How Does Gutter Helmet® Compare to Other Gutter Covers?

How Does Gutter Helmet® Compare to Other Gutter Covers?

September 27, 2018

When it comes to gutter protection systems, the industry has no shortage of options. There are numerous products on the market that appeal to different budgets and maintenance needs. However, no product can match the long-term performance and reliability of Gutter Helmet®.

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To determine whether Gutter Helmet is the best choice for your gutters replacement project, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY explores how it stacks up against other gutter covers:

Gutter Inserts

Two of the most popular options in this category are foam and brush inserts. The former is a highly porous foam that hangs on top of the gutters, blocking debris while allowing rainwater to go through them. Due to their design, most of the junk they collect needs to be cleaned out, which doesn’t really do much to reduce maintenance tasks for the homeowner. Another problem with foam inserts is they take forever to dry out completely, making them vulnerable to mold growth.

Brush inserts are placed in the cavity of seamless gutters. They contain bristles to trap tiny debris, while allowing the water to flow freely. Twigs and large leaves can be easily removed by hand or be blown away. The problem with them is that it’s almost impossible to completely clean them.

Gutter Screens

Micro-mesh gutter screens come with extremely tiny holes to filter out debris, which is helpful if you like to collect rainwater for reuse. However, they can’t keep all debris out, and they can’t handle large quantities of rainfall, which makes them unreliable.

Reverse Curve Covers

Gutter Helmet is a type of reverse curve cover. This innovative product takes advantage of the principle of surface tension to ensure water flows smoothly through your gutters, while debris falls safely to the ground. The only drawback of Gutter Helmet is it doesn’t lend itself to DIY installation. Much like entrusting your gutter installation to professionals, you need someone qualified to install Gutter Helmet and ensure it’s working properly.

Schedule your consultation with Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY to learn more about this gutter protection system. Call us at (866) 252-9400 now to get a FREE estimate.

Hear From Our Customers

The crew installed our gutters and completed the job in less time than anticipated. They were friendly, hardworking and cleaned up after they were done. I would recommend Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY to any home owner who needs new gutters.

We just had gutters installed on our house. It was pouring rain, cold, and we still had piles of snow in the areas that they had to work in. They showed up on time, never complained and had all gutters installed in less than three hours....in pouring rain! They were great, and we are extremely satisfied!

This is the second time I have hired Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY to install gutters on my home. They have an outstanding product! The work is done extremely well and professionally. I highly recommend them for all your home improvement needs.

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