“Our house is in a pine forest. If I didn't clean the gutters at least once a month, they were rendered useless by all the pine needles and pine cones. From the research I did, it sounded like no gutter system could cope with pine needles, and once it clogged, it was very hard to clean them. I read the reviews on the gutter brush, and I honestly didn't have high hopes. I bought enough to do the gutters that were the worst, and tested it out for a year. Wow! The whole time, the gutters kept flowing! Yes, pine needles get stuck in the gutter brush and form a layer on top of it that doesn't look very nice, but the water can still flow freely in the gutters and I no longer have issues with water damage from overflowing gutters. Instalation is super easy. Once you've cleaned the gutters, you can easily do a whole house in under 2 hours. If you need to pull them out to clean them, that's easy too. Just pull them out, shake them, and put them back in. It's not something I'd do too frequently though, because the bristles that are compressed by the gutter supports stay permanently bent after being that way for a year. All in all, these have worked great for me, and far surpassed my expectations! For reference, after my year long experiment, I ordered gutter brushes for the rest of the house. While the gutters that had the gutter brush were still flowing freely a year later, I removed 8 5-gallon buckets of pine needles and pine cones out of the gutters that did not have the gutter brush!!! Some people won't like the fact that you can see the top of the bristles and debris that gets trapped on top of them, but I don't care as long as the gutters keep working. In any case, it's still a lot easier to put a brush on an extension pole and brush the debris off while still standing on the ground if it bothers you that much. Overall, I'd highly recommend this product to anyone who is more concerned with function over looks.”
Oversized 6 Inch GutterBrush Gutter Guard:
– 12 Foot Box = $59.88 includes delivery
– 60 Foot Box = $284.43 includes delivery
- 120 Feet = $ 538.92 includes delivery
The most common size of GutterBrush is Standard for 5 inch gutters. The most common Style of gutter, by far, is the K-Style gutter. If you have a K-Style gutter, you simply measure your rain gutter across the top horizontally from the back of the rain gutter (at the fascia) to the outermost tip of the gutter. 5 inch = Standard (most common) , 6 inch = Oversized. To see pictures of "How to Measure", click here https://www.gutterbrush.com/pages/how-to-measure-your-gutters to go to our "How to Measure" page. If you have a K-style gutter, simply identify which size you have and order the appropriate GutterBrush size and footage. If you have some other size or style of gutter, residential sizing samples and commercial sizing samples ( 2 different sample boxes) are available for free ,all we ask is for a portion of the shipping cost which is $ 9.95. The residential sizing sample box (smp-res) contains 6" length samples of each of our 3 smallest residential size products. The commercial sizing sample box (smp-com) contains 6" length samples of each of our 3 largest commercial size products. Once again, if you have a K-style gutter you should not need sizing samples, however if you have some other style of gutter, the sizing samples box enables you to receive samples of 3 different sizes so that you can actually check the fit of each to determine the best most optimal GutterBrush product for your gutters.
GutterBrush's Fit Criteria: The best most optimal performance is achieved when the brush fills the gutter as much as possible without overly compressing the bristles. Additionally it is also desirable that the brush creates a "raised profile" or "crowns" or extends out the top of the gutter about an inch or two. The raised profile increases surface area and also allows that debris that may lay on the brush is up higher than the sides of the gutter so that the wind can purge. Since GutterBrush was originally designed for K-style gutters, the fit is always perfect when you purchase the right size. Other style gutters can be fit by using the most optimal size of GutterBrush that follows the GutterBrush Fit Criteria. As the Fit Criteria States, it is desirable that GutterBrush fills the gutter and extends or "crowns" out the top to create a raised profile, however with gutters which have a width that differs from the length, it is not always possible to fill the entire gutter and create the raised profile. In such cases, an on-site decision can be made with sizing samples to determine the most optimal fit. GutterBrush will work fine even if it does not fill the entire gutter or if it does not necessarily extend or "crown " out the top creating the raise profile. While these characteristics are desirable to create the best performance, GutterBrush works just fine when it does not necessarily have all of these characteristics because GutterBrush is, in itself, a protected flow chanel.
The K-Style gutter just happens to be the most commonly produced gutter style available and produced in custom long lengths roll formed out of the back of trucks or trailers in all neighborhoods in the USA. This style of gutter, years ago was named after the upper portion of the script written K, because the curves of the gutter's face resemble the curved nature of the upper-half portion of the capitalized letter K when written in script. GutterBrush is specifically designed in size to fit various sizes of K-style gutter; and GutterBrush also fits the ever so popular Fascia style gutter. The K-style gutter is also often referred to as an OG or Ogee or K-Ogee. OGEE is a word that often refers to any architectural design that incorporates a double curve like an "S" which curves in both directions. With respect to a K-style gutter, the curve of the face of the gutter reverses direction like an "S" curve and resembles the aesthetic appeal of the double curve on a crown molding. GutterBrush fits into all size and style gutters and functions well because it is, by itself, a protected flow chanel.