How LeafFilter Works


how leaffilter worksLeaf Filter™ Gutter Guards consist of a stainless steel micromesh filter that installs on a home’s existing gutters. With LeafFilter, debris is prohibited from entering a home’s rain gutters, which prevents serious and costly damages to your home that are associated with clogged gutters.

LeafFilter’s Micro Mesh Gutter Guard Screen

LeafFilter™ gutter guards utilize a medical grade stainless steel micromesh filter. By utilizing stainless steel, we ensure our product will never rust or corrode and no organic material will grow on it. Nothing will adhere to the micromesh gutter guard — instead, leaves, pine needles, and debris are diverted over the gutter guard’s edge.

LeafFilter’s micromesh gutter guard features openings that are 50 microns fine, so not even a grain of sand can get in. With the finest micro-mesh filter in the industry, debris is kept out of, while water is channeled into your gutters and safely diverted away from your home.

Patented Rigid Vinyl Body

The LeafFilter™ micro-mesh screen is supported by a patented rigid vinyl frame. The LeafFilter™ frame is made out of uPVC, Unplasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride, or “Vinyl.”

uPVC is used in a wide variety of other high-quality home exterior products, including: siding; windows, weatherboarding, doors, soffits; and fascia trim. uPVC is sun, fade and temperature change resistant. This is actually the same material that the majority of vent stacks and cowls – the pipes sticking out of roofs – are made out of.

Additionally LeafFilter™ contains a titanium dioxide that acts as a UV block or “sunscreen” and aids in color fastness by helping to reflect ultraviolet rays.

The use of uPVC is long proven as a versatile and long-lasting exterior home product. LeafFilter™ is no exception.

Center I-Beam

The center I-beam and internal brackets provide unparalleled strength against heavy loads and support the LeafFilter™ frame.

Subtle Drip Edge

The subtle drip-edge on the front of LeafFilter™ helps keep the front of the gutter clean. Leaves, pine needles and other debris are diverted over the drip edge while water is pulled through the micro-mesh screen into your gutters.