Gutter Guard Compare
Original Publish Date: September 2008 - Revised April 2018
There are countless gutter guard designs. I discovered after years of testing the ones with a fine stainless-steel micromesh are the best. There are several brands of these. Dealer-install micromesh is outrageously expensive. I suggest you purchase DIY stainless-steel ones and have your handyman install them.
Compare Features of Gutter Guards Before Buying
For over ten years I have been testing gutter guards, and at the end of this column, I tell you which one I installed on my house. Those tests have been chronicled in various columns and videos on my website. Below are two videos that feature, what I believe, perhaps the Holy Grail of gutter guards.
Consider purchasing a micromesh product from Amazon.com and having your local handyman install them for you. CLICK the photo below for just one of the micromesh products I discovered on Amazon:
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My tests over the years determined that many products allowed small debris in the gutter. Finally, I discovered some products that had an ultra-fine micromesh screening that stopped the debris from getting into the gutter. I tested two products on the same roof under the same trees. One performed better than the other. You can see the visual proof in the videos below.
Several Months Into the Test
The video below is what my garage roof looked like after months of testing. It's very obvious that the way the gutter guard is installed makes a very big difference:
I was so impressed I selected the one that did the best and had it installed on my own home.