Leafless in Portland Q&A

Why do this at all? I'll just clean my gutters more!

Some things to consider:

Your gutter is essentially a bath tub with a drain. UNTIL the downspout plugs, what happens to all the leaves and needles? 

When you get enough of that undergound, what's likely to happen?

Is it easy to unclog an underground drain?

Next part: after the drain plugs, the gutter fills up with water and overflows. Is the gutter only going to overflow the front, or will it also backflow? Is it close to the roof edge and the wood of your roof?

Will the gutter that's easiest to notice be the one that plugs? Will you notice right away? How long will it backflow/overflow before you notice?

How long before you act on it, given that you likely will want to put it off since you'll notice in the rain?

Simply put, the more you keep your unguarded gutters clean the more likely you'll get a plug downstream, and the more often they actually plug, the more likely you are to get wood rot, landscape erosion, and water damage. MasterShield works to prevent all of this!

Do you only offer the MasterShield gutter system?

Here at Leafless in Portland we offer numerous options for your gutter protection needs. MasterShield is, of course, the best product on the market, however, there are less expensive options. When one of our expert gutter technicians come to give you a free estimate, they can go over all options available to you.

Does Leafless in Portland offer copper gutters and copper MasterShield? And do I have to install both or can they be purchased separably?

As a matter of fact we do offer continuous copper gutters and copper MasterShield! Each can be installed individually as well. Here are just a few reasons you should consider adding a little copper to your life:

Make a bold and eye catching choice when installing your new gutter and MasterShield...go for copper!!! These pictures show the elegance and distinction copper gutters add to a home. There are countless advantages to using copper, here are just a few:

  • copper is thicker than most any other material used in gutter production and resists corosion (copper patina is a protective barrier that helps prevent rust or corrosion from the repeated exposure to harsh elements.)
  • copper gutters can last 60-100 YEARS if maintained properly
  • nearly 40% of all copper used in the gutters is recycled, making copper an earth friendly option.
  • You will be keeping the landfill free of old gutters and helping to reduce your footprint.
  • copper gutters make an instant upgrade to your homes exterior, think of it as a new piece of jewelry
  • offers the option of bright shiny reddish bronze color unique to copper with a yearly copper polish or if left alone will naturally oxidize creating the grey/green patina that copper is known for.
  • ideal for historical homes

If you are ready to upgrade the look and function of your home, give us a call!

Does your solution work with____________

The MasterShield will work with just about everything nature can throw at it, as long as it's properly installed.
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How do you compare against your competitors?

We stack up extraordinarily well against our "competitors" in the field

  • Similar in price
  • We shed debris, we don't pile it on top
  • All metal construction, no glue or plastic to break down in a few years of sun
  • A filtration system engineered to take as much water as your gutter can handle, but still keep out the clogging agents

For a more detailed and specific comparison of our 2 biggest competitors, see the LeafGuard and LeafFilter pages.

There are some other small time folks that offer a service that claims to be in our league, if you find one that looks interesting please feel free to ask our representative when we come out to give you your free consultation.

How many colors does MasterShield offer?

MasterShield comes in a variety of modern colors. Below is an approximation as colors vary from monitor to monitor.

I know you offer seamless gutters. What colors do you offer and what happens if none of them match my house?

We offer a wide variety of colors and if you do not see a color that matches your home exactly, we can install a gutter that is low gloss white that can be painted to match your home perfectly!!



I see that you have been voted 'Best Gutter Guard of 2017." Who voted you that? And where can I find the review?

MasterShield was voted 'Best Gutter Guard of 2017' by an independent website. It can be found at www.gutterprotectionreview.org

Is Leafless in Seattle a member of the Better Business Bureau?

In fact Leafless in Seattle is a member of the Northwest Better Business Bureau! We have an A+ rating!! You can find our rating here.

What gauge aluminum does Leafless in Portland use for their seamless gutters?

Here at Leafless in Portland we strive to offer the best possible products on the market. Our seamless, one piece gutters are made from .027-.032 gauge aluminum. Aluminum is not the only material we offer for gutters, we also offer steel and copper gutter for those that desire a custom look.

What is the minimum/maximum roof pitch allowed with MasterShield?

The minimum pitch that allows MasterShield to work optimally is 4/12, and the maximum is 12/12. There are a few exceptions and we can place MasterShield on gutters that are steeper than 12/12, but having a proper backing (i.e. a tall enough fascia) is a consideration.

our service area

We serve the following areas

OregonWashington Our Locations:

Leafless in Portland
15757 SW 74th Ave Suite 550
Tigard, OR 97224