FAQS - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of installing Gutter Baskets?

  • Reduces risk of mosquito born illnesses such as West Nile virus.
  • Stop rain gutters from overflowing due to clogged downspouts.
  • Reduces frequency of gutter cleaning and makes gutter cleaning easier.
  • Reduce the chance of water damage to your home due to water backup.
  • Far less expensive and easier to install than rain gutter covers.
  • Fits virtually any size gutter
  • Reduce bad odors and allergies caused by rotting debris.
  • May extend the life of your rain gutters and reduce maintenance costs.
  • Durable, galvanized steel construction lasts for years - not "easy to break" plastic.
  • Eliminates "emergency" unblocking of downspouts during heavy storms.

Will my gutters still have to be cleaned?

Yes, but less frequently and they will be easier to clean.

How much money will I save if I install Gutter Baskets?

If you have 10 downspouts on your home you can install Gutter Baskets for around $150 including shipping.  If you choose another type of rain gutter guard your cost may be much higher.  We'll let the experts tell you:

Average Gutter Guard Installation Costs according to:

Bob Vila: $1,481

This Old House: $1,300

Compared to the expense of installing gutter covers, you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

You will also likely save on gutter cleanings because your gutters can be cleaned less frequently, and they will take less time to clean. By protecting your home from water damage, you could potentially be saving thousands more in repair bills.

How is the Gutter Basket installed?

Installation takes just a few seconds and requires no tools. Just clear away any leaves or debris that are over the top of the downspout. Place the Gutter Basket over the downspout and you're done. If the downspout is at the end of the gutter, break off one end of the Gutter Basket at the perforation and set it in place with the square end in the corner. The Gutter Basket can also be widened to provide total coverage of larger downspouts.

How long will Gutter Baskets last?

The Gutter Basket is manufactured from heavy gauge galvanized steel and will last for many years.  This Gutter Basket is 3 years old and still going strong:

Gutter Basket in Action

In what ways is the Gutter Basket superior to other products on the market?

Compared to full-length gutter covers and inserts, the Gutter Basket is much less expensive and easier to install. In some cases, it is even more effective in preventing clogged downspouts.

Compared to wire and plastic leaf guards that fit over downspouts, the Gutter Basket is more durable and effective and stays in place better.

What keeps the Gutter Basket in place?

Its weight. It is made of heavy gauge galvanized steel, so it won't wash or float out of place. A clip is available with each gutter basket purchased  (upon request, free of charge) if you plan to clean your gutters with a leaf blower. It provides additional security against shifting.

How many Gutter Baskets do I need for my home?

Normally, a Gutter Basket should be placed over every downspout. If some part of your gutter never collects leaves or other debris, a Gutter Basket may not be needed there. However, for your convenience and for the care of your home, we recommend that you install a Gutter Basket over every downspout.

Can I Resell Gutter Baskets?

Yes. Becoming a Distributor is easy. The more units you buy the more you save.  Click here to learn more.