Round 2 of our gutter cover comparison focuses on which gutter protection is better for homeowners in Westborough, MA… LeafFilter or Gutter Shell.
LeafFilter is an immensely popular gutter screen in Westborough, MA—but is it really the best? Or does Gutter Shell beat it, as it beat LeafGuard in Gutter Cover Comparison Round 1?
Let’s find out…
LeafFilter: Since it’s a simple mesh screen, rather than a full-coverage hooded system, LeafFilter runs pretty cheap. The lower-quality materials make it more of a budget gutter screen for Westborough, MA homeowners.
Gutter Shell: Unlike LeafFilter’s mesh screen, Gutter Shell is a double-drop hooded system that provides total coverage for your gutters. The higher quality of the parts means it costs a little more than LeafFilter—but Gutter Shell more than pays for itself much, much more in the long run.
LeafFilter: LeafFilter comes with a no-clog guarantee, which sounds great. What the manufacturer doesn’t tell you is that, while your gutters won’t clog, LeafFilter’s flat shape allows debris and leaves to build on top of the gutter screen. Your gutters won’t clog… because the debris builds up on the gutter screen and won’t let water in! That means you have to get on a ladder and clean the debris off LeafFilter regularly. So that “no-clog guarantee”? Sneaky-sneaky.
Gutter Shell: Gutter Shell is sloped so that leaves, debris, and snow roll right off. It’s patented double-drop design uses surface tension to flow water into your gutters, so it withstands the heaviest downpours. Gutter Shell also comes with a No-Clog Guarantee, but without the fine print and loopholes of LeafFilter’s guarantee.
LeafFilter: For Westborough, MA homeowners, falling leaves and debris are a big problem when it comes to cleaning gutters. LeafFilter doesn’t really help prevent this. Again, LeafFilter is flat like a shelf. Any debris that lands on it stays there, blocking your gutters, until you clean it off. This defeats the purpose of a gutter cover, as they are supposed to make a homeowner’s life easier with little upkeep and free-flowing gutters 24/7/365.
Gutter Shell: Gutter Shell requires little maintenance beyond the occasional spray down with a hose. In addition, Gutter Shell is guaranteed to perform and remain clog-free for as long as you own your home, so you can keep that ladder in your shed.
Mesh gutter screens for the Westborough, MA area just don’t cut it. Sure, they’re cheap. But they don’t perform anywhere near the level they need to in the New England weather.
Gutter Shell costs a little more than mesh gutter screens... but only because it performs a 100-times better. It’s made with better materials, keeps out debris, lets in water, and requires practically zero upkeep.
If you’d like to know more about why Gutter Shell is the absolute best choice for gutter covers in Westborough, MA, click here to find out more. And if you missed Round 1 of our gutter cover comparison, in which we size up Gutter Shell and LeafGuard, click here.