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Visit Our Showroom to Learn More About K-Guard's Two-Piece Design
March 16th, 2018 4:20 pm
Street view of the K-Guard Cleveland office and showroom in Macedonia, Ohio

Do your gutters regularly fill up with leaves, twigs, and other debris? Traditional open, uncovered gutters collect debris over time, especially in areas surrounded by trees. When leaves build up inside the gutter system, it’s important to clean the gutters out before they clog. When the gutters are clogged, they fill with water and overflow. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to the fascia board and the foundation of the home. If you’re looking to replace your old, uncovered gutters, then a leaf free gutter system may be the solution for you.

One-Piece vs. Two-Piece System
If you’re looking for a complete leaf free gutter system, you can choose between a one-piece system or a two-piece system. Both systems utilize a reverse curve hood design to keep debris out while collecting water. Both systems are roll formed on site to fit your home, providing a seamless gutter design to help prevent leaks. Seamless gutters consist of one long piece of material that stretches...
Remember These Ladder Safety Guidelines When Cleaning Gutters
March 15th, 2018 7:12 pm
A ladder leaning up against a garage.

Traditional open-top gutters require homeowner maintenance, especially if you live in an area filled with trees and leaves. Debris will likely build up inside the gutters and disrupt water flow. Clogs lead to water overflow, which may cause water damage to the roof deck, fascia board, and foundation of the home. If you have open top gutters, we recommend cleaning them out a few times a year, to prevent clogs.

Your gutters may need cleaned out more often if debris buildup is common. Leaves may get caught in the seams of sectional gutter systems, which are made of many smaller pieces of gutter joined together. If you do need to clean your gutters or use a ladder outside for any reason, remember to practice proper ladder safety. Below are some guidelines and tips for ladder safety from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
  1. Read and follow all labels and markings on the ladder: Be aware of any safety warnings and instructions that come with the ladder.
  2. Avo...
Photos: Metal Roof Installation Process
March 14th, 2018 7:20 pm
Deck view of a newly installed galvanized steel panel roof

When considering a roof replacement or new roof installation, most homeowners choose asphalt shingles as their roofing material. Asphalt shingles still make up the majority of the residential roofing market, but metal roofing continues to grow in popularity. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, metal roofing made up 12% of the residential roofing market in 2016. Metal roofing was second behind asphalt, ahead of other materials such as clay and concrete tile as well as wood shingles and shake.

K-Guard/DunRite Exteriors provides home exterior solutions, including roofing, siding, windows, and K-Guard leaf free gutters. We install a variety of roofing materials, including both asphalt shingles and metal roofing materials. This post contains photos from throughout a galvanized steel roof installation process.

Beginning stages of a roof installation on a house during construction
Beginning stage of the roof construction. 

Roof Deck and Underlayment
Front view of a house during construction of the roof deck
A roof deck installed on a house under construction
High temperature ice and water membrane being installed on a roof deck
Ice and water membrane being installed on a roof deck
During this step, the roof deck and underlayment are i...
What Are the Most Common Roofing Materials?
March 12th, 2018 8:28 pm
Ground view of the back of a house with a new asphalt shingle roof

One of the first decisions to make when considering a roof replacement is the roofing material. For many homeowners, this doesn’t require much thought; they simply choose a specific type and color of asphalt shingle. While asphalt shingles remain the most common roofing material in the U.S., there are other interesting options, depending on factors such as climate, budget, and home style. Below are some of the most popular roofing materials in the United States, from HGTV:

Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most common residential roofing material. These shingles are popular due to affordable prices, easy installation, and a wide variety of designs and colors. Most asphalt shingles can last up to 25 years.

Clay and Concrete Tiles
Both clay and concrete tiles are heavy and durable. Concrete tiles are less expensive than clay. Clay and concrete tiles are both more expensive than asphalt shingles, and may require additional framing, but they can last up to 50 y...
How Does K-Guard’s Internal Gutter Hanger Differ from Other Hangers?
March 9th, 2018 8:40 pm
Back view of the patio of a home with new K-Guard leaf free gutters

K-Guard is a two-piece, leaf free gutter system with a reverse curve hood design. For the most part, gutter protection products attempt to keep leaves and other debris out of the gutter by covering it with some type of screen or hood. These products can be add-on gutter guards for your existing gutter system, or complete replacement systems.
K-Guard is a complete replacement gutter system. During the installation process, we remove your old gutters before installing K-Guard. K-Guard’s two-piece design is supported by a high-strength, internal gutter hanger. This post will discuss how K-Guard’s hanger differs from hangers for one-piece gutter systems.

One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Gutter Systems
There are some similarities between K-Guard and one-piece reverse curve gutter systems. Both are roll formed on site to fit the specifications of your home. Roll forming gutters on site allows for a seamless gutter design, with a single piece of material stretching from corner to corne...

A few of our Many customer testimonials

  • Removed old gutters and replaced with K-Guard system. K-Guard arrived on 6/23. Removed old gutters and once painters finished appropriate areas, K-Guard came back and very professionally and neatly installed new gutter system. Clean up was impressive.

    Maria Jessica Turner, Rittman OH

  • K-Guard gutter system was installed on our home. The workers arrived early, however, before completing the job, it rained. They returned the next morning and finished. They apologized for taking longer, but it wasn't their fault. They were very courteous and professional. We are highly satisfied.

    Mr & Mrs Bernard Taylor, Ravenna, OH

  • We used the services of K Guard Leaf Free Gutter Systems. They put on new gutters. They did good work and they were thorough when they came to look at our gutters in terms of asking questions for downspouts and that kind of thing.

    David Anderson, North Canton, OH

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