The Architect Gutter Guard: No Clogged And Dirty Gutters on the Beautiful House You’ve Designed 

Architect Gutter GuardAfter you’ve put ideas on paper, worked for months with the builder and the keys have finally been handed over to the homeowner, you want to feel confident that the house or addition you designed will retain the perfect look you envisioned. And your clients expect no less of your work, too.

But when gutters get installed, within a matter of months they start to look dull and dirty.  Asphalt oil and debris in rainwater causes “tiger striping” on the gutter’s front, and that new look quickly fades.

Build a house on a custom lot or an addition in a mature neighborhood and brand new gutters can quickly clog as leaves, twigs and pine needles end up in them.  Suddenly, the gutter becomes unable to cope with any rain. What happens next?  Basements wind up flooded or new landscaping starts to erode. Your clients get left with the feeling something went wrong or wasn’t completed during the design/build process.  It may not be the truth, but it becomes their truth.  It’ll rarely cross their minds that lack of maintenance might have contributed to the problem developing in the first place.

Gutter Guards Can Help

One of the best things you can suggest to your client is they consider installing gutter guards on the home or addition.  Your goal is not to let it become something they feel should have been discussed from the start; gutter guards are often a cost that can easily fit into a budget. That being said, it’s also the last thing they’ll want to pay for after the project is finished and the big spending is done. But is there an architect gutter guard that can exceed even your expectations?

MasterShield offers state-of-the-art micro-mesh gutter guard protection.  It is multi-patented and is the latest technology from the inventor of the fastest growing segment of the gutter guard industry. Other products are the “Model Ts” of the industry; they haven’t been updated since they were first designed–over 100 years ago!  And only MasterShield benefits from having multi-patented inventor Alex Higginbotham on our design team.  Dig into his patents and you’ll discover they’re quite different from the  patents offered by some of our competitors.

How does it work? You can learn more about it through the link.

MasterShield’s benefits include a built in drip edge to keep water from streaking down the gutter fronts.  In cold climates, you can heat the gutter guard with the patent-pending Ice Shield heated gutter guard.  What homeowner wouldn’t appreciate you thinking about keeping icicles from forming and causing entrance ways to become dangerous?

And you’ll end getting the dreaded call over water damage or flooded basements for good.

BlueprintAddressing Product Performance and Environmental Concerns

As an architect, you have both aesthetic and environmental concerns which make it important to choose the right product. First, you’ll want to choose a system with strong utility patents on the technology.  Secondly, you’ll want a system that was designed to your level of performance and aesthetics.

MasterShield is installed directly onto the front lip of the gutter and blends into the roofline; the gutter guard effectively becomes an extension of the roof. Since it is installed under the first course of shingles, its low profile doesn’t create shadow lines at the fascia.  Your vision of the project willl not be compromised, no matter what style of home.

MasterShield comes in 14 colors (and also in copper), so it’s easy to complement the roof or roof shingles.  Our installation methodology has been approved by GAF not to void their roof warranty.

Building a LEED certified home?  You can earn LEED points by installing MasterShield.  It’s an environmentally friendly product that can be used for rainwater reclamation. The filtration provided by the micro mesh exceeds municipal drinking water standards (although the water is not potable as collected). And, by routing the flow of rainwater away from the rain water downspout into rain barrels, cisterns or landscaping, homeowners whose houses are fitted with MasterShield can reuse a precious natural resource, reduce their water bills and at the same time make a positive contribution to the increasingly urgent problem of storm water runoff.  It’s a growing concern that you’ll be able to address with your choice of gutter guard.

Our micromesh system will help your clients’s gutters stay clean and clear–and do something good for the planet too. It’s a win-win.

In addition to homes across the country, MasterShield has been installed for some of the nation’s largest property managers and owners.  Condo complexes, hotel managers and REITs have turned to this micro-mesh technology with great success.

Contact Us

To learn more about how we can be of assistance, contact us at

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.
83 2nd Ave
Paterson, NJ 07514