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micro mesh gutter guard
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micro mesh gutter guard

 
Overview
 

Preferred Manufacturers: Gutter Glove, LeafFilter, Mastershield  We rated LeafFilter as our top pick for micro mesh gutter guards because it is the only product out of all of the gutter guards we tested that does not disturb your roofing shingles. Also, every LeafFilter location is company owned instead of franchised. Additionally, Since LeafFilter can be installed on a variety of roofing types, we also ranked it highly for its versatility.
 
Guard Technology:
 
Price
7.0


 
Warranty
9.0


 
Build Quality
7.0


 
Debris Resistance
10


 
Water Flow
9.0


 
Total Score
8.4


 

Positives


Excellent debris blocking, water handling ability, warranty

Negatives


Price, may feel less sturdy than one-piece systems


Bottom Line

Micro mesh gutter guards scored highest in our testing, representing the newest generation of gutter guard technology. While the price of these products may come as a caveat, the levels of debris-blocking performance we saw in micro mesh gutter guards bested even the top performing one-piece systems. Fine debris did not pass through the tiny metal […]

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Posted August 28, 2015 by

 
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Micro mesh gutter guards scored highest in our testing, representing the newest generation of gutter guard technology. While the price of these products may come as a caveat, the levels of debris-blocking performance we saw in micro mesh gutter guards bested even the top performing one-piece systems. Fine debris did not pass through the tiny metal filter despite every other product category failing. Shingle grit, sand, and pine needles were repelled by each fine micro screen product that we tested. For this reason, we believe micro mesh products offer a higher tier of debris blocking ability than other products on the market.

Micro mesh screens provided comparable water flow to other systems, but did not suffer the same degradation as systems that were subject to collecting smaller debris and backing up. Build quality, along with price, are the weaker points of these systems, but only marginally so. As add-on products, we believe the cost savings associated with not replacing your guttering more than offsets the sturdiness that single-piece reverse curve systems offer.

We consider the warranties offered by micro mesh gutter guards to be excellent, as with other professionally installed systems. In our experience, the need for maintenance is much lower and service calls ought to be far less frequent assuming proper installation. Be careful to check whether the product installs along the roof line rather than solely on top of the gutter.

 


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