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The gutter leader head plays an important part in any gutter system. In this article, Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama, one of the country’s best Gutter Helmet dealers, discusses everything you need to know about gutter leader heads.

What Are Gutter Leader Heads?

A gutter leader head is a funnel-shaped component of the gutter system that help connect the gutter to the downspout. Also known as a conductor head, scupper box or rain collector, a gutter leader head can be made from PVC, aluminum or copper. 

What Purpose Do They Serve?

Apart from connecting your gutters to the downspouts, the leader head also transfers any excess water from your gutters onto the downspouts, which prevents the gutters from overflowing, leading to water damage on your roof, siding, foundation and landscape.

Gutter leader heads also serve an aesthetic purpose. They can either be minimalist in design or ornamental, depending on the style of your home. If you’re not sure what type of gutter leader head would best suit your home, consult with your gutter contractor to learn more about the options available to you.

Make your search for Gutter Helmet dealers easier by turning to Gutter Helmet Systems of Alabama, the number one company to approach when it comes to gutter cleaning and installation services. Give us a call at (866) 598-7525 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Chelsea, AL, and other nearby areas.