Rhino Guard, and here's how:
“RHINO BEST is a stainless steel micro-mesh over expanded aluminum product that yields the optimum micron size (440) to prevent all debris from entering the gutter system. This product utilizes a .024” aluminum body and lip that is mechanically fastened over the mesh laminate, creating an exponentially stronger product, in both compression and tension. The embossed texture feature deters debris from “sticking” to the product by minimizing surface contact area, thus augmenting the debris shedding.
The front leg of the product screws to the front lip of the gutter and the back upward bend (fascia shield) allows it to be screwed directly to the fascia, creating a slight forward slope.
This installation creates unprecedented “box girder” strength, making the gutter assembly, which is inherently weak by nature, a completely closed member. The micro-mesh technology ensures that leaves, twigs, pine needles, oak tassels, shingle grit and other small debris will never breach the system to migrate into the gutters.
The mesh is strategically sized to allow passage of pollen and dust so it is washed through during rainfall. It may be necessary from time to time to clean or remove stubborn debris (inorganic & organic) from the mesh surface to maintain the proper performance.
As with all RHINO products, NO roof or shingle contact is required.”
As with any of the products we offer, we do extensive testing before we offer it to our customers.
We found the Rhino Guard Best to work the best in keeping pine needles, seed pods, roof granules and other small debris out of the gutter.
Unlike most of the “solid covers”, the Rhino Guard Best doesn’t contact the shingles, so there are no roof penetrations or loosening of the seal strip between the shingle layers. The Rhino Guard best will retro- fit on most existing gutters (5″ or 6″) without having to adjust where the gutter is installed on the fascia.
Colorado Seamless Gutters can also incorporate a Raychem, self-regulating heat cable with the Rhino Guard Best to mitigate any potential icicles during the winter months.