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Video Title - What Is GutterBrush

Description:  GutterBrush is a simple UV protected, galvanized, long lasting bottle-brush designed to keep gutters from clogging. Fill your gutter with three foot lengths, fill the entire gutter one after the other, the water flows between the bristles and the brush keeps the debris from clogging the gutter. GutterBrush is the simplest gutter guard system that anyone can install with no tools or fasteners.

Transcription:   Hi,  Alex with GutterBrush here to explain, " what is GutterBrush ".  Gutter Brush is a simple bottle brush. It's a galvanized protected core that last many many years, and UV  (Sun) protected bristles. It is sized for the gutter. You fill the gutter with three foot lengths of GutterBrush.   Fill the entire gutter (one after the other) and you leave it in place. The (rain) water flows between the bristles while the brush keeps the debris out and keeps the gutter flowing.   That is what GutterBrush is. 

Video Title - GutterBrush  Simple to Install Simple to Maintain

Description: This video explains GutterBrush as a very simple gutter guard that keeps gutters from clogging. Other gutter guards are complicated and expensive and disappointing because they are difficult and expensive to maintain. Eventually, cleaning the gutters and maintaining GutterBrush is easy because it installs with no tools or fasteners.

Transcription:  " Hi I am Alex with GutterBrush, here to talk about the simplicity of GutterBrush.  One of the problems with a lot of the complicated Gutter Guard products out in the market is that they are fastened, and they need maintenance too.  So when you go to clean the gutter, number one, you spent a fortune getting it installed in the first place and then you are really disappointed when you find out that it needs to be maintained and it is fastened with screws and you can not take it apart to maintain it.  The beauty of GutterBrush is that there are no fasteners.  You simply fill the gutter with GutterBrush, no fasteners and that way, at some point when it is time for maintenance, it is a snap.  You just pull them out, you bang them out, the debris drops out.  They are completely renewed and you install them again.  We put a ten year warranty on them and they last that long.  So it is very simple, no fasteners and it is easy to maintain. Thanks so much.

Video Title - 5 Droppings Seasons, 2.5 Years Up Close Inspection, GutterBrush Flowing Fine

Description: This video reviews GutterBrush performance and appearance after spending 2.5 years inside New England gutters with no cleaning or maintenance. This Rhode Island gutter location is exposed to maple helicopter seeds, leaves, debris and harsh winter conditions including ice and snow on the roof and in the gutters. The video shows that after 2.5 years and 5 leaf dropping seasons, or 2 spring seasons and 3 fall seasons, there is some debris stuck in the brush but each individual piece of debris by itself will not clog the gutter so these gutters after 2.5 years are flowing fine.

Transcription:  Hi, this is Alex the roofer showing you (the results) what GutterBrush looks like after two and a half years or five droppings seasons.  As you can see, we have got a tree (here), it is a maple tree. Lots of leaves and ( maple ) helicopters drop from it. This GutterBrush was installed two and a half years ago so it has sustained three fall droppings and two spring droppings and the gutters are still flowing fantastic. In the summer the (leaves and )  helicopters do bake. They really get cooked (from the summer heat) and they become 
almost nonexistent and the particulate matter flows through. So after 5 droppings and two and a half years this GutterBrush (gutter) is flowing fine.

Video Title - How GutterBrush Works, Debris Can't Clump or Flow

Description: Debris enters all gutter guard devices. With GutterBrush, debris can't clump together, flow down the gutter & get hung up creating a dam. GutterBrush keeps gutters flowing.

Transcription:  HI,  this is Alex with Gutterbrush, here to explain how Gutterbrush stops the gutter from clogging. People explain ( ask ) " isn't debris going to get stuck in the brush?"  Well to some degree it is but that debris can no longer clump together, flow down the gutter and get hung up.  The debris gets hung up on more debris and more debris; it gets larger and it turns into a clog While GutterBrush is in place, that debris is suspended in the brush and the gutter continues to flow.  No more clumping and flowing and no more clogs.

Video Title - GutterBrush Time Lapse Performance

Description:  Watch how GutterBrush Simple Gutter Leaf Guard performs in keeping gutters flowing through the heavy Fall season in New England rain gutters. 2.5 months of leaves, rain, snow and ice consolidated down to about 5 minutes. This video shows an actual GutterBrush installation in Rhode island. Video shows leaves and debris during fall season, laying on the roof and on the GutterBrush. Periodically multiple times during the fall, and at the onset of winter, you can see that the wind blows almost all of the leaves off resulting in properly flowing gutters.

