Competitors

You save as much as 11% by purchasing GutterFoam …

Because GutterFoam is sold in convenient one metre lengths.

Based on our sales since inception the average home of 40 meters will need 5 lengths less than that  sold by our competitors whose products usually come in the shorter 90cm lengths.

Selecting the right Gutter Protection System

Every supplier out there claims to have the best system.

This results in a lot of confusion and the ultimate decision can be   difficult and prove costly.

We’re here to help you make up your own mind.

See our FAQs for the answers to common questions.

Throughout this website we talk about GutterFoam being the best gutter protection system in the country.

A brave call?

We think not because we truly believe that our product is the best.

Let’s discuss GutterFoam’s competition.

Who Are GutterFoam’s Competition?

Gutter Whiskers.

Probably New Zealand’s most well known gutter protection system.

Gutter Whiskers comes in 90cm lengths (whereas our product is sold in 1 meter lengths) and comprise a central wire core around which are twirled a series of spikes to make them look like cats whiskers.

These spikes then stop the leaves from entering the gutter but …

are they the “cat’s whiskers” of gutter protections systems?

Take a look for yourself.

Note installatioon requires screws and holes in your roof
Sure they stop the leaves but they don't release them
Sure they stop the leaves but they don’t release them
Gutter whiskers stops leaves but does not release them
Gutter whiskers stops leaves but does not release them

Clearly this is going to lead to problems down the track as the leaves build up and totally block the gutters – there is just no way for them to escape.

Installation is relatively easy but maintenace is a mission.

The whiskers become clogged with dirt and plant growth and cling tenaciously to the whiskers – its probably quicker and easier to throw it all away and start again but that can be expensive.

Gutter Mesh

There are two types of gutter mesh – plastic and steel.

Both are externally fitted to cover over the top of the gutter.
The plastic mesh is either placed over the gutter or, like the metal one, screwed and sealed in.  This could mean making holes in your roof!

EXPENSIVE!

Gutter Mesh is generally more expensive than GutterFoam and in many cases costs as much as $80.00 per meter with installation required by a franchise holder.

Do they work?

Sure they do but not so well and maintenance is a whole new level of hassle.

Take a look …

 

Photo showing GutterFoam's competition gutter mesh and just how hard it is to maintain and clean
Clearly not very effective and hard to clean
Gutter mesh clearly isn't effective
What Gutter Mesh let through

 

A photo of gutter mesh showing just how difficult it is to clean.
Gutter mesh bent back, the gutter cleaned and now to screw it all down again – until next time when it all has to be repeated!

 

Once the gutters have been cleaned the mesh needs to be reinstalled with the screws/bolts resulting in a time consuming and expensive exercise.

Imagine having to do this on a regular basis.

Pine Needles

Mention “pine needles” to GutterFoam’s competition and they freeze like a hare in the headlights.

Pine needles are the bain of all gutter protection systems.

None handle them as well as GutterFoam does.

Spouting after cleaning
Gutters cleaned before installing GutterFoam – note internal brackets

A neat and tidy finish with zero holes and no hassle to install
A neat and tidy finish with zero holes and no hassle to install

Now the pine needles are not only prevented from entering the gutter but are blown or washed off by wind and rain.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For it.

See what the top gutter cleaner in Auckland have to say about GutterFoam’s competition.

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