Gutter Guards for Pine Needles
Pine needles can be a major problem for your gutters if you live under or near pine or fir trees. The long and flexible needles that fall individually or in clumps have a tendency to clog gutters at a rapid pace. Homeowners without pine or fir trees really don’t understand how bad these trees can make gutter cleaning and why finding effective gutter guards for pine needles can solve so many problems.
If you’re looking for gutter guards that won’t allow pine needles to ever get through to clog your gutters, you’re in the right place.
Unlike other gutter guards that have larger openings that let debris in to clump on the gutter guard, MasterShield’s gutter guards are constructed with a non-stick, 316 surgical grade stainless steel microfilter that will not allow the tips of pesky pine needles or other debris in. In fact, nothing but water can get through a MasterShield protected gutter!
Unlike other systems, MasterShield is not installed flat. It is installed as close as possible to the pitch of the roof so it minimizes debris build up. Gutter guards without much pitch create a shelf for pine needles to collect and build on. Pitching the system allows wind to blow off more debris, resulting in less maintenance than other systems require.
MasterShield also maintains contact with the roof shingles. This means pine needles can’t build up under the shingles, where they can act as a sponge and cause premature aging to the shingle edge. Our installation methodology has been approved by GAF, Certainteed, IKO and Owens-Corning, so you can rest assure our gutter guards for pine needles can be installed this way.
MasterShield will keep out all of the needles from common North American pines such as:
- eastern white pine
- western white pine
- sugar pine
- red pine
- pitch pine
- jack pine
- longleaf pine
- shortleaf pine
- loblolly pine
- slash pine
- Virginia pine
- ponderosa pine
- pinyon pine
- Jeffrey pine
- lodgepole pine
- as well as needles from other conifers such as cypress, cedar, douglas fir, fir, helmock and spruce trees.
For more information about gutter guards for pine needles, see the following posts from our blog: