Ordinary gutters trap leaves, pine needles and debris, creating a fire hazard on your roof.
Byers’ LeafGuard sheds leaves, pine needles and debris, preventing buildup of flammable material.
Is roof debris turning your
gutters into a tinderbox?
Fire hazard: roof and gutter debris.
Roof and gutter debris can create a tinderbox around your roof. If you live in an area at risk for fire, you must be extra-careful about keeping your roof and gutters clean. Screens and cover devices that form a flat shelf at the edge of your roof can collect flammable debris just like an open-top gutter, and can actually cause more debris to pile up behind it on your roof. If burning embers settle into this debris and ignite, the result could be catastrophic.
New building codes require gutter protection.
Fire officials have addressed the danger posed by open-top gutters. In wildland-urban interface areas, new building standards issued by the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection and Office of the State Fire Marshall now require gutter protection on newly constructed homes. The code reads: 704A.1.5 Roof Gutters. Roof gutters shall be provided with the means to prevent the accumulation of leaves and debris in the gutter. In some counties, gutter protection is required when re-roofing.
Protect your home with Byers’ LeafGuard.
Byers’ LeafGuard features a unique design that allows leaves, pine needles and debris to roll over the edge and off the roof. Unlike some screens and add-on cover devices, the LeafGuard Gutter System does not create a flat spot where debris can back up and create a fire hazard.