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®.
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:
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.
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.