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What is a Gutter Brush?


By ProMatcher Staff



What is a Gutter Brush?

A gutter brush prevents leaves and other debris from entering the gutter by filling up the space that the leaves would typically occupy.

A gutter brush may also be called:

- a Hedgehog Gutter Guard, or

- a Bottle-Brush Gutter Guard.




How does it work?

The brush’s bristles, which look like the spikes of a hedgehog, block larger leaves from entering the gutter. Water and smaller pieces of debris can pass through. However, some smaller leaves can become stuck in the bristles and as a result, the brush will need to be cleaned periodically.

What are the Pros?

- Affordable

- Easy to install

- Can fit almost any gutter

What are the Cons?

- Brushes need to be cleaned

- Requires more maintenance than other gutter guards

- Trapped debris may lead to the growth of mold and mildew

The Last Word: When compared to other forms of gutter protection, a gutter brush offers a low-cost alternative to commercial-grade screens or filters. Although it may minimize the risk of your gutters overflowing, it does not eliminate the threat that leaves and other debris pose to your gutters.

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