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The GutterShed is a totally new approach to gutter defense. Finally there is a gutter cover that requires absolutely no cleaning or maintenance. Not a gutter screen or solid metal gutter guard, the GutterShed is a perforated metal plate that cleanly separates water from leaves and other debris at its line of contact with the top of the shingles.
A plastic-coated, eight-inch wide finely perforated plate is attached to the outer edge of the gutter by GutterHook spring clips. The inner part of the plate rests on top of the shingles, forming a slope downward from the line of contact to the outer edge of the gutter. Water passes under the edge of contact of the shed with the roof and through nearby holes, but leaves, seeds and other debris pass onto the plate where they dry out and blow off with the next mild wind.
How does the GutterShed work?
The Shed works because of peculiar effects of surface tension. Water adheres to a the granular surface of the shingle rather than to a perforated plastic-coated metal plate coated because the shingle has much more surface area in each square inch than the plate. Water passes under and through the line of contact of the Shed with the shingle, but leaves, seeds and other debris pass onto the surface of the plate. Rain falling directly on the Shed carries the debris over the outer edge. Any debris remaining on the Shed will dry and be blown off by wind.
How effective is the GutterShed?
GutterShed has been installed on under-the-eave gutters of our farmhouse for over four years. We are thankful for the shade from the trees right next to the farmhouse, including maples, oaks, walnuts, locusts, ash, cottonwoods, pine, and elms.
However in years past, leaves and debris from these trees regularly clogged our gutters requiring frequent cleaning. Since installing the GutterShed, the gutters have remained clean, rainwater has passed entirely through the gutters, and the gutters have required no maintenance.
Homeowners with GutterSheds have commented on their effectiveness saying, “I checked the gutters this weekend. All clean! You have no idea how happy this makes me!”
Product Guarantee: If properly installed, GutterShed will protect your gutters and drainspouts from clogging, and the surface of GutterShed will not need cleaning. We guarantee these features. If at any time up to 10 years after your purchase you send us a picture confirming proper installation of all the GutterShed plates, and a clogged gutter or drainspout below one of them, we will refund the purchase price of your GutterSheds.