This post is part of our Master Shield features series, in which we’ll address key elements of our technology and design. This post is focused on the micromesh used in our product.
When trees start to blossom in the Spring, you’ll be happiest with micromesh gutter guards like Master Shield, the latest micromesh technology from inventor Alex Higginbotham.
In a field where no one recommended using a filter finer than a window screen for fear it would keep out the water (bad) as well as the debris (good), Higginbotham was the first to fly in the face of conventional wisdom. He discovered that amongst micromesh cloths, certain ones exhibited properties that caused water to react as if the filter wasn’t there at all. Further research led to the discovery of a ratio of thread size to threads per inch that caused this phenomenon; this was true within a certain ratio range. The surface of this micromesh cloth looked virtually solid, meaning debris couldn’t get through it, so if it were applied to a gutter guard, gutters would stay clean and free from clogs. After experimenting with different micromesh cloth types with varying degrees of success, Higginbotham finally chose 316 stainless steel cloth for its longevity. He is credited with introducing this surgical grade stainless steel into the industry.
Why Higginbotham Micromesh Gutter Guards
Higginbotham currently holds 9 patents (and counting) on this technology in the US and internationally. In these patents, he teaches over 14 new technologies related to micromesh, representing approximately 15% of all advancements and teaching in the field of gutter guards since the first patent was issued in the 1880′s. No one understands micromesh better than he does. He has continued to advance the field forward and set the bar higher since introducing his first product in 2001. Master Shield is the culmination of over a decade of his research, development and advancements.
When choosing a micromesh gutter guard, consider the importance of Higginbotham’s teachings as found in Master Shield Gutter Protection. No other product best combines all of the features that he finds critical in a gutter guard. No better product is available today to offer your home top performing micromesh.
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