It's true that when consumers think about upgrades on a home that might be considered "fun" or "entertaining," gutters are probably the last thing that come to mind. However, while the entertainment value of gutter protection might be debatable, the truth is, it is gutter guards that provide the first line of defense against weather elements, dirt and debris, as well as, animals and insects that could not only clog gutters, but also impact the fascia, siding, roof, windows and foundation of a home. Because of the need for greater awareness about this important facet of a home's makeup, the gutter protection experts at LeafSlugger™ have created an animated character named "Rainy Rain." The company unveiled a cartoon on their YouTube channel designed to educate consumers on the need for a quality gutter protection system.
"It was our marketing staff that came up with the idea of the 'Rainy Rain' character and cartoon," commented LeafSlugger™ owner and president, F.S. White. "And while the nature of the cartoon is certainly fun, it does deliver an important lesson about gutter protection and LeafSlugger's™ role in providing a high quality gutter guard system to homeowners across the country."
The one-minute video features an animated, personified raindrop intent on doing damage to homes starting with the gutters. Exhibiting that water damage begins when gutters become clogged with leaves, debris and other material, "Rainy Rain" is excited when he is able to not only do damage to the fascia of a house, but also to the foundation, the siding and the roof.
The cartoon shows that the moment water damage via faulty gutters sets in is also the moment when other damage from insects and standing water can occur.
"Consumers don't always realize that if gutters are left unprotected, their homes can be exposed to a variety of other problems that stem from environmental hazards, like rain, trees, snow or hail," stated White. "The team at LeafSlugger™ has really seen it all, from insect infestations to rotted window frames and cracked and damaged foundation. All of these issues happened because a homeowner had no gutter protection system in place."
While the cartoon does layout what could happen when gutter protection is not implemented, it also provides a solution. The deviant tendencies of the animated raindrop are refuted and prevented when he encounters a home that has a LeafSlugger™ gutter protection system installed. His intentions thwarted by LeafSlugger™ gutter guards, Rainy Rain decides to find an easier target on his path of destruction over the LeafSlugger™ protected home.
"At the end of the day, the message in the Rainy Rain cartoon is simple," intoned White. "If you don't have a gutter protection system, you run the risk of experiencing damage to your home. We encourage individuals who are interested in learning more about gutter guards to visit our YouTube channel, watch the cartoon and call LeafSlugger™ for more information on our patented no-clog gutter protection system. We also offer a free gutter protection buyer's guide on our website to help consumers further educate themselves about their options."
Founded in 2001, LeafSlugger™ is proudly promoted by a network of authorized dealers. Experts in gutter protection systems, the team at LeafSlugger™ has designed their No-Clog Gutter Protection and Water Management System after studying and analyzing the issues faced by everyday homeowners regarding proper gutter protection and maintenance. The organization has designed, tested and certified its products to withstand 110 mph winds, 190 pounds of pressure, as well as other environmental, climate and weather-related challenges. The company is proud of its ability to deliver a gutter guard product to consumers that effectively allows water into the gutter while keeping debris and other material out. LeafSlugger™ endorses proprietary technology such as the unique Speed Bracket and water-directing openings equaling just 3/8" of an inch, widely recognized as the smallest in the industry.
The helpful gutter protection experts at LeafSlugger™ can be contacted for more information and service quotes via their interactive website portal at www.leafslugger.com or by calling 800-273-6080.