Guest User
3/8/2012
I have a standard shingle roof. I also have those Gutter Helmet gutter guards on. Can a metal roof be put on with these guards still being used?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
3/8/2012
Yes. But the gutters may need to be taken down and then re-hung.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
3/9/2012
Yes and no. Depends on the new roof also. I am not a huge fan of those units and would recommend ditching the reverse curl system in lieu of a flat (top mounted) system. What type of roof were you going with?
Guest User
5/1/2012
Is Mastershield gutter guard effective? http://mastershield.com/
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
5/1/2012
The screen type systems tend to work pretty well but can grow moss and other biologicals on them in the right conditions. They will be subject to overshoot if they are rained on really hard as well.
Guest User
5/2/2012
Thank you for bringing us into the mix. Any gutter guard can grow moss or algae on it. That's because spores in the moss or algae from the entire roof collect in rainwater-- and it all flows down onto the gutter guard. From our perspective, gutter guards take the most "spore abuse". If the condition develops after MasterShield is installed, we've got a way for the homeowner to clean off our stainless steel filter. Most of the time, however, you can see the signs of moss, lichen or algae on a roof, it's not something that develops after you purchase a gutter guard, the condition has been their all along. To avoid the issue from occurring, we suggest installing a small copper strip (copper works better and longer than zinc) on the roof a few feet above any gutter guard. It will kill the spores in the water before they wash onto the system (you may want a series of them up your roof about every 15 feet. It will keep your roof moss free and you won't have to invest in copper granules in your shingles). We also suggest installing the gutter guard with the pitch of the roof so that debris is less likely to get trapped on it (like a shelf). You don't want debris to create an environment for moss to grow. As it relates to overshooting, if our system is installed to manufacturer specifications, you may occasionally see some overshoot in roof valleys. This is a problem that plagues all gutter guards because, in these locations, water gains volume, depth and velocity. In fact, on many homes a regular gutter has issues with overshoot in these locations. We're quite upfront about this, we've even got a YouTube video (http://bit.ly/KqMQkg) discussing the issue. So long as water comes off a straight run, you should see no overshooting, even in a summer thunderstorm. We have a few options to work with as it relates to increasing the volume of water that can get into a gutter from an inside corner. With any gutter guard, you walk a fine line in the corners between taking in water and trapping debris. Since we cannot see the conditions at every home, we have to rely on independent installers to make a determination as to how to best address the situation. If you're considering a shingle style metal roof, there are systems that MasterShield works seamlessly with an others where it's best to install the product at the time of roof installation.
Guest User
10/25/2013
I recently had standing seam metal roof installed on my ranch house in Amherst, MA. I have had no moss or other growths on the shingle roof. The lot is treed so many leaves used to clog the gutters. I am 71, so I put gutters on the house with gutter guards several years ago. I have had gutters re-installed especially for my new metal roof.... I thought I was getting gutter guards but I was away when the gutters were installed and there were no guards. Evidently, this company uses screen or mesh guards. I have one problem side on the West where water overshoots tremendously down one valley. In the past, this water caused leaking into the basement through the foundation. The gutter people actually eliminated one downspout.... so in that area there is only one downspout to handle water off that whole section of roof. It sounds like that side might be better w/o guard so it can handle max water. It is a 5 inch gutter... or it was supposed to be. I did not measure it yet.... as I am still in Maine. What kind of gutter guard do you recommend for the rest of my metal roof? Thank you. Susan.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
10/25/2013
For applications where we are concerned about volume and overshoot on the gutters, we use a system call RainDrop. It keeps out all the big debris and can handle whatever water you can dump on it.
Guest User
9/8/2015
how do you reattach gutter guards after a steel roof is installed.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
9/8/2015
Don, There are only specific style that will work with steel roofs. Many times, the existing units must be scraped for the styles that will work.

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