Your home is your safe place, and you should maintain it to preserve its integrity and longevity.

When we talk about ‘home,’ we often think of the interior.

Cozy living rooms and modern kitchens. However, your home’s exterior is just as important as the interior. After all, it’s what keeps the interior protected. Honestly, though, most of us would agree that it’s sometimes easy to neglect the maintenance of our house’s exterior.

Sometimes because we’re busy. Sometimes because we just don’t know what maintenance it needs.

This brings us to our topic: Gutter protection…

Yes, gutters protect your home. But your gutters need protection too! This article discusses everything you need to know about gutter protection systems, which protect your home from water damage, increase the lifespan of your gutters, and reduce your maintenance.

If you live in Kansas City and are looking for an effective gutter guard, we recommend you consider our system that was designed and patented in Kansas City – the Advantage Gutter Guard®.

Our focus is to help maintain your home’s exterior, which protects all the precious things inside your home. We have been serving Kansas City’s different suburbs since 2001 and specialize in high-quality gutter and rainwater control solutions for homeowners.

Some of these suburbs include Mission Hills, Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, and many others.

We are a small to mid-sized company that helps us customize our products to meet the specific needs of the Kansas City area. Small enough that every homeowner is important to our success, but big enough to take care of you in the long run! Continue reading to learn what makes our product different and why you should seriously consider it for your home.

Kansas City’s Ecosystem

First, let’s take a closer look at Kansas City’s environment and climate. Then, we will discuss why those unique-to-KC conditions might encourage you to consider installing Advantage Gutter Guard® on your home.


Kansas City is located in the Midwest of the United States and has a humid continental climate. The winters are cold and windy, and the summers are hot and muggy. There are frequent thunderstorms and substantial rainfall.

Severe weather, such as hailstorms, thunderstorms, and tornadoes, can hit Kansas City, especially in the spring and summer.

Most Common Trees Found in Kansas City

1. Common Hackberry: You can spot this deciduous tree within Kansas City. It is tough and strong and can withstand different types of soil conditions.

2. American Sycamore: The American sycamore is a tree with mottled bark and big, maple-like leaves. It grows along riverbanks and in parks all over Kansas City.

3. Mulberry: The mulberry tree has a quick growth rate and can adapt well to various environments; hence, it is always present in the suburbs of Kansas.

4. Honey Locust: Honey locusts are common decorative trees found in Kansas City’s urban area.

5. Eastern Red Cedar: The eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) has thick leaves and can withstand drought. You can find them on the outskirts of town in rocky and arid soils.

There are many more trees in Kansas City, including oak, redbud, sugar maple, Kentucky coffee tree, and the list can go on and on. In fact, it is estimated that there are over 249,450,000 trees in the greater Kansas City area! Accounting for 28.3 percent of the region’s tree and shrub canopy.

These trees and the climate of the Kansas region will highly affect your home’s gutter system. Our products are designed to withstand the Kansas City region’s unique weather conditions and environmental factors.

How Does the Kansas City Environment Affect Homes?

Like all cities, the unique climate and trees of Kansas City have a unique impact on the homes that reside in it.

For example, consider our home’s interior. The hot and wet summers create humidity. If you’ve lived in KC long enough, you know that if that’s left unchecked this can lead to mold issues inside a home.

It is similar to a home’s exterior. Our pattern of severe weather, such as thunderstorms and heavy rains, puts stress on a home’s rainwater control systems, such as the roof and gutters. Couple this with our unique array of trees and the debris that they drop into gutters and this increases the risk of rainwater overflowing gutters.

Overflowing gutters lead to leaks, wood rot, flooded basements, foundation damage, and all-around water damage.

Consequently, homeowners in Kansas City should seriously consider taking proactive measures to protect their homes from environmental challenges peculiar to this area.

Why Choose Gutter Cover KC?

An important consideration for KC homeowners is that our Advantage Gutter Guard® was designed specifically for the environment and climate of Kansas City. It was designed and patented IN Kansas City, FOR Kansas City. The Advantage Gutter Guard® can withstand all the extremes of Kansas City weather.

