Why Gutter Shields Are a Must-Have for Every Homeowner

Gutter shields, often referred to as gutter guards, play a crucial role in maintaining the health and efficiency of your home's gutter system. By preventing leaves, debris, and other obstructions from entering your gutters flow channel, gutter shields ensure that water flows freely away from your roof and foundation, protecting your home from potential water damage. This guide focuses on the benefits of installing a gutter shield and how it can extend the life of your gutters while minimizing maintenance.

What Are Gutter Shields?

Gutter shields are protective full length brush gutter guard filters inserted into your gutters to block debris while allowing rainwater to pass through and drain properly. There are several sizes of gutter shields, such as the popular 5 inch rain gutter shields and 6 inch leaf shield brush gutter guards, each designed to meet different demands and homeowner gutter preferences.

The Benefits of Installing Gutter Shields

Installing gutter shields on your property can provide a multitude of benefits

  • Prevents Clogs

    By blocking leaves and debris, gutter shields prevent clogs that can lead to water overflow and damage to your home’s exterior or foundation.

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    Reduces Maintenance

    Gutter shields significantly reduce the need for frequent gutter cleaning, saving you time and effort throughout the year.

  • Enhances Safety

    By reducing the need for ladder use to clean gutters, gutter shields contribute to a safer home maintenance environment.

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  • All Year Round Gutter Protection, Always Clog-Free

    Don’t let its simple, bristly appearance fool you – the GutterBrush is an incredibly versatile device. Gutters are infiltrated by more than just leaves, and GutterBrush accounts for and defends against them all. Even in the winter, GutterBrush’s UV-resistant bristles will trap and radiate the sunlight, melting ice dams, icicles, and snow. Here’s the short list:

Are Gutter Shields Worth It?

Absolutely. Gutter shields are a worthwhile investment for any homeowner looking to reduce maintenance and protect their property from water damage. GutterBrush, for example, is a highly effective solution that keeps gutter flow free from debris and reduces the need for frequent cleaning.

By installing GutterBrush, you not only save on the costs associated with gutter maintenance but also protect your home from the potential risks of water overflow and foundation damage.

How Effective Are Gutter Shields in Preventing Water Damage?

Gutter shields are extremely effective in preventing water damage, and GutterBrush stands out the best example. By keeping leaves and debris out of the water flow, GutterBrush ensures that water flows exits swiftly and freely, preventing the buildup that leads to overflow and subsequent water damage to the home’s structure and landscaping. This can be crucial in preserving the integrity of your foundation and preventing costly repairs.

What Is the Lifespan of a Gutter Shield?

The lifespan of a gutter shield can vary depending on the material and quality of the product. GutterBrush offers one of the longest-lasting solutions in the market. Made with durable materials designed to withstand various environmental conditions, GutterBrush is UV protected from the sun, they put a 10 year material warranty on GutterBrush Gutter Shield and it lasts far longer. GutterBrush can last for many years without needing replacement. Its simplicity and effectiveness extend its usability, providing long-term gutter protection with minimal upkeep or effort.

Can Gutter Shields Handle Snow and Ice?

Yes, certain gutter shields are specifically designed to handle snow and ice, and GutterBrush performs exceptionally well under these conditions. Its unique design allows it to manage the extra weight and movement of snow and ice without compromising its effectiveness. GutterBrush helps prevent ice dams by allowing a more consistent flow of water decreasing snow congestion and, reducing the risks associated with freezing and blockage in colder climates.

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GutterBrush Guarantee

The GutterBrush guarantee is among the strongest in the industry. Materials are protected under a 10 year warranty, and if you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return your GutterBrush within 365 days for a full refund.

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Gutter Shield FAQ

Where to buy gutter shield?

You can buy gutter shield right here on GutterBrush! Find them on this page or find more variants in "Shop Products."

What is the average cost of gutter shield?

Cost is based on your gutter size or brush guard diameter, and footage. The more footage, the lower the leaf guard cost per foot; with free USA shipping (not AK or HI).

With five sizes or diameters, go to Shop Now for GutterBrush for pricing. Example, our "housepack" for 5" gutters has 105 ft. (sku is 5in-105ft) and a retail price of $ 349.00 or $ 3.32 per ft. delivered. It's often self installed so your total leaf guard cost per foot would be $ 3.32 .

If contractor installed, they'l commonly provide and install it into your gutters for between $ 5.00 and $ 7.00 per ft.; far lower than contractor installed gutter guards usually priced from $ 20.00 to $ 35.00 per foot. GutterBrush goes on sale occasionally.

What are the best gutter shield?

In the realm of superior gutter shield, GutterBrush takes precedence due to its innovative design, effective debris prevention, and straightforward installation. Offering a blend of quality and functionality, it emerges as a top-tier choice for homeowners.

How do gutter shield stop gutter clogging?

Gutter guard brush sections fill the entire gutter preventing gutter leaves and debris from accumulating and blocking gutter flow. Debris can't clump and flow to clog the gutter or the gutter outlet, so rain water flows freely between the bristles and out the downspouts.

Will gutter leaves and debris get caught in the bristles?

Sure gutter leaves and debris get stuck in the leaf guard bristles, but individual pieces of debris aren't the cause for gutter clogging and gutter overflow. The gutter leaves and debris cant clump together and flow to cause a clogged gutter or downspout, so the gutter continues to flow.

See actual GutterBrush after 2.5 years.

Won't the bristles fill up and rainwater stop flowing through?

Can I leave GutterBrush in all year long? Through the winter?

What's so special about GutterBrush?

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Can I leave GutterBrush in all year long? Through the winter?

Yes, GutterBrush provides year round gutter protection and even decreases winter gutter ice in northern climates. Leave our brush rain gutter guards in all year! View our gutter guards for winter page.

What's so special about GutterBrush?

Water follows the bristles into the gutter so it combines abundant water acceptance with simple drop-in, slide-in gutter guard installation and a "crowned" raised bristle profile shape. Unique bristle design allows GutterBrush to be slid under the gutter brackets yet the bristles spring back up creating a "crowned" raised shape to hold gutter debris up higher than the gutter so the wind can blow it off. It's one of the best gutter guards!

  • Gutter Brushes Do the Job!

    “After trying some other products, the Gutter Brush is the only one to date that really prevents the gushing of rainwater from heavy storms. All products require you to clean out your gutters periodically. However, the Gutter Brush makes it very easy. Just remove the brush and shake out the debris. They are easy to install and adjust to a required length. Need I say more? The brush is a great product for the price and the company stands behind their products! You’d have to be crazy not to try this as a solution for all your gutter related issues (i.e. - Clogging and Gushing).”

    - Bohill007, Verified Buyer