3 best gutter guards: Micro Mesh, LeafGuard, Screens

welcome back everyone my name is Dmitry Lipinskiy this is a second part of our

series of best and worst gutter covers 2019 this video is not sponsored by any

of the players here as a matter of fact some of them are absolutely hating us

right now after our last video for worst gutter cover products that you never

want to buy go check it out link gonna be below or you can watch it after this

video but if you're looking for absolutely best gutter covers guys I

have a couple of recommendations so I'm gonna only talk about three products in

this video I'm gonna start with number three and then number two and then what

I believe is number one and the best of the best

all three probably would work when I would say eight and ninety percent of

the houses out there there is a chance that the gutter coverage just might fail

you if you have very tricky design if you have humongous trees and it's just

huge volume or design of your roof or roof is too steep or maybe it's too big

so there's always a chance for gutter covers to fail but again this is not

sponsored video this is just my opinion I've removed thousands of thousands

gutter covers in my life we own the roofing business we do install gutter

covers we're actually install what we believe is the best but this is not a

sale video by any means I just want you to be educated and to see what's going

on on the market number three what usually works for most people out there

something like this so this one it's not micromesh it's a finer mesh much

finer than it used to be there is a quite a few products on the market I

have two here this one has a little bit different design I don't like solid

parts on gutters but this one it's a little bit tricky because it has solids

but it takes away but the mesh is almost the same so I actually have this type

install in my house we've been there for a couple years from previous owners I

have a big trees this works if you have really big leafs if you don't have pine

needles if you don't have nothing crazy going on it'll protect your gutters from

clogging from anything major anything big now if you do have pine needles if

you have a lot of fine stuff you have a lot of trees who produce a lot of

smaller debris so that's probably not gonna work because soon

later you got us gonna start filling in it's also not gonna keep granules from

the roof out of your gutters and if you have a shitty roof especially those

organic shingles do shadow have granules and they do feel and all of a sudden you

you know you're gonna start having seeds and stuff gonna starts growing in your

gutter so it's not perfect it's not ideal but it's affordable it's cheap and

it works and it's definitely going to last for a couple of years like if you

compare this to any of the products that we review in the last video of one of

those four its bids then like 10 to nothing because this works those

products don't right you can buy it at Home Depot most stores sell them again

only if you have very simple roof nothing crazy going on it's probably not

gonna fail you now second one on my list is actually one of my competitors Leaf Guard

by Englert. Leaf Guard has been on the market forever what I like about it

is it's a water adhesion type of gutter curse but it's actually one part with

the gutter there's been many many companies who try to mimic it they do

have a patent but there's other companies who's trying to do the same no

matter what fact in our first video I talked about the same type but cheap

gutter covering like you've pretty much the water doesn't even shed even in our

simple water test so what I like about Leaf Guard is you deal with one

company and it's actually part of the gutter so it's it's a true one system

the reason that copycats fail in this business because when you talk about

aftermarket parts it's really hard to fit in the little fascia and gutter

guard stand out because they're pretty small and they're very very easy to

install because they don't take a lot of space so you can actually make them work

and also you have a warranty of the company who's gonna back in them up so

for those two reasons it's not definitely for do-it-yourselfers you

probably gonna fail if you're gonna try to find similar product from big-box

store that looks like Leaf Guard and gonna try to do it yourself I guarantee

it's gonna fail I've never seen copycat of Leaf Guard fail I always put them in

the second category they always fail just give it a time the water start

overflowing there's always something with the design because you work with

the existing gutter you never have enough slope you have to

do tricky stuff and once you start bending it it just fails Leaf Guard it's one piece

it's similar with the gutter it's not cheap you have to go through the company

but it definitely works so that's second of my list and lastly it's of course

micromesh micromesh I mean I've seen a lot of jobs we've installed hundreds of

jobs ourselves so this company here this is just one of the brands the Leaf

Solution I asked them to ship me a couple samples of the new stuff you can

see there's three different designs so fair to say I recommend all the

micromesh gutter products. Leaf Filter is one of them but they're way overpriced I

hate their sale system they pretty much sell you like car sales guys used to

sell 30 years ago they start with the highest price and they drop it down so

they pretty much have okay product that you know worth mentioning worth

recommending but they charging way too much for it they're not reasonable and

the sales are just very gimmicky so that that's right there so if you do like

micromesh you can do it yourself or you can call other contractors who install

something like this right again Leaf Solution is just manufacturer it's not

like local company or anything we can install it you can find a company to

install it or you know there's five other brands similar to this but when

you buy a micromesh product here's what I really want to point out I mean

there's different designs I mean you you make a decision if you wanna just a flat

this will not fail you I mean this is a little bit more

advanced a little bit more engineered so this actually gonna work as well like I

said any of them will work but what's gonna make your micromesh you know even

better if you have this little rip and if you're actually gonna screw it back

to the fascia so if you do this combination now your gutter actually going

to be super super strong I actually tested it myself so pretty much it's

gonna enclose your gutter and you can do like crazy stuff pull-ups I've done

muscle ups on my gutters like that so if you just slide another shingle it's one

installation type but when you actually screw it on the back it's actually makes

entire gutter system stronger so you completely seal in the top and it's

actually adds integrity to your gutter system so you

screw to the front you screw to the back you make the gutter stronger and you

protect it from leaves and debris for years to come

one more thing that only this company does it that's why I brought them to

this video I could bring anybody they have amazing accessories

this is absolutely game-changer this piece right here installs in inside

corner a lot of times is the most important area on the exterior of your

house a lot of times it's in front of your

front door and that's where you get the most of the water from that Valley so

pretty much it just pours in and that 3/4 inches is just not enough to catch

it so it's one of overspill gutter guys for years have been trying to put splash

guards there usually doesn't work and also contributes to further clogging so

this one here you install it inside both gutters left and right right both

L-shape and then you have a screen on top of it so the water gonna be driving

here if it's over spills is gonna catch here and drain back to the gutter and

because you have this huge micromesh screen on top of it it's also gonna

filter all of that water and it's gonna push away all the leaves and all the

debris this is from you the genius so if you wanna absolutely best of the best

system micromesh first make sure you secure it to the fascia second and make

sure you use accessories like this third I cannot think of better system in a

gutter market today this is absolute best again as far as brand goes the only

reason I'm bringing this brand because they have accessories like that you can

actually buy accessories like that from them and then buy micromesh you know

from different manufacturer if you like or check them out on a website they're

not sponsored but I will put the link below just because I like them so much

that's about it when it comes to gutter covers if you're a gutter installer I would

like to hear from you comment below let me know what you think whether you agree

or disagree maybe there is a better product out there I want to know and

I'll include it in the next video if too many of you will prove to me there's

something better but I've been doing it for years I could not find anything

better this is absolutely best of the best I guarantee

if you let me to install it for you or if you find somebody to install it and

they're gonna do it right it's never gonna fail you thank you guys

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