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Leaf Relief Gutter Protection: Installation, Maintenance, and FAQs

You’ve decided that Leaf Relief gutter protection is the right choice for your home. Now you’re wondering how to install it, maintain it, and get the most out of your investment. 


Leaf Relief gutter protection can be installed by some DIYers, but the process can be tricky, especially if you are not comfortable working on a ladder. If you are not confident in your DIY skills, it is best to hire a professional installer.

Here’s a general overview of the installation process for Leaf Relief:

  1. Gather your tools: You will need a screwdriver, a pair of snips, a tape measure, a level, and a safety ladder.
  2. Clean your gutters: Before installing Leaf Relief, it is important to clean out your gutters thoroughly. This will remove any existing debris that could clog the guards.
  3. Measure your gutters: Leaf Relief comes in pre-cut sections, so you will need to measure your gutters to determine how many sections you will need.
  4. Position the Leaf Relief sections: Start at one end of your gutter and slide the Leaf Relief section into place. The edge of the Leaf Relief should rest under the lip of the gutter.
  5. Secure the Leaf Relief sections: Leaf Relief uses a self-sealing flap to secure itself to the gutter. You may need to use a screwdriver to secure the flap in a few places.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5: Continue sliding and securing Leaf Relief sections along the entire length of your gutter.
  7. Cut the Leaf Relief sections (if necessary): If you need to cut a Leaf Relief section to fit around a corner or outlet, use snips to make a clean cut.
  8. Level the Leaf Relief sections: Use a level to ensure that the Leaf Relief sections are level. This will help to ensure proper water flow.

Here are some additional tips for installing Leaf Relief:

  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from cuts.
  • Be careful not to over-tighten the screws, as this could damage the Leaf Relief.
  • If you are installing Leaf Relief in cold weather, the aluminum may be brittle. Be extra careful when handling the material.


Leaf Relief is a low-maintenance gutter guard system. However, it is still important to perform some basic maintenance tasks regularly.

  • Cleaning: Once or twice a year, you should inspect your Leaf Relief guards and remove any debris that has accumulated on top. You can use a leaf blower or garden hose to remove debris.
  • Inspection: It is also important to inspect your Leaf Relief guards for any signs of damage, such as loose screws or bent metal. If you find any damage, you will need to repair or replace the affected section.


Q: How often do I need to clean my gutters with Leaf Relief installed?

A: In most cases, you will only need to clean your gutters once or twice a year with Leaf Relief installed. However, the frequency of cleaning may vary depending on the amount of trees around your home and the climate in your area.

Q: Can I install Leaf Relief on my own?

A: Leaf Relief can be installed by some DIYers, but the process can be tricky. If you are not comfortable working on a ladder, it is best to hire a professional installer.

Q: Does Leaf Relief come with a warranty?

A: Yes, Leaf Relief comes with a 25-year No-Clog, No-Overflow warranty. This warranty guarantees that your Leaf Relief guards will not clog or overflow for 25 years.

Q: Is Leaf Relief right for my climate?

A: Leaf Relief is a good option for most climates. However, it may not be the best option for areas with heavy snowfall. The ice dams that can form on roofs in these climates can cause the guards to become dislodged.

Leaf Relief gutter protection is a great way to reduce the need for gutter cleaning and prevent clogged gutters. By following the installation and maintenance tips in this blog post, you can ensure that your Leaf Relief guards function properly for many years to come. If you have any further questions about Leaf Relief, please consult with a qualified home improvement professional.