MasterShield's completely enclosed system uses a proprietary surgical grade stainless steel micromesh that keeps even the smallest particles and debris from entering the gutter. This eco-friendly setup features LeafRelease, a non-stick surface built into the micro mesh; its porous surface allows air to circulate so that leaves and other organic debris dries quickly, allowing it to be blown away in a breeze. MasterShield gutter guards install under the first course of shingles and attach to the gutter's front edge via stainless steel screws. This method of installation has been approved by the nation's largest roof shingle manufacturer, in part because it does not fasten directly to the roof. Its micro mesh membrane covers most of the open airspace over a gutter; it won't create a dry space for birds or bees to nest. A drip edge keeps the front of the gutters clean, and a patented HydroVortex technology carries water through the filter and into the gutters quickly. (To see MasterShield in action, click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSYtJBu3dxM&feature=channel_video_title)
MasterShield can be color matched to your existing gutters, although its virtually invisible low profile often blends into the roof line. The paint finish comes with a 20-year warranty against fading, peeling, and cracking and the system's dual I-beam construction offers superior support against heavy loads like snow. Many independently owned dealers of MasterShield's self-cleaning gutter guards offer an outstanding warranty. MasterShield's own warranty even covers paying a homeowner policy deductible of up to $1,500 should a gutter clog cause water damage to a home. MasterShield gutter guards can be installed on most types and sizes of gutters.
Inventor Alex Higginbotham exhaustively researched gutter protection technology and designed the original technology that evolved into MasterShield in 1999. Since then, many have copied components of his system, but none compare to knowledge built up from more than a decade fo further improvements and advances. On the MasterShield website, mastershield.com, readers can access additional videos about the technology, read more about using and managing rainwater around a home in their blog, and obtain in-depth information on MasterShield.