Guards for Existing Gutters

Existing gutters

We often get asked are there special guards for existing gutters or if any guard can get installed over any gutter, new or old.  The best answer is a catchall one–It depends. Guards for Existing Gutters If you want guards for existing gutters, you’re going to have to take a look at the gutters themselves. […]

The 20 Advancements in Gutter Guards: 1880 – Present

advancements in gutter guards

The Twenty Advancements in Gutter Guards: 1880 – Present There have been over 500 patents issued in the field of gutter covers since J.M. Hess received the first patent ever issued in 1880.  Since then, there have been a few notable advancements: The gutter screen, invented in 1891 by Smith and Slaymaker The perforated surface, […]

Real World Gutter Guard Test

gutter guard test

Ask The Builder’s Tim Carter Chooses MasterShield® Gutter Protection After Real World Gutter Guard Test Read the Column and Watch the Video. RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and writer of the top home improvement Web site,, Tim Carter is pleased to announce his results after taking The Clean Gutter Challenge. With more than a decade’s […]

Never Had an Estimate for Gutterguards Before?


You might be contemplating having someone out to give you an estimate on gutter guards. Do you have any idea of what to expect? What to Expect from a Gutter Guard Estimate After the initial chit-chat, the estimator may take a walk around your home and inspect and measure your existing gutters. They may invite […]