What is the difference between T-Rex and the Gutter Clean System?

Imagine placing hundreds of hangers side by side on a gutter. It would definitely be sturdier and more durable. That is how T-Rex works: a single continuous hanger equivalent to hundreds of hangers.

Although both T-Rex and the Gutter Clean System feature clog-free leaf guards, T-Rex's main purpose is to fasten gutters to the house. More specifically, T-Rex is a professional-grade continuous hanger system that is used instead of spaced hangers or spikes when installing new gutters. It makes gutters 50% stronger, blocks ice and facilitates drainage to keep the gutter clear year round.

The Gutter Clean System is intended for existing gutters that do not need to be replaced. It is a professional-grade gutter protection system that prevents leaves and debris from clogging gutters. It is placed on top of existing gutters.


Can I have T-Rex installed on my existing gutters?

No. T-Rex is a continuous hanger for gutters, not just a leaf guard.

If you want to protect your gutters against leaves and debris, go with the Gutter Clean System, which can be added on top of existing gutters. If your gutters need to be replaced, go with T-Rex, which will act as a leaf guard while making the gutters 50% stronger. It replaces spaced spikes or hangers.


Why is the T-Rex hanger so much stronger than spikes or hangers?

T-Rex is like placing hundreds of hangers side by side on a gutter. It is a continuous hanger that leaves no weak spots. Spaced hangers or spikes are placed roughly 16 in. apart, creating weak spots between each hanger or spike.


Why do I need a stronger fastening system for my gutters?

The answer is ice and snow. Ice and snow place a heavy weight on gutters. More than that, ice falling from the roof can hit gutters and severely damage them.

Moreover, ice that remains inside gutters will expand due to the freeze/thaw cycle. This leads to warping and loose spikes or hangers. T-Rex keeps ice and snow out of gutter.


Can Alu-Rex products withstand heavy rainfalls without overflowing?

Alu-Perf™ technology is composed of 489 holes every 19 in. (48 cm). Together, all those holes drain at the same rate as a 2 in. x 3 in. (5 cm x 7.5 cm) downspout. Imagine how well they work over an entire gutter!

Roll-Back™ technology is an aluminum edge on the front of the product. This technology blocks water coming down from the roof and directs it back to the gutter.

What's more, the exclusive design of Alu-Rex products features an approximately 0.4 in. (1 cm) deep basin. Testing in the lab and in the field has shown this to be the optimal depth to catch more water without preventing the wind from doing its job of sweeping leaves, pine needles and debris off the surface.

Rigorous testing by an independent certification agency has proven that Alu-Rex products can drain over 29.7 in. (755 mm) of water an hour over a length of 20 feet (6 m). This is almost three times the highest rainfall ever recorded.

Overflow is usually caused by the gutters themselves (not wide enough or deep enough for the roof's surface) or the downspouts (insufficient number for the roof's surface). It is important to make sure that there are enough downspouts to avoid this problem.


Do wet leaves stick to Alu-Rex products?

Just as they may temporarily stick to the hood of your car, leaves and debris that land on the surface of Alu-Rex gutter products dry quickly. And unlike the hood of your car, the surface beneath the wet leaves is perforated, so they dry faster!


I've had my gutters for a long time. Will Alu-Rex products work on my existing gutters?

Yes. The Gutter Clean System works with 4 in. (10.1 cm), 5 in. (12.7 cm) and 6 in. (15.2 cm) gutters made of steel, aluminum, copper, or zinc.


Can Alu-Rex continuous hanger system and gutter covers withstand heavy water flow?

Even if all the perforations get covered-which never happens because the wind sweeps away leaves and debris, Alu-Rex continuous hanger system and gutter cover leaf guard can drain up to three times the quantity of water ever recorded in the heaviest rainstorm.

How? Because wet leaves remain permeable. Water still gets between the leaves-and even through them-to drain into the gutter. The water always finds its way into the holes.

What's more, the exclusive design of Alu-Rex products features an approximately half inch (1 cm) deep basin. Testing in the lab and in the field has shown this to be the right depth to catch more water without stopping the wind from doing its job of sweeping away leaves, pine needles, and debris from the surface.

Beware of look-alike products that are completely flat. Water can overflow when products are not equipped with a basin.


Can installation of Alu-Rex products lead to leaks in my roof?

No. The T-Rex continuous hanger and Gutter Clean System leaf guard do not cause any leaks. No shingles are raised and no nails or screws go into the roof during installation.

Beware of look-alike products that require you to lift the shingles. These products can lead to leaks. In time, the asphalt shingles dry out and become brittle. It's never a good idea to lift shingles when installing gutter protections systems, whether they're nailed in, screwed on, or simply set in place.

Also, the manufacturer's warranty on asphalt shingles is void if the shingles are lifted, peeled away, or modified.



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