Phil Feldhaus, inventor and president of UltraKlean Gutter Guard, has been in the gutter guard and seamless gutter industry for 32 years.
He installed the first micro-mesh gutter guard to come out on the market back in 2001. This gutter guard was made of nylon micro-mesh that was able to filter out debris that other gutter guards could not. The downfall of this gutter guard was that the filter had a life expectancy of only a few years. Phil contacted the manufacturer and asked them why they weren't using metal in place of nylon to make for a more durable micro-mesh. The company told him that metal micro-mesh would not work for gutter guards. Phil immediately started working to develop the first metal micro-mesh gutter guard on the market.
Over the next 9 years he had designed and field tested over 20 different types of metal micro-mesh gutter guard designs and numerous metal micro-mesh roof valley gutter guard designs. In 2010, he invented the first "debris shedding" metal micro-mesh gutter guard design on the market which has no elements to snag debris, AND the first "debris shedding" metal micro-mesh roof valley gutter guard on the market that needs no diverter or roof valley shield/splash guard, both of which he patented. The micro-mesh gutter guard design has NEVER allowed debris to mat over, whereby preventing roof water from entering the gutter and overflowing onto the ground below, nor has it EVER allowed a downspout to clog! Also, the roof valley gutter guard design has nothing that would snag debris to cause build up, allowing for roof valley water to overflow. The final product; The top performing gutter guard on the market today! FINALLY! A GUTTER GUARD THAT DOES IT ALL!!!