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Gutter Helmet

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What is Gutter Helmet?

Gutter Helmet is a patented gutter protection system that we install over your gutters. It keeps leaves and other debris out of your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow in freely. This revolutionary product protects your home from the destructive and damaging effects of clogged gutters, and the resulting build up of rainwater.

Gutter Helmet ensures that you'll never have to clean your gutters again. And, it protects you by keeping you off that dangerous ladder.

Gutter Helmet is the best gutter protection system on the market and is engineered to last a lifetime. In fact, we back it up with a lifetime warranty.

Gutter Helmet has been installed on more homes than all other gutter protection systems...combined!

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How does Gutter Helmet work?

Gutters become clogged when leaves and debris fall onto the roof and are in turn pushed into the gutters by rainwater. Clogged gutters can rot and damage your home, lawn, basement and landscaping.

Gutter Helmet's secret is the principle of surface tension. You can see surface tension at work when you hold a glass under a running faucet; the water flows around the outside of the glass.

In the same manner, water running off of your roof clings to your Gutter Helmet, and then flows smoothly into your gutters. Leaves, pine needles, and other debris, however, fall to the ground below. Your gutters stay clear, and you keep your feet on the ground.

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What are the benefits of Gutter Helmet?

The benefits of installing Gutter Helmet are many:

  • Keeps your gutters from clogging overflowing;
  • Ensures that leaves, needles, dirt, and debris stay out of your gutters;
  • Prevents animals, birds and insects from nesting in your gutters;
  • Directs rainwater away from your home's foundation and landscaping;
  • Keeps water from pooling in your gutters and seeping under your fascia and eaves. This protects against harmful mould, mildew and rot;
  • And perhaps most importantly, Gutter Helmet keeps you off of that dangerous ladder!

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How will Gutter Helmet look on my home?

Gutter Helmet's ribbed construction and surface texture allows it to blend with—and visually recede into—your roofline (see below).

Gutter Helmet Installed on a Home    Closeup of a Gutter Helmet Installation

We also offer it in many different colors that allow it to blend in with the architectural style of your home.

Gutter Helmet already protects thousands of homes (and homeowners) across the country. Gutter Helmet not only protects those homes, but enhances their natural beauty.

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How much does Gutter Helmet cost?

The installation cost depends on a number of factors. They include:

  • 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.

Upon inspecting your home, your Gutter Helmet technician will provide a firm quote. Request a no-obligation quote today by calling 1-877-495-3954.

All installations include an inspection and tune-up of your existing gutters - cleaning, sealing, re-pitching and adding hangers as needed.

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Why do I need Gutter Helmet?

With Gutter Helmet, you'll never have to clean your gutters again! You avoid the hassle of cleaning overflowing 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 that can lead to rotting fascia boards and soffit on your home, and damage to your walls, foundation, basement and crawl spaces. Never again will rainwater flowing off your roof harm your landscaping, lawn or shrubbery.

So, stop worrying about your gutters, and start enjoying the peace of mind that a maintenance-free Gutter Helmet system provides.

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Will Gutter Helmet affect my roof warranty?

No. Our installation procedures and methods have been evaluated and approved by the major roofing manufacturers.

Gutter Helmet is expertly and professionally installed using the industry's highest quality poly-butyl sealant and Dacromet®-coated fasteners.Your roof and your roof warranty are safe with us.

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How does Gutter Helmet compare to screens and other gutter products being sold?

Screens and other gutter products have vertical slots, louvers or other openings. These 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 settle or to enter. 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.

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My roof has a very steep pitch. Will water shoot over the Gutter Helmet and bypass my gutters?

Gutter Helmet is engineered to work on roofs with any degree of pitch, from flat to vertical. Water will reliably flow into your gutters, regardless of the pitch of your roof.

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How strong is Gutter Helmet?

Gutter Helmet's patented horizontal-rib design is 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.

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What colors are available?

Gutter Helmet StylesGutter Helmet is designed to blend into the architectural style of your home. You'll choose your color to match that of your roof shingles as closely as possible. This ensures that an installed system is essentially invisible.

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How much rain can Gutter Helmet handle?

Gutter Helmet can handle up to 22 inches of rain per hour. That's twice as much rain as has ever been recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Will Gutter Helmet stand up to heavy snows?

Gutter Helmet is precision-engineered to stand up to the heaviest snowfalls. Thousands of installations in such snowy states as Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are a testament to the load-bearing strength of our product.

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What about frozen gutters and ice dams?

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.

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How is Gutter Helmet installed?

Our trained installers first clean, seal, check and adjust the alignment of your gutter system, as needed. Your Gutter Helmet is then custom-fit 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 specific construction of your roof. Upon completion and final inspection, your home and your property are restored to their original condition. In most cases, we can complete your installation in just one day.

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What is the warranty for Gutter Helmet?

We warranty Gutter Helmet for life.

What's more, every Gutter Helmet installation is backed by Gibraltar Industries, a multi-billion dollar company serving the building industry.

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Who can I contact for other questions?

Contact us today by calling 1-877-495-3954.

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Do I have to clean out my gutters before your installers arrive?

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.

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