A mandatory gutter accessory these days is a gutter filter, which may take many forms. This system is responsible for shuttling water away from the vulnerable parts of your roof. And of the many gutter filter products on the market, Gutter Helmet® is known for being one of the most effective.
How does all of this work? Learn more about the science behind this unique tool in this blog post.
There is a scientific principle behind the filter. When water molecules meet external forces, they use surface tension to stick together when necessary. For example, fill a glass to the brim with water. Before it overflows, stop and observe how the water behaves. You’ll see a dome form. This water dome is the act of the molecules clinging tightly together as a kind of seal.
How Gutter Helmet Uses This Principle
You might find that the gutter cap extends beyond the gutters’ edge. This is so that the debris will flow with the water and fall off the side. However, how does this help water drain out successfully?
When the rain trickles down the gutter guard, it doesn’t simply fall off to the side. Instead, water will move as a sheet, owing to surface tension, which allows water to “round” the edge of Gutter Helmet straight to a small slit leading to the gutters. As nothing but water enters the gutters, clogging will no longer be an issue.
How It Benefits Your Home
When you get a cap for your aluminum gutters, it takes care of several issues that can affect your gutter system. By removing the possibility of debris, it removes the risk of leaks. It also removes weight overload, which can cause gutters to sag and pull away from the eaves. With no leaks or weight overload, there is a lower probability of ice dam formation, water pooling, and insect infestation. You also get long-lasting protection; you don’t need to clean out your gutters that often.
Here at Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY, we’re ready to help you with scientifically proven systems that work. Call us today at (866) 252-9400 now to talk about your needs, and get your FREE estimate.