The LeafsOut has an aluminum channel frame strip in the front, a small aluminum channel strip on the back edge and a stainless steel micro mesh with V-bends. Together they provide a very strong gutter guard protection system. The stainless steel V-Bend mesh filter allows more than 100 inches of hourly rainfall to filter through to your gutter. The revolutionary V-Bend technology allows the mesh to remain free standing without the added cost of a support bracket underneath. The small corrugations in the mesh give it rigidity and strength to sustain itself above your gutter.
Filtering out leaves, pine needles, seed pods and even sand out of your gutters and rain storage tank. LeafsOut has become a very popular First Stage Filter in a rain collection system
In general, most of the debris (leaves, sand, small tree debris) falls off LeafsOut. Rain pounding on top of LeafsOut, the slope of the roof, and gentle to strong winds push virtually all debris off our gutter protection system. The pounding of the rain actually self-cleans the micro-mesh in most situations. LeafsOut should be installed at the same pitch as the roof to get the best results of debris shedding off. This may include lowering the gutters to create a seamless transition across surfaces. If the gutter guard is installed flat (not at the pitch of the roof) it may need to be cleaned from time to time.
Any product can be easy to install if you have done it before and have experience. The LeafsOut micro-mesh rain gutter guard is can be self installed and will require cutting the gutter guard with tin-snips and installing screws. Do to the nature of the current rain gutters installation in relation to the roof the actual gutter may need to be lowered so the gutter guard has a pitch (slope) that will allow leaves and debris to shed off.
Icicles and ice dams can form on your gutter during freezing conditions. Ice dams can cause water to leak back into your home. Icicles can break and cause serious bodily harm. Properly installed, operated and maintained heating elements on your roof and gutter can melt icicles and ice dams. Use a licensed electrical contractor in good standing for installing any heating element products.