Environmentally Friendly Gutter Protection
Most people consider gutter guards for the convenience they provide — you don’t have to clean leaves and debris out of your gutters or worry about gutter damage due to clogs. What few people think of is how a gutter guard can affect the environment, in both positive and negative ways.
At Gutterglove, we think about this kind of thing because it’s our mission to do more than just manufacture and sell the best gutter guards on the planet. We make sure our products are environmentally friendly — even beneficial in some cases — because we strive to make a difference.
The Problem with Other Gutter Guard Systems
Most gutter guard products are made of plastic or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). While these materials provide cost-effective manufacture and installation, they’re harmful for the environment, especially over longer periods of time.
These systems may also be effective enough for residential use but when it comes to use in certain green systems, they don’t pass muster. Here’s why Gutterglove gutter guards are as much the superior choice for the environment as they are for your home.
Our Products Are Made of Recyclable Materials
Gutterglove doesn’t make anything out of PVC or plastic because vinyl and commercial polymers aren’t recyclable. They also wear out before long, meaning that while it will be cheaper to replace a plastic gutter guard, you’ll have to do it more often, and you’ll be creating more waste more often as well. Depending on the climate and weather where you live, one of these so-called “budget” gutter guard systems may only last a few seasons before they need to be replaced.
Our gutter guard systems are made out of aluminum and stainless steel, materials that are long-lasting and most importantly, 100% recyclable. They don’t need to be replaced as often, and when they do, the materials can be repurposed so that they stay out of the landfill.
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Gutterglove and the Water Supply
Having access to fresh, clean water, both for drinking and commercial and industrial applications is important, even in places where water isn’t scarce. Our gutter guards are constructed in a way that makes them a popular choice for both personal and industrial rainwater harvesting.
Rainwater harvesting involves diverting and collecting rain into buckets, tanks, or other reservoirs for a variety of different uses. Homeowners often keep smaller rainwater collection vessels for water used in washing vehicles, watering plants, and occasionally, drinking. Commercially, harvested rainwater is used for cooling silos, plumbing and variety of larger-scale applications.
The point is that when you’re collecting rainwater, you want it to be clean, no matter what you’re using it for. Gutterglove gutter guards are an effective pre-filtration system for potable (drinking) water. This is because of our design which incorporates a fine micro-mesh used to keep leaves, pine needles, grit from certain roofing materials and other larger debris from entering the water that flows through your gutters.
Our gutter guards are also the only systems in North America compliant with UL standards NSF P151 and NSF 372. These are regulations for equipment that can be safely used in rainwater harvesting, and as a result, Gutterglove gutter protection systems are also effective as a filtration tool for non-potable water.
Why Buy Gutterglove?
Residential homeowners trust us to provide a long-lasting, effective product that doesn’t harm the environment at any time during or after use. They also trust us to provide a product that is an effective filtration tool for rainwater harvesting.
Commercial businesses trust us to filter water and stay compliant with all associated regulations, helping them conserve water and ultimately, spend less money on a variety of commercial applications.
Helping our customers while also helping the environment is what we’re all about.