Tiger stripes, those dark vertical stripes that appear on aluminum rain gutters. Customers sometimes call us about these dark stripes that will not wash off. The first assumption is that the paint has gone bad. This is usually not the case.
We live in an industrial age where we have a constant source of particles in the air like dust, pollution, acid rain, pollen, general dirt and various other contaminants.
These various particles as well as atmospheric conditions cause condensation and the staining of various surfaces (especially gutters). These harsh contaminants “eat” away at the finish of your gutters day after day leaving a surface condition perfect for staining (blackening) and the classic striping called “Tiger Striping”.
Preventing Tiger Striping with Gutter Edge™
Gutter Edge™ is a small “add-on” which snaps into an existing gutter to deflect any water, mud, debris, and other junk that gets on your gutters and makes them streak and blacken.
Since it’s virtually maintenance–free, you’ll have more time to do the things you enjoy. You also won’t have to risk getting hurt by climbing up on your roof every few months to clean the outside of your gutter. Plus, it reduces dangerous icicle formation in the winter and can be installed in under 10 minutes.
Gutter Edge™ is made from rigid PVC. This is one of the most weatherable materials in the industry so you’ll never have to worry about it fading or needing to replace it.
Will Gutter Edge™ make my gutter look different? Absolutely not! Since it only sticks out about ¼ inch from your existing gutter, it’s nearly invisible when looking at it from the ground. Your visitors will never know the difference.