Frequently Asked Questions for Gutters and Gutter Helmet:
Gutter Helmet® is a patented gutter protection system that installs right over your existing gutters. It blocks 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, built up 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 any other gutter protection product!
Gutters become useless when they become clogged with leaves and debris. Clogged gutters can rot and damage your home, lawn, basement or 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 flows 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!
The benefits of installing Gutter Helmet® over your gutters are many: Keeps your gutters clear from clogs; Ensures that dirt, leaves, needles, and debris roll off of your roof and stay out of your gutters; Deters infestation of 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!
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® technician will provide a firm quote. All installations include an inspection and tune-up of your existing gutters - cleaning, sealing, re-pitching and adding hangers as needed.
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® system provides.
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.
The big difference is that other gutter protection products, like screens or grates, have vertical slots, louvers or other openings. No matter what, these openings 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 gutters.
8- The pitch of my roof is very steep. Will water pour over the Gutter Helmet® bypassing the gutters?
No. Gutter Helmet® is engineered to work with any roof despite the degree of pitch, from flat to vertical. Water will easily flow into your gutters, regardless of the pitch of your roof.
Very Strong! Gutter Helmet® has a patented horizontal-rib design, engineered specifically for strength. Gutter Helmet® is the only system available that installs over reinforced heavy gauge brackets; these brackets actually strengthen and support your gutters.
Gutter Helmet® is essentially invisible because it is designed to blend to your roof. You can choose among several colors to match that of your roof shingles.
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.
Our expert 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 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.
Lifetime materials, workmanship, and performance warranty.
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 is the last you'll ever need.