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Gutter Helmet Gutted in Favor of MasterShield

See all that staining on the face of the gutter? There is no drip edge, any debris that doesn't go straight into the gutter ends up on the face, looking nasty.

Gutter Helmet Gutted in Favor of MasterShield

Gutter Guards Case Studies: Gutter Helmet Gutted in Favor of MasterShield

See all that staining on the face of the gutter? There is no drip edge, any debris that doesn't go straight into the gutter ends up on the face, looking nasty.
See all that staining on the face of the gutter? There is no drip edge, any debris that doesn't go straight into the gutter ends up on the face, looking nasty.
Pretty high up so it's too far for the homeowner to climb up and tinker with the gutter helmet all the time.
Pretty high up so it's too far for the homeowner to climb up and tinker with the gutter helmet all the time.
See that staining on the roof sheathing? That's water soaking through because of the gutter helmet.
See that staining on the roof sheathing? That's water soaking through because of the gutter helmet.
Gutter Helmet sticks out and is not matched to the slope of the roof, so any tree branches that hit the roof are virtually guaranteed to smash into the hood on its way past. Result? Catastrophic damage. Doesn't even take water now.
Gutter Helmet sticks out and is not matched to the slope of the roof, so any tree branches that hit the roof are virtually guaranteed to smash into the hood on its way past. Result? Catastrophic damage. Doesn't even take water now.
See how the needles start to accumulate as soon as they start to curve in? This creates a bridge for water, and it just streams past. Is the gutter clogged? NOPE.
See how the needles start to accumulate as soon as they start to curve in? This creates a bridge for water, and it just streams past. Is the gutter clogged? NOPE.
This is a dirt simple roof, but gutter helmet can't handle the fir needles.
This is a dirt simple roof, but gutter helmet can't handle the fir needles.
Great shot of gutter helmet and fir needles up close on the roof in Lynnwood, Washington.
Great shot of gutter helmet and fir needles up close on the roof in Lynnwood, Washington.
Birds have bent the end cap out of this gutter helmet and have been nesting inside.
Birds have bent the end cap out of this gutter helmet and have been nesting inside.
Also a great place for wasps to set up shop. It's like a beach front condo!
Also a great place for wasps to set up shop. It's like a beach front condo!
See the water staining on the fascia? Water is leaking behind this gutter helmet.
See the water staining on the fascia? Water is leaking behind this gutter helmet.
They configured the downspout to drain directly onto the lower roof and this has caused massive erosion, ruining the roof.
They configured the downspout to drain directly onto the lower roof and this has caused massive erosion, ruining the roof.

Challenge
This customer has been living with Gutter Helmet. It’s rotting his house, drips constantly, and the dealer that installed the system is out of business. There’s still a dealer in town, but they don’t honor the warranty for performance from the previous installer.

Solution
This stuff needs to GO. We’ve seen this more times than it’s fair to admit. If you have fir needles, do not get this stuff. The lifetime warranty? It’s on the paint finish, not its ability to remain functioning properly. Seriously, just the paint.

This system is being replaced with MasterShield, a Gutter Guard made for fir needles (and pretty much everything else).