Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) GutterClear 365 ™

Why use GutterClear 365 ™ instead of another gutter filtration product?
GutterClear 365 ™ is superior to other gutter filtration products for several reasons. It has been weather and compression tested and is proven to have 60 percent higher force stability compared to our competitors. GutterClear 365 ™ has been clinically tested and confirmed to prevent the infestation and breeding of insects in rain gutters. It has been independently reviewed and accredited by industry renowned entomologists and approved as a green building product.
Why use GutterClear 365 ™ instead of metal or aluminum gutter guards and covers?
GutterClear 365 ™ is both ice and snow resistant. Cold metal and aluminum covers can aid in the creation of large icicles overhead as the water freezes on contact. In addtion, unlike metal or aluminum gutter protectors, GutterClear 365 ™ does not create any noise when it rains and will not rust, dent, or crack. It creates a barrier to prevent insects from nesting, breeding, and thriving in the gutters. GutterClear 365 ™ is invisible from street view and will not interfere with the beauty of your home.
Can strong winds blow GutterClear 365 ™ out of the gutter?
No. GutterClear 365 ™ fits snugly inside the gutter and will not blow out due to strong winds.
Do UV rays or heat from sunlight harm the foam?
No. GutterClear 365 ™ contains a UV stabilizer that protects it from degradation from the sun’s rays and heat.
How can I install GutterClear 365 ™ around the gutter spikes?
Please review the installation instructions.
How does GutterClear 365 ™ prevent pests and insects?
Most disease-spreading insects need standing water to breed in. They will often breed in the free standing water in unprotected gutters and then use the unprotected gutter as an entry point into your home. Gutters will have residual water pooling, giving rain water a clear path to flow out of your gutter and away from your home, and eliminating exposed free-standing water. GutterClear 365 ™ creates a physicaly yet porous barrier preventing insects from nesting, breeding, and thriving.
Will small animals harm the GutterClear 365 ™?
No. GutterClear 365™ eliminates the reasons why small animals are attracted to the gutter area. GutterClear 365 ™ eliminates the buildup of acorns and pinecones in the gutters, so small animals will not search there for food. GutterClear 365™ creates a physical barrier that isn’t waterproof, eliminating the gutter as a potential shelter. GutterClear 365’s ™ is not an ideal material for birds and squirrels because the material cannot be woven into anything substantial enough to make a nest out of. Rodents are less attracted to GutterClear 365 ™ because the material is not hard enough for them to file their teeth on.
How does GutterClear 365 ™ perform in freezing weather?
Because GutterClear 365 ™ helps keep the water path open, it is both snow and ice resistant. It keeps the gutters and downspouts from clogging so there is rarely any excess water left inside the gutter to freeze. The dark color also attracts solar energy; enabling snow and ice to melt more efficiently, pass water through the filter, and out of the downspout.
Does water in the gutter run over during heavy rainfall?
No. GutterClear 365 ™ is a porous, non-absorbent foam which allows large volumes of water to flow through freely. It can handle as much water as the gutter is capable of handling.
What does Green-Buildings Reviewed mean?
GutterClear 365 ™ has been independently evaluated and was awarded the Green Buildings Reviewed Product Seal. Read the full report here. The seal was awarded after accredited Green-Buildings professionals performed a benchmark analysis that determined GutterClear 365™ meets several criteria that are important aspects of accepted green building principles. GutterClear 365 ™ helps prevent moisture related damage, foundation problems, and leaks by controlling the flow of water around and away from the home. It improves indoor air quality by reducing mold buildup from excess water in or around the foundation. It prevents damage caused by water getting into and around the foundation of the home. GutterClear 365 ™ also reduces the need for toxic pesticide treatments as it has an internal biocide and fungicide that prevents the growth of moss, bacteria, mold, and mildew, eliminates standing water in gutters as a breeding ground for insects, and creates a physical barrier that doesn’t provide waterproof shelter, preventing insects or animal pests from nesting and/or breeding in the gutters.
I use bleach/detergent/copper sulfate on my roof. Is it OK to get these substances on GutterClear 365 ™?
No. We discourage the use of detergent/bleach/copper sulfate because it may deteriorate GutterClear 365 ™.
Will moss, mold, or mildew grow in the GutterClear 365 ™?
No. GutterClear 365 ™ includes biocide and fungicide agents to inhibit the growth of moss, bacteria, mold and mildew.
How does GutterClear 365 ™ perform with pine needles?
GutterClear 365 ™ blocks off any openings into the gutter, therefore debris like pine needles cannot enter the gutter cavities and cause blockages. In some instances, pine needles may need to be cleared off the top of the product. You should clear any excess pine needles that the wind does not lift away.
Can I use GutterClear 365 ™ with heat or electrical cables, tapes, or wires?
We do not recommend installing Gutter Clear 365 when it may come in direct contact with heat or electrical cables, tapes, wires. We have not tested Gutter Clear 365 ™ under this condition.
Will GutterClear 365 ™ burn if exposed to heat or fire?
Yes. Like all organic material, GutterClear 365™ will burn when subjected to sufficient heat and an adequate ignition source. However, GutterClear 365 ™ is surface coated with flame retardant and passes the ASTM standard D2859 for flame resistance, a standard that evaluates flame resistance under conditions that would be equivalent to sustained exposure to a lit cigarette or fireworks.
I purchased GutterClear 365 ™but it does not fit my gutters. Do you make any other sizes?
Yes. The product is available in the flollowing sizes: 5" K-Style; 6" K-Style; 5" Half Round and 6" Half Round.
The tops of Gutter Clear 365 have debris on them. Is this a condition covered by your warranty?
No. This is not a condition covered under our warranty. As you will note in the terms and conditions “GutterClear 365™ may require some light maintenance; in most cases, leaves and debris slide off the surface or just blow away. However, in some instances, removal of stubborn debris located in areas where the wind cannot lift it away may be necessary. It is recommended that homeowners clear away any debris caught on top of GutterClear 365 ™.
Water appears to be running over the top of the gutters, in this normal?
No. This is not normal. There might be some debris that needs to be brushed off the top of the gutters. In addition you should consult a gutter professional to make sure that there is not an issue with your gutters themselves that is causing this problem. If after both of these steps you are still having the problem, please contact us..
Does Gutter Clear 365 require any maintenance?
GutterClear 365™ may require some light maintenance, in most cases, leaves and debris slide off the surface or just blow away. However, in some instances, removal of stubborn debris located in areas where the wind cannot lift it away may be necessary. It is recommended that homeowners brush off and clear away any debris caught on top of the foam filter.
I have 4" K-Style Gutters, do you have a product that will work?
You can use the 5" K-Style guter product and trim it to fit as shown below.

Trim GutterClear 365 to fit 4" gutter