Home » Blog » Homeowner's Guide to Gutter Guards » Lowe’s Gutter Guards: Do they sell gutter guards that really work?

Lowe’s Gutter Guards: Do they sell gutter guards that really work?

If you need gutter guards, you already know you have a number of options. One of the obvious ones is to go to a big box store such as Lowe’s, purchase your gutter guards and have their installation service, if they offer it in your area take care of it.

You could even try to do it yourself. Or, you can click or call MasterShield to get a free estimate for professional gutter guard installation. That can be more convenient, less complicated, and will be well worth it in the end. We’re here to share why.

So, do Lowe’s gutter guards really work?

Does Lowe's Sell Good Gutter Guards?

The fact is that Lowe’s generally sells the most basic, simplest gutter guards. If you are on a budget, they provide a quick and easy option to protect your gutters.

However, low cost generally does not come with great quality. There are several kinds of guards that the big stores tend to sell:

snap-in-filter-gutter-guard

This is an easy to install, plastic gutter guard. Unfortunately, it tends to blow off because it is too light. Because plastic is weakens with exposure to sunlight and roof tar, these gutter guards won’t last long. They are a good, quick, low cost option, but should be considered temporary.

foam-insert-gutter-guard

These are also plastic. The foam lets water through to start with but quickly tends to clog with small debris. It’s also a good habitat for moss. Generally, these guards will last only one, maybe two seasons before needing to be replaced.

plastic-mesh-gutter-guard

Plastic mesh gutter guards tend to lie flat. This means that instead of all the debris collecting in your gutters, it collects on the guard, where it often collapses into the gutter under the weight of the debris.

You’re back to a clogged gutter again. Even installing it at an angle only helps so much, and the guard will then clog, causing water to flow over your gutters.

The Low Down on Lowe's Gutter Guards

None of these are terrible options if you have a modest budget and need your gutters protected right away. However, they tend not to last. In the long run, this will cost you more as you have to replace your gutter guards in, at best, a couple of years.

You’ll wind up paying twice when you could have gotten it done right the first time by MasterShield.

Also, some of these gutter guards are “snap in.” This means that they attach without hardware. This is <em>much</em> faster to install, and may make the difference between you being able to install it yourself and not.

However, it is also less secure and your gutter guards are more likely to blow off your house with anything more than a light breeze. Then you have to get your ladder out again to reinstall, assuming the guards weren’t damaged. This is all more work for you that  doing it right the first time.

What About Installation?

Lowe’s offers an installation service, sort of. As big box stores go, Lowe’s typically offers better service than many of its competitors. However, in most areas, they have now gotten out of the installation business.

Instead, they hire local contractors, contractors you have not checked up on and don’t know. You have no idea what you will get and they could throw anything on your house.

They have, in fact, cut back on their installed products. If they have an installed service division in your area, they do not have a specific guard they install. Contractors tend not to even use Lowes products, but will go get something just as inexpensive from another supply house.

You spend the money and don’t get a quality product. This might be overpriced or a poor fit for your home. They are not expert installers, and much of the advice Lowe’s offers on gutter guards comes from algorithms or consumer trends.

Of course, you do have the option of installing your own gutter guards. If you are the kind of person who is fully comfortable doing that, then you can get a good deal with DIY installation.

However, you may not get the best products, and doing it right the first time should be your goal. This is especially true if you have problem gutters or issues with small tree debris such as pine needles.

Also, not everyone is up for doing the installation themselves. Installing your own gutter guards takes a lot of work, time, and if you do it wrong, you will have little recourse but to seek a “rescue” from a professional.

What Kind of Guarantee or Warranty Can I Expect With My Gutter Guards?

It depends. Lowe’s does not offer a global warranty, so you will get whatever comes from the manufacturer. You could get a transferable 20-year warranty, a lifetime warranty, or nothing at all. Make sure to read all of the details and fine print.

Make sure that if you opt for DIY install, that this does not affect your manufacturer’s warranty, if they even offer one. Some manufacturers will reduce or void the warranty if you don’t have a professional install the product. Many products sold at Lowes don’t even have a warranty in the first place.

It’s important to know what your warranty is when you buy box store gutter guards. Bear in mind that Lowe’s just wants to make the sale and their salesmen might not even be familiar with the gutter guards they sell or the warranty details on the option you pick.

Another risk is that if your gutter guards are defective, you may find that Lowe’s blames the manufacturer.

What Makes MasterShield Superior?

Again, Lowe’s sells inexpensive, basic options that will protect your gutters quickly. However, their installed options are a little iffy and may not give you the option you want. What’s more, the gutter guards they sell tend to be on the cheap side.

It’s worth paying more to do this right the first time, and that means going with the professionals.

MasterShield gutter guards are that right option. We sell micro-mesh gutter guards that are pitched like your roof to naturally shed debris, which helps the self-cleaning filter with added copper attack all of the oils and organisms that flow from your roof. They don’t clog and you will never have to worry about your gutters again.

Our professional installers will make sure that your gutter guards are custom fitted to your home and are pitched to match your roof, allowing debris to roll right off. Our gutter guards protect your property from costly water damage, save you time and money by keeping your gutters from clogging.

Oh, and they come with a lifetime warranty. We stand behind the fact that our gutter guards won’t clog. If they do, we will fix it with no arguments or buck passing. Our team really cares about doing the job right. Too often, people want a quick fix for their gutters, but their gutters may not be the issue. The fact that they keep clogging is more of a problem when push comes to shove. It’s about doing it once, right, so that you don’t have to worry about your gutters again.

What Makes MasterShield Superior?

Again, Lowe’s sells inexpensive, basic options that will protect your gutters quickly. However, their installed options are a little iffy and may not give you the option you want. What’s more, the gutter guards they sell tend to be on the cheap side.

It’s worth paying more to do this right the first time, and that means going with the professionals.

MasterShield gutter guards are that right option. We sell micro-mesh gutter guards that are pitched like your roof to naturally shed debris, which helps the self-cleaning filter with added copper attack all of the oils and organisms that flow from your roof. They don’t clog and you will never have to worry about your gutters again.

Our professional installers will make sure that your gutter guards are custom fitted to your home and are pitched to match your roof, allowing debris to roll right off. Our gutter guards protect your property from costly water damage, save you time and money by keeping your gutters from clogging.

Oh, and they come with a lifetime warranty. We stand behind the fact that our gutter guards won’t clog. If they do, we will fix it with no arguments or buck passing. Our team really cares about doing the job right. Too often, people want a quick fix for their gutters, but their gutters may not be the issue. The fact that they keep clogging is more of a problem when push comes to shove. It’s about doing it once, right, so that you don’t have to worry about your gutters again.

Contact Mastershield

If you just want a short term fix of gutter guards that you can snap into place and will keep you protected for a season or so, by all means go to Lowe’s.

If you want a gutter guard system that has valuable, home saving features not found in any other product on the market today, then you need MasterShield. Our dealer network will work to make the system fit your budget and needs. Contact us to get a free estimate for your home or investment/rental property.

Share:
Related Articles

Get a Free MasterShield Quote

Happy couple
Discover the MasterShield Difference and Never Worry About Your Gutters Again!

Prefer to speak to someone?
Call us now!
1-214-197-4201

I understand that MasterShield may use an autodial phone system, text or email messaging to communicate about a free estimate and new products or services that may be of interest to me.  I can be reached at any of the telephone numbers or emails I have provided above. I understand I do not need to sign this approval in order to obtain a free estimate from MasterShield, I can always call 214-197-4201. We respect your privacy and do not share your data with anyone.