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Bad Gutter Protection Can Harm Your Home

September 29, 2023
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The Wrong Gutter Guards Can Cause Damage To Your Puget Sound Home

Bad Gutter Protection Products & Even Good Ones Installed Poorly Do More Harm Than Good.


We’re here to help homeowners in Puget Sound protect their homes from water damage with the best gutter protection products available.

It’s a simple mission, but, unfortunately, a lot of gutter guard companies in the Seattle area just don’t get it right.

What’s worse, the wrong gutter protection product–especially when not installed correctly–can actually CAUSE harm to your home.


The Wrong Product For Puget Sound Is The Wrong Product. Period.

First of all, not all gutter guards are the same, and not all of them are designed for our climate. Some gutter protection systems are specifically designed to block leaves, NOT evergreen needles.

For a homeowner in the Seattle area where fir needles are our most common organic debris, that makes them practically useless.

That’s why we choose to install MasterShield gutter guard systems, since they have been engineered with Puget Sound’s exact climate and vegetation in mind.

Anything else just isn’t built for our climate, which makes it the WRONG product for homeowners in our area.

What happens when these gutter protection products fail?

At the very least, they cause your gutters to clog, but at their worst they can even redirect water TOWARDS your home causing more damage than if you didn’t have gutter guards in the first place.


Shoddy, Corner-Cutting Installation Defeats The Purpose Of Quality Gutter Protection

A great product is only as good as the technicians installing it. Unfortunately, even with the best gutter guards available, your home will still be susceptible to water damage if your installers cut corners or just plain don’t know what they’re doing.

If your gutter guards clog, water can be diverted towards your foundation and siding. Even having NO gutter protection at all is better than that!

In addition to shoddy workmanship, installing gutter guards at the wrong angle can result in problems.

Most gutter guards are installed at a 90 degree angle, which means they form a perfectly flat shelf where debris can accumulate.

This also diverts the flow of water towards the most vulnerable components of your home(roof, siding and foundation) and is a major hazard to the health of your gutter system.

Photo Of Gutter Completely Clogged With Fir & PIne Needles

Why We Install MasterShield Gutter Protection & Our Impeccable Installation Standards

Now that we’ve told you what NOT to do, we’ll give you a little insight into how we do things.

  1. We choose to install MasterShield gutter guard products on all homes where it is viable. We have a few alternatives for unique situations, but MasterShield is our go-to gold standard.
  2. We install all of our gutter protection products, including MasterShield, to the exact specifications of the manufacturer. We do things by the book, to preserve your gutters and warranties for years to come.
  3. We install MasterShield at a tilted angle, rather than a 90 degree one. This means the natural slope of your roof and gutter guards allows debris to fall safely from your roof to the ground below.

At Leafless In Seattle, we’re here to protect your home from debris and water damage, and we are confident in our products and abilities.

That’s why MasterShield gutter guard systems come with a Lifetime No-Clog Guarantee.

With it, you won’t have to clean your gutters for the entire lifespan of your gutter system.  If somehow your MasterShield system does fail, we’ll come back and replace it ourselves–free of charge.

Luckily, we don’t have to do that much, and our customers get to enjoy clog-free gutters throughout the long Seattle rainy season.



Get Your Free Quote Today!

If you are a homeowner in Puget Sound interested in gutter or gutter protection services, give us a call at 1-800-503-7597 or contact us here for a free quote….


Gutter Issues? No Problem.

If you think you need gutter protection or even new gutters, we would be honored to help. Just give us a call at 1-800-503-7597 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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