When it comes to protecting the roofing, siding, and other exterior materials of the home from the elements, gutter guards are among the most effective solutions. Although most types of coverings will reduce the risk of overflows, corrosion, and blockages, some—like the patented Leaf Relief® system from Ply Gem®—offer superior quality and performance. As a result, they are the ideal choice for many homeowners and building managers. If you’re trying to decide on a gutter protection system to safeguard your home or place of business, consider the following reasons to invest in Leaf Relief.

How Does Leaf Relief Work?

Like other gutter guard systems, Leaf Relief slots into place atop gutters to form a water-permeable barrier that protects against leaves, twigs, acorns, dirt, and other debris. Since these substances can collect in trays and cause clogs, overflows, and ice dams, they pose a significant risk to roofing and siding materials. Although it’s possible to prevent these issues by cleaning your gutters, installing a gutter guard system can save you significant time, effort, and money.


Leaf Relief incorporates Aluma-Perf™ technology, which traps dry debris on its surface so that it can be picked up and removed by 6-mph winds. Most wet debris will be blown away in gusts of 23 mph or more.

What Are Its Benefits?

Not only does Leaf Relief eliminate the need for complicated and costly gutter cleaning, but it can drain large amounts of rainfall regardless of the amount of debris on top of it. The product comes in classic, half-round, zip, and adjustable configurations that can fit 4-, 5-, and 6-inch gutters. The material is UV- and mildew-resistant, and the frames are rustproof. The barriers have 489 perforations per every 20 inches, and they snap cleanly and easily in place without requiring the removal of shingles or additional adjustments. Once in place, the mesh can resist everything from heavy rains and high winds to snow, ice, and pests.

If you’re interested in protecting your gutters with Ply Gem’s Leaf Relief® system, get in touch with Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies. This family-owned and -operated company has been serving homeowners and contractors throughout the Greater Cincinnati, OH, area since 1970. They offer the latest in gutter protection, and they also have an extensive inventory of siding, windows, doors, and other building supplies. Call (513) 381-1231 to place an order, or learn more online.