Media, Pennsylvania - FXI's Leaf Defier family of gutter protection products, recently awarded the "Green Buildings Product Seal," help improve stormwater management, enhance building durability and prevent pest infestations.
The polyurethane foam-based products do this by allowing water and fine particulates to flow freely through gutter systems while keeping leaves and other debris out, the firm says.
FXI says the Leaf Defier, made from high-performance urethane polymers, is easily inserted into gutters to ensure leaves, twigs, pine needles and other obstructions and animal food sources are kept from entering and clogging gutter systems. Water can flows easily through the foam filter, into the gutter valley and out the downspout, which virtually eliminates overflows.
The company also notes that recent research in pest management has confirmed the potential benefits of Leaf Defier. It can change conditions to deter pests, the firm reports.
The foam physically prevents all forms of pests from entering the gutter cavity, including insects such as mosquitoes that breed in standing water or carpenter ants that can build nests in moist wood caused by clogged gutters.