IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
During manufacturing and installation, natural oils may adhere to the GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow panels and cause minor runoff on newly-installed systems. This is normal and will discontinue after 30-60 days. Normal weathering will enhance the performance of the GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow system. Over time, dirt may build up around the horizontal edge of the system. Annual cleaning using a garden hose with a sweep nozzle or pressure hose nozzle will help maintain proper performance. In regions where excessive tree sap, hardwood tree tassels, and/or pine resin are prevalent, this front edge may require additional cleaning.
Alignment and spacing is critical for performance. Only allow a certified dealer to adjust or tamper with the system, and do not allow ladders to come in contact with the gutters or the GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow system attached to the gutters. The performance of GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow is reduced with the use of paints and waterproofing chemicals. Do not paint the GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow panels or components.
GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow is designed to be a closed system. Water flows into the gutter at the pre-set gap along the gutter front, but birds and animals are prevented from entering and obstructing the flow of water. If gaps, spacing, misalignment, or missing endcaps allow birds or animals to enter the system, contact your GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow installer for service.
If your GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow is damaged by actions beyond your control (such as hail and other acts of nature), corrections should immediately be made to maintain peak performance. If accidental damage or misalignment does occur, please call your GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow installer for service.
GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow will not eliminate ice formation or icicles at your eaves. Ice formation is mostly caused by factors not related to your gutter system. In fact, you may see more ice (icicles) on the outside of the GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow system because an open gutter tends to collect ice inside the gutter; however, GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow is engineered to discourage anything from entering the gutter except water. Therefore, it is normal to see some icicles on the outside of the GutterLock Elite/Extreme Flow system.