Archive for the ‘Gutter Guard Types’ Category

Are All Gutter Guards Worth the Money?

May 29th, 2013

Rain Gutter ProtectionOne of the most common questions we get asked is if gutter guards are worth the money. While it might seem a funny question to ask a bunch of folks who have a vested interest in saying yes, you might just appreciate the logic of our response.
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What Are the Biggest Problems with Reverse Curve Gutter Guards?

May 21st, 2013

Despite having some of the most promising marketing messages you can imagine, reverse curve gutter guards have some serious problems.  Although they sell on the fact that you can forget your gutters or you’ll never clean your gutters, people that buy these systems often wind up with added problems, not the solution to the problem they hoped for.
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The Top 5 Gutter Guard Complaints

May 13th, 2013

Before you buy a gutter guard, you should be aware of common gutter guard complaints people that own them have.  We often hear from people who come to us to buy their second gutter guard because the first one they chose didn’t work.  We completely understand their level of frustration, this is not a purchase to be made twice!  Your choice can be an informed one if you’re aware of common gutter guard complaints and you’ll save yourself the hassle of buying a second system.
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5 Gutter Mesh Problems and How to Avoid Them

April 15th, 2013

Hard to believe, but gutter mesh has been around since 1891. That year, Charles Smith and Samuel Slaymaker received a patent for the first gutter mesh, describing it as a wire gauze that would keep debris out of a gutter and allow rain water to be collected into a cistern.

Interestingly, gutter mesh has not become a gutter staple, although Consumer Reports named a version of it as one of their best buys. We’ve listed five problems gutter mesh has, because in many cases, you won’t be aware of any issues until you wind up frustrated and annoyed.
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Why Rain Gutter Covers Shouldn’t Be Made From Plastic

April 3rd, 2013

Ever notice everything associated with your roof is made from metal?  That the only thing that you’ll find near your roof made from plastic are some brands of rain gutter covers?  Most brands of gutter covers are made from metal, similar to the metal used in gutter coil or flashing.  There are several reasons rain gutter covers should be made from metal and not plastic.

Plastic rain gutter covers can be in the form of curves, sponges, louvers — even micro filtration, like MasterShield.  The product design is critical to the rain gutter covers’ performance, but the material the covers are made from are just as pivotal in long term quality and effectiveness.
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Best Gutter Covers for Maple Seeds

March 28th, 2013
Gutter Covers for Maple Helicopters

Not good gutter covers for maple helicopters. The holes trap helicopters of any size, many get through into the gutter below as well.

Spring is almost here and in no time maple trees will start to bloom. This year, you’ll want to be ready and protect your home with gutter covers for maple trees if you’ve got any stately ones nearby. But how do you make the right choice with so many options available? There are some simple dos and don’ts to help make your decision a little easier. After all, cleaning all those seeds from your gutters is a chore you want to put behind you – you don’t want to wind up cleaning your gutter covers!

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MasterShield manufactures gutter guards and gutter heaters for your exterior home improvement needs.
Our innovative microfiltration technology saves homeowners time, effort and money from cleaning out, repairing and replacing unprotected gutters.
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