Transcription: So we're here in Portsmouth Rhode Island doing an installation of GutterBrush at a customer's house to take a look at and see if we can catch some video of how it performs this fall. Just installed this length of the house, there's Alex ready to install the last little bit in this

section.  You're watching a time-lapse video taken over a period of two and a half months during the 2019 autumn leaf falling season. Within the gutter is the simplest 
easiest and most cost-effective gutter clog protection device called GutterBrush. The video shows the leaves falling while Gutterbrush keeps the leaves and debris from clogging the gutter. You can see leaves collecting on the roof and the gutter. You'll see that over time, debris builds up in various areas eventually  being blown away by the wind. During the heaviest portions of the fall, a buildup of the leaves can be seen on the GutterBrush itself. At various different intervals of the season and at the end of the fall into the onset of the winter, the greater majority of the gutter and gutter protection have eventually become purged clean by the wind.  The key to gutter brush is the  simplicity of the product as well as the speed and ease of the installation.  Anyone can install GutterBrush making  
it a favorite among do-it-yourself  homeowners as well as contractors,  landscapers, painters cleaning companies, and handy persons. Made in the USA, it comes in five sizes to fit all the most common and custom gutters, GutterBrush is a cylindrical brush like a bottle brush or a pipe cleaner, designed to fit and fill and protect gutters. Homeowners and contractors simply take 3-foot sections of gutter brush and slide them into the gutter under the gutter brackets, filling the gutter from end to end. You leave it in place all year long. The brush fills the gutter and keeps the leaves and debris out while the water flows between the bristles.  GutterBrush's quality materials and construction with a galvanized core and UV Sun protected polypropylene bristles, means it's highly resistant to the harmful effects of the Sun and the weather while lasting in excess of 15 years in the gutter. It comes with a 10 year material warranty. GutterBrush installs with ease because no tools or fasteners are required. Anyone who can work off a ladder can install this simple clog protection system. At some point, GutterBrush can be completely renewed.  To maintain and renew, you simply pull them out of the gutter, bang the debris out, the debris drops out, clean the gutters and reinstall. GutterBrush improves the performance of gutters in cold winter climates because it is a protected flow channel within  the gutter decreasing clogs that naturally occur from the snow and slush while improving winter flow. The result is much less ice and icicles. During the two to three month period of the video, the gutters were well protected. The water flows between the bristles while most of the leaves and debris eventually blow away or pass right over it. Yes some debris does get stuck in the brush however any suspended debris can no longer clump together and flow towards the downspout, get hung up, and create a dam causing a clog. Individually each leaf or piece of debris can't cause a clog so the fact that Gutterbrush stops debris from clumping and flowing means the gutters are well protected; and also (protected) are the downspouts and the in-ground storm drainage. Experienced contractors and home owners alike know that everything outdoors requires maintenance.  Dropping a high volume of debris on a thin channel and expecting to keep it from clogging will always eventually require maintenance. When other complicated and more expensive gutter solutions become problematic, they require painstaking work and expense to disassemble because you need to remove fasteners and take them apart just to access the clog. Once you clear the problem, they need to be put back together. The process often leaves unwanted screw holes, damage, and can be extremely expensive. With  Gutterbrush, maintenance is easy. Many expensive gutter protection devices intersect and attach to the roof causing problems, holes, voiding roof warranties and decreasing the  water's ability to exit the roof as swiftly and easily as possible. GutterBrush doesn't touch the roof and it has no effect on the roof at all. There are lots of complicated gutter solutions on the market and they're extremely expensive. Many companies make false claims such as " never clear your gutters again".  Debris fits into the gutter devices and causes them to clog. If the debris can't fit into the gutter, chances are that the fast water won't get it to the gutter either. Everywhere water runs, it brings debris with it. The apertures in the screens close up, debris lays on them, and the biggest problem in the gutter guard industry is that the device and the debris causes the water to skip past the gutter. There is no magical forever  maintenance-free solution, which is why we recommend a simple, less expensive solution that's easy to install and even easier to maintain. In short, in a complicated world, GutterBrush is a refreshingly inexpensive and simple solution. Measure your gutters or get your samples today. Visit GutterBrush.com or call 888-397-9433 for price quotes and service from a GutterBrush expert.   Thanks for listening.

