Filtering synthetic mesh or fine mesh to micro mesh metal over plastic, sheet metal or extruded aluminum support frame

These products have two components, the mesh material, and the frame that supports the mesh.  Both components can be found in either metal or plastic.  The quality of screen material varies considerably (technical understanding of metallurgy or plastic polymers is not customary for the average homeowner, but the comparison is between a plastics, 304 stainless steel and 316L surgical grade stainless).  The same is true for the support frame.  Metal will be more durable than plastic, but again, the particular alloys used make a big difference over the long term.  The comparison here is between plastic, aluminum sheet metal and extruded and anodized aluminum.

No prices are given, per foot prices must be quoted based on difficulty of home installation. (Number of stories, miter corner cuts and other factors given). Be sure to qualify a quote to include shipping and or installation by a certified installer.

Our Ratings:

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What works, What works well and What doesn’t work:
We found Leaf Filter and Master Shield to be flimsy by comparison to Gutterglove. Gutterglove uses a “stainless steel surgical grade fine mesh screen” We tried poking the screen on all three products with a ball point pen. (Simulating a tree branch falling on the roof). The screen in Leaf filter tore easily. The screen in Mastershield also yielded easily.

The screen in Gutterglove was so tough, we barely made a dimple. According to Gutterglove’s sales materials we reviewed, their exclusive micro screen is used by the Navy for underwater applications and is the toughest money can buy. The actual housing of the product was noticeably different. The Gutterglove housing was heavy duty aluminum and a 5 foot panel was very sturdy just to hold in my hand. The housing for Leaf Filter and Mastershield was much lighter. It was clear to us that the Gutterglove was manufactured to be superior. We also noted that only one of the three, Gutterglove, bragged about being “anodized”. That means that it will not ozodize, corrode or rust regardless of the metal it is attached to. We think that is ritically important because some gutters are aluminum, some steel, some copper or other metals.


Gutterglove logo is a registered trademark of Gutterglove Gutterguard, Lenney Robert C. (S/N 78355811)
Master Shield logo is a registered trademark of MGP Manufacturing LLC, Griffin, Shelia M (S/N 78478873)
LeafFilter logo and name is a registered trademark of LeafFilter International, Inc.( See Copyright Information )

We have no ownership interest in any product manufactures being reviewed.