The Advantage Gutter Guard® is made of strong, heavy-gauge, all-metal materials and can handle freak thunderstorms, high winds, blizzards, and severe heat.

It also effectively protects gutters from the weight of ice and snow. So, if you’re looking for something you don’t need to replace (barring severe storm damage to your home of course – tornadoes for example), take a serious look at the Advantage Gutter Guard®.

Secondly, our experienced consultants perform a comprehensive, diagnostic evaluation of the guttering system before handing you your estimate. We identify the problems, create a customized plan for every home, and then back it up with industry-leading guarantees and world-class customer service.

Since 2001, Gutter Cover Kansas City has led the gutter guard industry in Kansas City. This makes us the longest-running company in this industry in KC by far, with 23 consecutive years running as of 2024.

The Advantage Gutter Guard® is a solid surface gutter cover with a nose-forward design. But the installation is as important as the product. This is why we are known for our precise installations, which dedicated craftsmen perform.

Each staff member is trained, and their services are quality-checked regularly to ensure that they provide excellent service.

Furthermore, we respect the homeowner’s property and ensure the site is clean when we’re done with our work. We are fully licensed and insured, meaning you are stress-free during installation.

Benefits of Using Gutter Cover

1. Warranty

The Advantage Gutter Guard® comes with a lifetime performance warranty which is fully transferable if the home ever sells. This means we promise that if the gutters ever clog we will remove the debris from the gutter free of charge. For as long as you (and the next owner) live in the home. Guaranteed.

In addition, we provide a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty on material defects.

2. High-Quality, Durable Materials

The use of premium-quality materials in gutter guards is the difference between a short-term fix and a long-term solution.

The Advantage Gutter Guard® is made of heavy gauge, all metal materials. Aluminum (in 33 colors) or copper. This means no plastic, no cheap parts, no rust. You got it – A long-term solution.

3. Reduce Maintenance

There are numerous reasons for installing gutter guards in your home. One of them is to reduce the regular ladder-using risk-filled gutter cleaning. This may be why most homeowners install gutter guards.

Repeatedly cleaning leaves in gutters is a dirty, risky, time-consuming chore. The most common things that clog the gutters in Kansas City are leaves, sticks, seeds, pods, whirly birds, and oak tassels. An effective gutter guard in Kansas City should be time-tested against all these forms of debris.

We are proud to say that our product is time-tested in Kansas City for just that. The Advantage Gutter Guard® takes cleaning out your gutters out of the equation completely. That’s right, with our product fitted, you never have to worry about your gutters getting clogged again. Ever. Guaranteed.

4. Extends Gutter Lifespan

Gutters protect your home. A good gutter guard protects your gutters. Gutters prevent potentially destructive rainwater from damaging your home by channeling and directing it away. However, like everything that sits outside for years, they get damaged.

Constant clogging, for example, can lower the life of your gutters by having water pool in them and either rust or corrode through years faster than they would otherwise. Fortunately, installing a high-quality gutter guard can be a lifesaver in slowing gutter deterioration caused by water damage.

Another example is that debris and water create a huge load of weight for your gutters to care for all the time. This burden can become so heavy over time that it can pull away from your roofline, leading to water overflow, wood rot, and worse.

The Advantage Gutter Guard® is an example of a high-quality gutter cover that prevents all of the above.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking to upgrade your home gutters in the Kansas City area, give us a call for a pressure-free consultation that won’t cost you a dime.

Allow our decades of experience to protect your home, your money, your free time, and your peace of mind. As far as the Kansas City Environment is concerned, the Advantage Gutter Guard® may be just the solution you’re looking for.

Dr. Alexander Reed

Dr. Alexander Reed, with a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from MIT, brings over two decades of experience in the construction industry. Before joining our team as a freelancer in 2019, he led several high-profile construction projects and taught at Washington University. His expertise, gained from managing large-scale urban development projects, enriches our content since 2019. He is an advocate for green building practices and has consulted on various eco-friendly initiatives. In his free time, Dr. Reed is an avid sailor and enjoys writing about the intersection of architecture and environmental sustainability.

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