Pine needles are a common problem for many US gutters and not all guards can be protective enough.
The best gutter guards for pine needles are HomeCraft, LeafFilter, Amerimax Home Products, All American Gutter Protection, and Raptor.
HomeCraft is known for the best design, Rapton is the best DIY option, LeadFilter allows for the easiest installation, Amerimax Home Products is the most affordable while All American Gutter Protection is the easiest one to customize.
LeafFilter uses a fine micro-mesh guard that is highly efficient in blocking small debris like pine needles. It is installed with structural hangers on the fascia, a practice that offers extra stability. The guards are then added to create a platform where the gutter lays on. They are made of stainless steel and are rust-proof.
HomeCraft works best with metal roofs. They are unique because they manage to create a cycle where the gutter cleans itself.
All American Gutter Protection offers micro mesh gutter guards that come in 30 color options so you can choose the one that matches your architectural style best. They are made of stainless steel and aluminum frames.
Raptor Gutter Guards are made of 304 stainless steel. They are rust-resistant and not prone to corrosion. They’re great against pine needles because they feature 900 holes per square inch which makes it very hard for small debris to go through.
Amerimax Home Products are easy to install even without tools. They are designed to be put in place through a snap system under the shingles. They are made of PVC vinyl and mesh screens.
Unfortunately, not all gutter protection systems are appropriate for pine needles like mesh and micro-mesh guards are. That is because they have small holes without openings on the time. Larger holes will allow pine needles to get through. Reverse curve guards are also a very good option for pine needles.
In terms of maintenance, while gutter guards can protect the guards from small debris that does not mean that you should neglect cleaning forever. Make sure to inspect your guards and gutter guards and clean them out when necessary.
Contact us at RH Renovation NYC for an inspection check or a gutter guard installation. Our team has years of experience in dealing with gutter installations and repairs. In addition, we can prepare a cost estimate for free before the beginning of the project so you can be prepared on how much everything will cost.