Video Title: Pine Needles and Maple Seeds

Description:   Pine needles, Maple Seeds and small debris causes problems and enters or covers all gutter guards, GutterBrush keeps the gutters from clogging because it is , in itself, a protected flow channel. Most debris should blow past or over the gutter and any debris that gets stuck in the brush can not clump together and flow, pile up and clog. The gutter continues to flow. At some point, if required, maintenance and "renewing" is easy because there are no fasteners.

Transcription:  Hi this is Alex with Gutterbrush here to talk about pine needles and the problem they cause with gutters. GutterBrush works very well with pine needles and decreasing the maintenance necessary.  When you're talking about debris like pine needles and maple seeds, we're talking about very small debris that is really difficult for every gutter guard and every gutter guard requires maintenance with small debris, in this case you can see we've got maple seeds.  They're stuck in the brush but they're stuck in there suspended in one place.  They can't clump together, they can't flow and they can't clog the gutter. The gutter continues to flow. whether there's The gutter continues to flow and the debris and the bristles direct the water into the center of the gutter. At some point when it's time for maintenance, you pull the brushes out, you bang them out, you clean the gutter and you put them back in completely renewed and ready to start again. Thanks so much.

Video Title:  GutterBrush Winter Benefits: Decreased Ice and Icicles, Better Flow:

Description:   The presence of GutterBrush in the gutter improves winter performance of gutters and decreases ice and icicles by decreasing clogs caused by snow and slush. The snow predominantly sits on top of the brush, while the flow channel below the brush is open and protected from gutter outlet tube to outlet tube. When melting or rain occurs, the water has room to flow rather than clogging, filling up, pouring over and freezing to a huge block of ice that night.

Transcription:  Hi I'm Alex with Gutterbrush here to talk about the winter benefits of Gutterbrush. Here in the Northeast we get a lot of snow. Without Gutterbrush, the unprotected gutter fills up with snow and during melting or raining, that water has no place to go and it flows over the edge of the gutter it turns into a solid block of ice when it when it freezes that night. With the presence of Gutterbrush, the snow sits on top of the brush. The brush is a protected flow channel, so the water has a place to flow. The melting and raining water flows underneath the Gutterbrush and out so it doesn't turn into that solid block of ice, and actually, day by day, it gets better day by day and the the presence of the bristles accepts the warmth of the sunlight very well and it aids in the melting process because (the bristles) they're black so they absorb the sunlight very well and they transfer that warmth to the core and melt the gutter better.  Thanks

Video Title:  Is GutterBrush Compatible with MY Roof?

Description:  Many Gutter guards intersect with the roof, void warranties, and cause roof problems. GutterBrush doesn't touch the roof, does not affect the roof and is compatible with every roof.

Transcription:   Hi, I am Alex with GutterBrush.  Is GutterBrush compatible with my roof?  I am here to say that GutterBrush is compatible with any roof because it does not intersect with the roof.  It stays down within the gutter, it has its raised profile, But it does not affect the roof at all. So no matter what kind of roof you have, you can use GutterBrush to keep your gutters flowing.

I am Alex with GutterBrush,  Thank you very much. 888-397-9433 or www.gutterbrush.com

Video Title:  Gutter Guards can Damage Your Roof

Description:  When considering gutter guards for your home make sure you understand what is being installed and how it may impact your roof and shingles. Alex is a 25 year Roofer and has seen it all when it comes to the pros and cons of various gutter protection systems. Contractors understand that you should never insect the roof or compromise shingle integrity in an effort to keep leaves out of your gutter. It's just not worth the risk of damage and expense that can occur if shingles are lifted up and exposed to potential water or ice backing up under the shingles and causing a roof leak into the building. No need to spend thousands of dollars on complicated gutter guards. Sometimes the simple, affordable solutions make the most sense.

