The Gutter Helmet® gutter cover installs right over your existing full-size gutter. You’ll notice that the nose of Gutter Helmet® actually extends past the lip of your gutter. That’s our patented Nose Forward Design™ that prevents debris from entering your gutters. Unlike some other rain gutter covers that say they protect just as well, there are no vertical openings on Gutter Helmet® – only a 3/8-inch gap to let water in while keeping debris out. Our customers tell us that an extraordinary amount of water enters their gutters, but virtually nothing else. Gutter Helmet® is professionally installed and can be positioned over or under your shingles.
How Does the Water Get In?
Gutter Helmet® puts physics to work for you and then helps it along. It starts with the principle of surface tension, the same reason water dribbles when you try to pour it out of a glass. Hold a glass sideways under a tap and turn on the water. Notice how the water sheets around the glass, clinging to it even on the underside? Turn up the tap and water still adheres. Gutter Helmet® uses that principle and applies it to a carefully engineered design, using a precise shape and angle. We add a patented textured surface coating that makes it even more effective by causing water to sheet rather than bead up. Rainwater flows right around the nose and into your gutter system.
But How Much Can It Handle?
The hardest rain every documented in the United States is just over 11 inches per hour. That’s a lot of water! Gutter Helmet® is tested to securely handle twice the heaviest rainfall ever recorded by the U.S. Weather Service: 22 inches per hour. If it rains more than that, you’d better find that Noah fellow and ask for a ride.
To learn more about how the Gutter Helmet® system works and how it can protect you and your home, call (866) 547-7352 to arrange for a free gutter protection quote from your local dealer, without any obligation.