Competitor Comparison


When comparing K-Guard to DIY solutions, note the differences between these supplemental products and a professionally installed complete leaf-free system.

Mesh gutter guards, screen gutter guards, foam gutter inserts, and other barriers simply sit on top of your existing gutter. Large debris collects on top of the screen or other product, blocking water from ever entering the gutter and routing it under your shingles, behind your fascia board, or toward your foundation.

While these products and others found at big-box hardware stores are usually easy to install, you're likely to wind up with the same clogged and leaking gutters and could wind up with expensive damage that homeowners insurance will not cover



Complete Leaf Free System (Gutter and Hood)

Attaches to Fascia Board and Rafter Tails

Rear Drainage Channel

Engineered to Fit Properly on Home

Product Color Matches Gutter



Prevent Gutter Leaks

Gutter Systems

Large-capacity 5-inch leaf-free gutter system                      



YES. Water enters the gutter in two ways.

YES. Gutter system does not interfere with roof or roofline.

YES. The gutter and hood are made of the same material in the same color.

Enhances curb appeal with smooth face and a crown-molding-like look.

Includes complete 5-inch gutter and hood.

YES. Gutter and hood are made to work together to prevent water leaks.

Competitor Products

Made for small-to-medium capacity (3 or 4 inch) gutters


NO. Product attaches under shingles, possibly violating the roof's warranty.

NO. With nowhere else to go, windblown rain is blown under the shingle, where it could ultimately cause wood rot.

NO. An aftermarket hood or similar product is designed to go on the existing gutter without taking into account the design of the roof or the home overall.

NO. Must match the color of the new product to the existing gutter.

With its vertical face and imprecise fit, supplemental product appears clunky and out of place.

Includes topper product only. Gutter is additional cost.

NOT GUARANTEED. Product goes on existing gutters, which may be leaky or rotten. If the gutter leaked before, it will still leak after installation.