Gutter Guard Comparison

Gutter Guard Comparison Guide

What to know before installing new gutter guards

Any homeowner who has ever had clogged gutters knows that they aren't just a minor problem. Not only do clogged gutters often prove dangerous to clean, they also cause water damage and flooding if you ignore them. The best way to deal with clogged gutters for good is to install brand new gutter guards. However, what are the best gutter guards for your home?

At MasterShield ATL we strongly recommend gutter guards from MasterShield in order to stand out from the competition. Read on to learn more about what makes MasterShield gutter guards special and contact us today to schedule your free cost estimate in Woodstock, Atlanta, Roswell, and nearby Georgia!

Is it just a "leaf guard," or does it keep out other debris too?

Gutters clogged by wet debris

Wet debris often sits atop of gutters and greatly lowers your curb appeal while also increasing the risk of more serious issues later.

Here's what we tend to find clogging gutters and gutter guards:

  • Leaves
  • Pine needles and fir needles
  • Cedar "fronds"
  • Fir cones, pine cones, conifer seeds of all types
  • Shingle grit
  • Dirt
  • Pollen
  • Shingle oil
  • Atmospheric pollution (really, it comes down as brown sludge after a good rain)
  • Maple helicopters and deciduous seeds of all types

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many more culprits that we find clogging gutters and gutter guards, and MasterShield works on ALL of them - guaranteed.

If the system is maintenance free, how does it clean itself?

There will always be the possibility of particles getting wedged inside the system like pollen. However, MasterShield gutter guards are able to shed almost all debris thanks to the angle of the gutter guards.

MasterShield gutter guards are built and designed with a specific angle in mind which helps to avoid issues like improper alignment and flat gutter covers. This, in turn, prevents debris from building up in the first place and thus essentially cleans itself with minimum effort. You can rest assured that MasterShield gutters make cleaning a thing of the past!

Does the system form a shelf where debris collects?

Debris Collection on Gutters

The debris buildup that often comes with flat gutter covers will not be a problem with MasterShield gutter guards.

Shelves of debris generally stem from a gutter guard that is flat or not angled sharp enough. Leaves, shingle, grit, and other forms of debris will pile up on top of the roof and gutters rather than slide off as intended. This is why flat gutter guards are almost never a smart option as they undo many of their own benefits. 

Luckily MasterShield gutter guards do not suffer from this issue. Thanks to careful design, MasterShield gutter guards are sloped just right in order to let debris slide off, which helps avoid clogs.

Will gutter guard installation cause damage to my home?

Before you choose to install a gutter guard, consider the following:

  • How does it attach?
  • How does it interact with the roof?
  • How many ways are there to install it?
  • What happens if the gutter is too high or too low?
  • At what angle is it designed to have the water hit it?
  • How much water can it handle?
  • Is it rigid or flexible?

Our knowledgeable and experienced gutter experts will make sure that your MasterShield gutter installation goes smoothly. They'll pay careful attention to all the elements of your roofing and gutter systems and make sure that the gutter guards will work smoothly with the already existing elements of your home. You can rest assured that MasterShield ATL will do everything we can to make sure your existing roof, gutters, and siding are not damaged.

Can anything but water get into my gutters?

Dirt and Sludge in Gutters

If you're finding sludge like this inside your gutter system, your gutter guards are not performing their function.

Goal of every gutter guard system is to not just keep out large leaves, but also other debris like dirt and pine needles. If they fail to do so then ultimately clogging can still occur which makes the gutter guards practically pointless. While almost all gutter guards are good at keeping out large leaves, some struggle greatly with needles, dirt, and other forms of smaller debris.

MasterShield gutter guards do not share this problem and use a proven filtration system to make sure that nothing besides water will get into your gutters. 

Does your company use subcontractors?

It's always a good idea to make sure that the actual gutter guard installation work is being done by the company you hired and likely trust. If a company is using subcontractors then that often means they are going with the lowest bidder, which puts the quality of the whole job into question.

As a local, family-owned gutter contractor, MasterShield ATL can be trusted for our gutter installation expertise. We treat each customer's home as though it were our own!

Galvanic Corrosion Gutters

MasterShield gutter guards are designed to avoid galvanic corrosion for a long-term lifespan of function and durability.

Do I need to worry about galvanic corrosion?

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two different metals touch in the presence of an electrolyte, which causes one of the metals (the anode) to corrode faster than normal and the other metal (the cathode) to corrode much slower.

There are tons of products on the market that suffer from galvanic corrosion, and they all fuse together after a short life. Manufacturers can prevent this by avoiding contact between dissimilar metals or by using coatings that are non-metallic and non-conductive.

What's the guarantee?

Many gutter guard companies promise to clean your gutters if they do clog. However, MasterShield goes far above and beyond for all customers. If your gutters are protected by MasterShield and clog, we'll replace the system for you or provide money back so you can count on total satisfaction.

 

Get a free quote for your MasterShield clog-free gutter protection

Do you want a gutter guard you can trust to prevent all future clogs so that you won't have to worry about gutter cleaning or water damage? MasterShield gutter guards from MasterShield ATL are just what you need!

MasterShield is a micro-mesh gutter guard made of high-quality aluminum and surgical-grade stainless steel. MasterShield's multi-patented microfiltration technology and strong yet flexible construction are capable of blocking any debris larger than half the width of your hair. In addition, our gutter guards are installed at the same angle as your roofline, so debris won't get trapped on top.

MasterShield ATL is the certified installer of MasterShield gutter guards in the Atlanta Metro. Call us at 1-844-822-2454 or contact us online to request an on-site consultation and free estimate today!

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MasterShield ATL
2295 Towne Lake Pkwy # 224
Woodstock, GA 30189
1-770-783-3728
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