Transcription:   I'm Alex with Gutterbrush and I'm here to talk about the damage that gutter guards can do when they are installed into the roof or intersecting the roof.  Usually, you can get a beautiful roof and the bottom courses are supposed to be fastened and stuck together; that's what keeps the wind from lifting the bottom courses of shingles. And then some gutter guard installer thinks that your clogged gutters are important enough to risk damage to your roof, so what they mistakenly do is they'll install a device, screen, or cover and they'll jam it underneath the shingles. That can really damage the shingles.  Those shingles are supposed to be stuck down so that the wind can't lift them up.  In order for them to slide in there,  they're separating the shingles, sometimes tearing the shingles and peeling the shingle away from its fasteners. It is really not a good idea. It can weaken the shingle and it can be an expensive repair in the future, so you really don't want to allow a gutter guard  company to intersect anything with your roof. It can void warranties but even more importantly when it's time to remove the roof, they are going to have to remove the entire gutter guard. So don't intersect the roof or mess with the roof in order to solve a clogged gutter.  Thanks very much

Video Title:  Gutter Screen Issues

Description:  Gutter Screens cause collateral problematic gutter issues. Debris lays on the screen causing the water to skip past the gutter entirely. Gutter screens can curl or collapse allowing debris to enter the joints. If made of metal, they can be the first item to freeze in the winter causing the screen holes to close up creating a flat sheet of ice. Screens require maintenance requiring them to be dis-assembled, cleaned and reinstalled which can be time consuming and expensive.

Transcription:  Hi I'm Alex with GutterBrush here to talk about screens as gutter guards.  The debris lays on the screens and it sticks. When it gets wet it, sticks and it causes the screens to collapse and when they collapse they curl and the water goes right into the joints.  Also the debris that lays on it, causes the water to just skip past the gutter and miss the gutter entirely. Also, the metal screens are very thermally conductive so they are the first to freeze area causing a flat surface of ice right over the entire gutter.   When I used to clean gutters, I would I would respond to customers that had screens and it was kind of a pain in the neck because it was very time consuming. I had to remove the screen, clean the entire gutter but then even from the removed screen, I had to pick all the debris out of the millions of tiny apertures.  It was really a pain in the neck and it was very time consuming. So that's the problem with screens.

Video Title: Metal Gutter Guards Cause First To Freeze Area:

Description: Metal is thermally conductive therefore it is the first area on the roof to freeze. Metal gutter guards in the northern climates can cause ice dams and ice problems because metal gutter screens and metal gutter helmets and toppers are the first to freeze therefore they can cause the beginnings of roof ice problems. Plastic gutter protection devices are not thermally conductive like metal therefore they do not cause gutter ice problems

Transcription: All right, I want to talk about "the first to freeze zone". Here we are in the Northeast United States where the winters are cold of course and there are also warm days, so you don't want to create the first area to freeze with a metal gutter guard. I mean the roof is important, we don't want a sacrifice roof performance at all, and metal gutter guards are the first to freeze when it's raining or it's wet and it's getting cold. They are going to get cold first because the metal is very conductive of temperature. And it's got air flow, so the rain hits it and all of a sudden, this becomes a sheet of ice and now the rest of that water coming down can back up under the shingles. So whether it's a metal gutter guard, gutter cover or a metal screen, they create the first to freeze area on the roof.

Video Title: 5 Reasons Chimneys Leak

Description: Alex, after 25 years as a roofing contractor, explains that chimney leaks can be confusing because a chimney leak can originate from multiple different and distinct components. A chimney leak can originate from water entering 1) down the flu 2) through the masonry crown or vertical masonry itself, 3) Chimney counterflashings 4) Chimney roof flashings 5) roof shingles. Each one of these components is dealt with differently. There are some simple techniques that can be used in the process of elimination to solve the problem such as application of clear masonry preservative. Call 888-397-9433 or email alex@gutterbrush.com if you need help or information. This is part of the "GutterBrush Gives Back" series.

Transcription: Alright, I'm here to tell you all the different ways that a chimney can leak.  My name's Alex with Gutterbrush. A chimney can leak from down inside. The water runs down inside the flu but it finds its way into the brick and leaks into the house. It can leak from the crown into the building. It can leak from the masonry itself and the joints. It can leak from the  counterflashings.  It can leak from the flashings or it can leak from the roof. Each one of those components is different and they each have to be addressed to make sure that you stop the leak. So you repair the most inexpensive components first, in the process of elimination
and you will solve a lot of chimney leaks for very little money. I am Alex the roofer, with GutterBrush 

Video Title: Avoid Ice Dams

Description:     Ice dams occur when excessive heat loss is not properly ventilated. Improving insulation and or improving ventilation or both can solve the problem. You want the underside of the roof boards to be the same temperature as the external ambient temperature. I have 25 years of roofing experience and I am available to answer questions. 888-397-9433 or alex@gutterbrush.com 

