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Old 06-12-2008, 09:20 PM   #31
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How do you keep fir needles out of gutters?


I feel for you, because those Magic Gutter Protection devices are not cheap to have installed.

In most cases, they cost several times more than the actual seamless guttering system including the downspouts.

Please follow through aggressively with your compaints, as the squeeky wheel gets the grease.

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:28 PM   #32
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Ask the builder (TIM) says he has been testing Gutter Glove for 10 months.
So far it has worked very well. Has lots of tree crap (like 80%) on top of the product but still functions OK. He also says he is currently testing other gutter new products for which the report will be ready end of summer.

www.gutterglove.com

www.askthebuilder.com/692_Gutter_Guard.shtml

You can get for free a 30 minute DVD from Gutter Glove that tests and compares gutter guards side by side.

He goes on to say...

The bottom line is that no matter what gutter guard you install, you will have to maintain it. The hardest part of the job is cleaning the organic muck out of the gutter. This means you either have to completely stop the small organic debris from getting into the gutter or you must install a gutter protection product that allows you easy access to the inside of the gutter.

Gutter Guard has access holes for easy hose outs of organic muck should the need arise.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:20 PM   #33
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You are correct about what Tim Carter has updated within the past 3 or so months. I reported that he was finally "Close To" satisfied with a newer product he was testing in another post recently.

I am glad to have your insight though, regarding adding those comments that all gutter protection devices will require some maintenance.

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Old 06-16-2008, 01:12 PM   #34
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Wow... Tim Carter (Ask The Builder) had Mastershield installed on his home a couple of months ago.

Odd he never mentioned it at the ask the builder site.

I asked him to test Mastershield in 2007 and the reply was there were no plans to test it.
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Wow... Tim Carter (Ask The Builder) had Mastershield installed on his home a couple of months ago.

Odd he never mentioned it at the ask the builder site.

I asked him to test Mastershield in 2007 and the reply was there were no plans to test it.
He installs all of the brands on his own home from the best that I can tell. That is his method of checking them out on a regular basis.

He stated that he will have more to report regarding that product by the end of the summer.

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Yes, I see the paragraph where he speaks of two other products being tested. I don't recall him mentioning Mastershield by name though.

I am very anxious to hear how the other two products do in the test. Mastershield has no easy access to flush muck.
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Bump to see if there are any updates.

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EZ shield is the best in my opinion,of course properly maintained,and you need to maintain every decade or so
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i pesonally think the leaf guards are only great for leaves. Not effective for needles or whirrlie birds.
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properly installed the E-Z shield has no problems with either situation 747,the" hood" should be pitched properly so the debris is shed,and doesn`t end up laying on top of it,have several that have been longtime performers with that type gutter shield
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