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Question DetailsAsked on 7/23/2013

What are the best leaf guard gutters?

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There are 2 criteria to consider. Price and effectiveness. For the least expensive choice one of the Amerimax screens like the 85198 available at Home Depot is impossible to beat, Consumer Reports called it a runner up winner at only 30 cents a foot. Wow. If you want a profesionally installed system the same article rated LeafFilter # 1 at $20 a foot installed.

This system was invented by Alex Higginbotham and is designed around a 50 micron stainless steel filter that removes virtually all particles from the rainwater and a non transferable money back warranty on the materials. (not the labor or dealer profit). Ask the Builder outlined the shortcomings of a flat installed filter and in tests found that it does not self clean and periodic maintence is required. (to brush off the filter of debris that piles up) But the gutter stays much cleaner than conventional screens or reverse curve products (LeafGuard,Gutter Topper etc).

Alex's latest magical gutter cure is called MasterShield. He took the flat design of LeafFilter and installed the stainless filter on an angle to not only allow virtually all the water to stay in gutter but to self clean after the rain when the wind blows. This product has a life of the gutter 100% money back warranty. Transferable for 25 years. The American Green Building Council called it one of the 10 best inventions of the century. The price of it installed varies from dealer to dealer but my area Nebraska & Iowa I can have the Big Boys ie LeafGuard ,Gutter Topper , Gutter Helmut for lunch when a customer compares prices.

Jim Casper LeafFilter and MasterShield Dealer

ps see my blogs for gutter and other ideas like how to stop overrun in your valleys


Answered 6 years ago by jccasper

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