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What is Gutter Helmet® gutter guard?
Gutter Helmet® is a patented gutter protection system that installs right over your existing gutters. It keeps leaves, pine needles and other debris out of your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow into your gutters freely. This revolutionary system protects your home from the harmful effects of clogged gutters, pooling of rainwater, and insect infestation.
Gutter Helmet® guarantees that you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. You’ll never have to worry about getting on that ladder again.
Gutter Helmet® is the superior gutter protection system on the market. Gutter Helmet® is engineered to last a lifetime. That’s why we back it up with a lifetime warranty.
More homes are protected by Gutter Helmet® than by Leaf Relief® gutter guard or any other brand!
How does Gutter Helmet® gutter protection work?
Gutters become useless when they are clogged with leaves and debris.
Clogged gutters can rot and damage your home, lawn, basement, foundation and landscaping.
Gutter Helmet’s secret is the principle of surface tension. Hold a glass under a running faucet and you can see surface tension at work. The water flows around the outside of the glass. Similarly, water clings to your Gutter Helmet® as it runs down the roof, flowing freely into your gutters. Pine needles, leaves, and other debris, however, fall to the ground below. Your gutters stay open and clear, with no work on your part! It’s the best gutter guard system available today.
What benefits can I expect with the Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system?
There are many benefits to installing Gutter Helmet® over your gutters:
- Keeps your gutters free of clogs;
- Ensures that dirt, leaves, needles, and debris roll off of your roof and stay out of your gutters;
- Deters infestation by birds, animals, and insects;
- Protects your home’s foundation and landscaping by properly directing rainwater away from your home;
- Protects against harmful mold, mildew and rot caused by water gathering in your gutters and seeping under your fascia and eaves.
- And perhaps most importantly, Gutter Helmet® keeps YOU off of that dangerous ladder!
How much does Gutter Helmet® rain gutter guard cost?
Installation cost depends on a few factors:
- the number of stories of your home;
- the need for special equipment to perform the installation (due to the lay of the land or other variables);
- the condition of your roof;
- any fascia repair and replacement;
- the overall length of all of your gutters; and
- the number of corners on your home.
After inspecting your home, your Gutter Helmet® sales consultant will provide a firm quote. Request a no-obligation quote today.
All installations include an inspection and tune-up of your existing rain gutter system – including cleaning, sealing, re-pitching and adding hangers as needed.
Why should I choose Gutter Helmet® over other gutter guard systems?
Easy – because you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! You avoid the stress of cleaning gunk-filled gutters yourself or hiring someone to do it for you.
No more need for you or someone else to risk climbing a shaky ladder.
You avoid overflowing gutters, which can lead to rotting fascia boards and soffit, damaging your foundation, basement, crawl spaces and walls. Never again will rainwater destroy your landscaping by pouring off your roof.
So, stop worrying about your gutters, and start enjoying the peace of mind that a maintenance-free Gutter Helmet® gutter guard installation provides.
Will my roof warranty be affected by installing Gutter Helmet® metal gutter guards?
No. Our installation methods have been evaluated and approved by the major roofing manufacturers.
Gutter Helmet® is installed professionally by experts, using the industry’s highest quality poly-butyl sealant. You can rest easy knowing your roof and your roof warranty are safe with us.
How does Gutter Helmet® compare to gutter screens and other gutter protection systems?
The big difference is that other gutter protection systems, like screens or grates, have vertical slots, louvers or other openings. No matter what, these openings eventually allow leaves and debris to clog your gutters.
On the other hand, Gutter Helmet’s unique, multi-patented design has no vertical openings that can allow debris to enter your gutters. Gravity causes leaves and debris to fall harmlessly to the ground, while water surface tension causes water to flow around the exclusive cover design and back into your rain gutter system.
My roof is very steep. Will water pour over the Gutter Helmet® gutter guard installation, bypassing the gutters?
No. Gutter Helmet® is engineered to work with various roof types despite the degree of pitch, from flat to vertical. Water will easily flow into your gutters.
How strong are Gutter Helmet® gutter covers?
Very. Gutter Helmet® has a patented horizontal-rib design, engineered specifically for strength. Gutter Helmet® is the only gutter cover system available that installs over reinforced heavy-gauge brackets. These brackets actually strengthen and support your gutters.
What colors are available for the best gutter guard system out there?
Gutter Helmet® Colors
Gutter Helmet® is essentially invisible because it is designed to blend into your roofline. You can choose from several colors to match your roof shingles. We also offer two new colors onyx and canyon in our Stonescape-Granular Stone Paint Finish.
How much rain can Gutter Helmet® gutter guards handle?
Gutter Helmet® can support up to 22 inches of rain per hour. That’s double the amount of rainfall that has ever been recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Can Gutter Helmet® gutter shield handle heavy snows?
Gutter Helmet® is the best gutter guard in this situation because it has been engineered to handle the heaviest snowfalls. Thousands of installations in snowy states such as Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are proof of the load-bearing capability of our system.
What about frozen gutters and ice dams? Is Gutter Helmet® the best gutter protection against ice buildup?
In colder months, clogged gutters can become frozen and turn into a solid block of heavy ice and debris. This can cause gutters to buckle and pull away from your house.
An ice dam is a buildup of ice under the roof edge. The ice eventually creeps up under the shingles and warps them. Further damage can lead to rotting roof rafters and interior leaks. Faulty insulation and/or poor attic ventilation is the root cause of ice dams.
Certain Gutter Helmet® dealers can install a self-regulating heat cable that can mitigate ice dams and frozen gutters. Additionally, Gutter Helmet’s patented brackets are specifically designed to carry and conceal the heat cable. Ask your local dealer about this special service.
How is Gutter Helmet® gutter topper installed?
Our expert certified installers first clean, seal, check and adjust the alignment of your gutter system, where necessary. Then we custom-fit your Gutter Helmet® to your home with heavy-gauge, reinforced support brackets. Gutter Helmet® panels are individually prepared and secured over your full-sized gutters.
Our certified installers mount your Gutter Helmet® under or over your roof shingles, depending on the construction of your roof.
After completion and final inspection, your home and your property are restored to their original condition. Generally, we can complete your installation in one day.
What is the warranty for Gutter Helmet® gutter cover?
We warrant Gutter Helmet® for life.
Must I clean my rain gutter system prior to my installation appointment?
No. When your Gutter Helmet® installers arrive, they’ll first clean out any leaves and debris remaining in your gutters. This gutter cleaning is complimentary, and the last you’ll ever need.