12/01/2010

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PU gutter protection system to prevent breeding of mosquitoes

Rain Filter, a gutter filter insert that has been tested and proven to keep gutters clean and clear of clogs, has been recognised by The American Mosquito Council for its ability to limit insects that transmit disease pathogens.According to the company, a recent scientific study conducted by a consulting entomologist from the University of Florida, Dr. Eugene Gerberg, confirmed Rain Filter's ability to prevent insect infestation and breeding. The controlled study showed no sign of development of larvae in the Rail Filter protected gutter, making it a good resource for vector control."West Nile is a serious virus that is spread by mosquitoes and that has unfortunately affected many families throughout the country," said Michael Mozeika, Vice President of Building Products for FXI. "Mosquitoes breed in standing water, and since Rain Filter prevents the build-up of water it also helps eliminate the likelihood of mosquitoes breeding. We are pleased to be able to provide an affordable solution that decreases people's risk to this terrible virus, along with several others spread by mosquitoes and other insects."Mozeika continued, "As part of FXI, we have an incredible opportunity to maximise growth in this market. It's gratifying to know that our approach is valued and that we can expand it strategically with the reach and resources of FXI."FXI introduced Rain Filter, along with several other gutter guard protection products, and expanded its presence in the gutter protection market following the recent acquisition of Monzi, LLC, a leading marketing entity and distributor of patent-pending foam gutter protection systems based in northern New Jersey, USA."We recognised the importance of this market and the opportunity to provide solutions that can protect people's homes and safeguard their overall health," said Jack Johnson, President and CEO of FXI. "Monzi's product line complimented our existing business in this arena perfectly, and we are pleased to offer more product innovations in this significant market than ever before."How it worksRain Filter is a multi-polymer open cell polyurethane foam insert that is specifically shaped to fit into gutters and prevent the build-up of water and debris. It keeps leaves, debris, insects, and other pests out of gutters, allowing water to flow through the gutter system, even during the heaviest of rainstorms. Rain Filter is successful at keeping insects and debris out of gutters because its foam technology is very difficult to get through and creates a barrier preventing insects from accessing the gutters and nesting and breeding.Because Rain Filter helps keep water flowing through gutters, it is also both snow and ice resistant. It keeps the gutters and downspouts from clogging so there is never any excess water left inside the gutter to freeze. The dark colour also attracts the solar warmth, enabling snow and ice to melt from the roof, pass water through the filter, and out of the downspout. Its flexible design will not dent or crack like typical aluminium guards. Rain Filter is easily installed in existing gutters and requires no special hardware or tools.Benefits of Rain FilterIn addition to causing insect infestations, clogged gutters can also lead to overflow water damage. Rain Filter helps protect homes from foundation problems, basement leaks, rotting windows, rotting fascia boards and soffits, mould and mildew. Rain Filter's patent pending material is treated with a biocide and fungicide that inhibits the growth of mould, mildew, fungus, algae and moss within the product. It also has a built in UV stabiliser to prevent degradation from the sun. Rain Filter has been installed and tested in homes across the country and has been proven to withstand heat, ice and torrential rain and has received the Green Buildings Product Seal.

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