How to Choose The Best Gutter Guards

Learn how to choose Gutter Guards from Home Service Solutions

When trying on shoes, you look at style, functions, cost, and most importantly, finding a pair you like that’s in your size. The same can be said about your gutter guards. There are so many gutter guards on the market right now but how do you pick one? How do you know which guards are right for your eavestroughs and for your home? This post is going to dive into our Alu-Rex Gutter Guards and explain the greatness that goes into the Gutter Clean System, the TREX, and DoublePro. Plus, we’ll include some tips on what to look for when considering gutter guards and how to keep them at their top performance. Relax, we’ve got it.

Who is Alu-Rex?

Alu-Rex was started by a band of brothers, Guy and Stéphane Brochu, that took the gutter and water management industry by storm. They formed Alu-Rex because they wanted to create a company that works to fix homeowners’ problems with gutters as well as to make exterior home maintenance easier. At the time the company started, they were gutter installers and wanted to offer an effective product to protect eavestroughs.

Alu-Rex is always trying to offer a product that meets the needs of its consumers. Soon enough, Alu-Rex created the T-REX and the DoublePro continuous hanger gutter guards. In these systems, the eavestroughs remain sturdy while making the two-step eavestroughs and gutter guards into a quick all-in-one solution.

Why are Gutter Guards Important?

Gutter guards extend the life of your eavestroughs. Every winter, exposed eavestroughs have a risk of frozen and clogged downspouts from ice and snow buildup. That build-up will leave melted water sitting in your eavestrough until it freezes again.

The end goal of your eavestroughs and downspouts is to get water far away from the foundation as possible. If you are experiencing flooding in your basement, see water leaking into your attic, or notice a cracked foundation – there could be an underlying problem caused by clogged gutters that is hard to see. This could cost you hundreds or thousands in the long term if left unchecked. By investing in gutter guards for your home, you can keep your eavestroughs flowing freely, without the risks of clogs.

Choosing the Best Gutter Guard for your Home

The Gutter Clean System

This innovative leaf guard was built for existing eavestroughs. This guard keeps your gutters draining freely. With blocked gutters, water buildup can seep through your fascia boards and into your home, creating structural and health problems for your family. The Gutter Clean System is made of weatherproof aluminum so it won’t rust, crack, chip or warp out of shape for the years it protects your gutters from clogs. This material is built to withstand the weight of snow and other debris and keeps both snow and ice out of the gutters while filtering any water to drain without build-up.

The Gutter Clean Clog-Free Warranty

So how long before you need to replace them? What if something were to happen where they did need replacing? These leaf guards come with a 40-year clog-free warranty. This is the only guard on the market with this type of warranty. Found your forever home? Say hello to your forever gutter guards.


How cool would it be to have a dinosaur to protect your home? You can have the same protection for your eavestroughs with T-Rex gutter guards. This gutter guard is the first of two continuous hanger gutter guards Alu-Rex developed. The term ‘continuous hanger’ means that the weight of the gutter guard and the eavestroughs are consistent from end to end. This means that it can support the weight of snow, ice, AND ladders. The reinforcement in the guards eliminates all weak points.

T-Rex, Our Strongest Gutter Guard

This set of guards comes with free eavestroughs. If you have some nasty stuff growing in your gutters, the whole eavestrough comes down so the new ones can be installed. Thanks to the design and the heavy-gauge aluminum used, it’s now even studier and more long-lasting. Go on. You know you want to test it out. These guards can hold the weight of three people.


There’s a reason why we call it DoublePro. These gutter guards, unlike the other Alu-Rex gutter guards, have two layers of protection and filtration. The first layer has the strength to protect against damage caused by ice, snow, and debris. The second layer is a microfiltration filter which makes this the only gutter guard on the market that protects against damage caused by pine needles.

Protect Your Home With Our Most Extensive Warranty

These extreme gutter guards should have an extensive warranty, right? 100%. These guards are an Alu-Rex flagship product, so it’s covered by the most extensive warranty in the market. The DoublePro lifetime warranty covers materials, durability, and clog-free performance.

These guards, like the T-Rex, are a continuous hanger so feel free to test it out with three people of your choice.

4 Tips and Reminders for Keeping your Gutter Guards Effective for your Home

  1. Freezing water means that the guards will lift out of the eavestroughs. It is so important to keep an eye on your downspouts and make sure that they are clear of any ice or snow. When shovelling your driveway or sidewalk, carefully knock on the downspout and see if you can feel any blockage. Shovel any snow away from the opening to make sure water is draining correctly.
  2. When searching for Gutter Guards to be installed on your home, measure your home first. Gutter Guards are sold by the linear foot. It can be tricky to measure the tight corners that guarantee seamless edges. Allow for 10% of what you buy to go to waste.
  3. Painting your eavestroughs and soffits to match the exterior siding colour will hide your eavestroughs blending it in with your overall home design.
  4. It’s important to have your gutter guards installed by a trained professional. Doing this ensures your gutter guards are installed correctly, that they’ll work properly, and that you are getting full protection against clogged gutters.

Trust Home Service Solutions for Professional Gutter Guard Installation

Gutter guards can save you tons of time and money. Cleaning your gutters two-five times a year can be unsafe and an overall nuisance. Alu-Rex Gutter Guards are an industry innovation that was developed by a team of teams that know their gutters inside out. Contact our team for a long-lasting solution against clogged gutters.

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