Gutter Guards Case Study: Replacing LeafFilter With MasterShield Gutter Guard In Bothell, WA
Closeup of the “shelf effect” that LeafFilter created on this Bothell, WA home.
Roof oils clogged LeafFilter’s screen and sealed it shut.
LeafFilter’s lack of a proper drip edges caused ugly spillage.
The dam created by this diverter on LeafFilter caused debris to accumulate and soak up water like a sponge.
We replaced LeafFilter with MasterShield gutter protection on this Bothell home.
Since MasterShield is installed at an angle, this Bothell home no longer has to worry about the “shelf effect” that LeafFilter caused.
MasterShield’s inside corner detailing put a stop to clogs in this vulnerable area.
The owners originally had LeafFilter’s gutter guard installed because they saw it was rated number one by a consumer rating agency, but as you can see from these photos…it fails, epically. All the debris simply sits on top, blocking the filter and causing water to cascade right over the edge. Is the gutter TECHNICALLY not clogged? Is it TECHNICALLY not failing according to their performance guarantee?
To fix this, we had to completely start over. We removed and recycled the LeafFilter gutter guard, cleaned out the gutters, and then installed MasterShield gutter protection (which actually works for fir needles). We were thankfully able to salvage the gutters after simply reworking them, and now this nice customer has what she thought she was buying the first time around: gutters she doesn’t have to go up and sweep off.