds, and small debris, including pine needles. Leaf Relief has proven 100 percent effective in a series of independent tests.
Leaf Relief offers exceptional volume capacity, capable of draining 305 inches of water per hour -- at least 25 times more flow than most competitors. Most ordinary dry debris is cleared from the surface with a gentle 6-mph breeze, while wet debris is removed at a 23 mph wind. Virtually undetectable from the ground, Leaf Relief adds rigidity and durability to the gutter. The secure mounting system stays firmly in place to resist high winds ladder damage and pest invasion.