Transcription:  Hi, This is Alex with GutterBrush talking about avoiding ice dams (or ice backups).  The first important thing to remember about avoiding ice dams is that you have got to have the appropriate roof ventilation so that it is just as cold on the underside of the roof boards, as it is on the outside.   Here we have got soffit vents which are intake vents; so they take nice cold air in; it flows. It has to flow continuously under the roof. And that air exits out the ridge vent. So to avoid ice dams (or ice backups), you will want to have  a properly installed roof; you have to have good roof ventilation and (roof) insulation, and don’t install a metal gutter guard. Metal gutter guards are the first to freeze and they add to the problems of ice dams. Thanks

Video Title: Avoid Expensive Storm Drainage Clogs

Description:  The video explains how to keep debris from clogging storm drainage and leader pipes. Wire basket strainers are commonly used for this purpose but they are small with very little surface area so they clog quickly and require maintenance. To avoid expensive pipe clogs, fill the entire gutter from end to end with GutterBrush laying the GutterBrush right over the outlet tube to keep debris from entering the outlet tube. GutterBrush decreases maintenance needed.

Transcription:  Hi,  my name is Alex with Gutterbrush.   I'm here to tell you how to use gutter brush to keep debris out of in-ground storm drainage.   If your in ground storm drainage pipes clog up, it can be extremely expensive. You don't want to have to dig them all up and re-pipe them, so you can use GutterBrush to keep them clear.  Now usually, people will start by trying to keep debris out of the downspouts with an item like this; a simple gutter strainer (gutter basket) that will keep the debris out of the downspouts,  but there's hardly any surface area, so if you install this over your downspouts ( and outlet tubes) you're going to have a maintenance nightmare. You're going to have to go up (the ladder) there constantly when this clogs.  A better solution is to fill your entire gutter with GutterBrush from end to end. Install the Gutterbrush right over the outlet tubes. It will keep debris out of the downspouts and out of the outlet tubes. It will keep your gutter from clogging, and your storm drains (in ground drainage pipes) won't clog either.  That's how you save money from having expensive repairs. I'm Alex with GutterBrush, thanks for taking a look. 

Video Title: The Problem with Gutter Strainers and Gutter Baskets:

Description: People need to keep debris from clogging their gutter's downspouts, leader pipes and in ground storm drainage pipes. This video explains how a common method that uses gutter wire strainers or gutter baskets, is successful at keeping the downspouts and pipes from clogging, however use of such a small device ends up causing extremely frequent maintenance. The strainers are small and have little surface area, therefore, only a small amount of leaves or tree debris will cause them to clog requiring frequent cleaning. A better method is to fill the entire gutter with GutterBrush; laying it right over the outlet tubes. GutterBrush will keep the pipes from clogging and will require far less maintenance than the strainers or baskets.

Transcription:  Hi my name's Alex with GutterBrush, with 25 years in the roofing industry my experience enables me to explain about gutter strainers. These strainers are used to keep the debris out of the downspouts. They do a good job at keeping the debris out of the downspout but there's hardly any surface area. The problem with these is that as soon as you install them, the surface area gets clogged up with leaves and now you have a real maintenance nightmare. You might have to get up there every other week to clear the clogged strainer. That's the problem with strainers

Video Title:  How to Install a Bulletproof Roof

Description:  The term "Bulletproof" is used loosely in this video to describe how to install a very strong roof. Video explains how just a few simple roofing techniques can greatly improve the strength and duration of the roof. Using asphalt adhesive to seal and adhere the shingles together makes the roof far stronger against high winds. Roof shingles must be installed as per manufacturer specifications and lower nails are stronger wind protection therefore nail as low as possible without having exposed nails.

Transcription:  All right, I'm Alex here to explain how to install a bulletproof roof.  First of all, choose a very high quality shingle and install it to manufacturer's specifications and nail it off as LOW as possible, to the manufacturer's specifications.   Second, go up the edges and seal all the edges together with a small dollop of asphalt.  Let me tell you, these things are stuck. Third, go along the bottom edge and seal (OR ADHERE) the starter course to the drip edge and the first course of roof shingles to the starter course.   I am telling you, the wind is not taking this. And don't let any gutter guard company slide anything underneath the shingles and break that seal, because then it'll be susceptible to wind uplift.  Use a gutter guard that doesn't intersect with the roof and doesn't cause roof problems. So that's your bulletproof roof I'm Alex the roofer.