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With a reliable gutter protection system, you won’t have to worry about clogged gutters. Your rain gutters will remain in good shape even when exposed to the elements. Plus, they provide lasting water damage protection to your home.

4 Types of Gutter Guards and Their Features

Many homeowners, however, find it difficult to choose the perfect gutter guard system. To help you make the right decision, Carolina Gutter Helmet® shares a list of the top gutter protection systems on the market.


This is a common type of gutter cover popular for residential properties. A gutter mesh is affordable, but it isn’t as durable as other gutter guards. Similar to gutter screens, they filter debris. Their design, however, can’t usually block finer or smaller debris. Over time, these small objects can accumulate in your gutters and wreak havoc, making maintenance (even replacement) necessary.


Gutter screens are perhaps the most common type of gutter cover, but that doesn’t mean they are the best gutter covers. They are prone to clogging, which defeats their very purpose.


Similar to gutter mesh and screens, gutter foams trap all sizes of debris while allowing rainwater to pass through. Compared to the screens, foams are more effective for a time, but large debris has a tendency to collect at its top and cause rotting. This type of gutter guard is also not completely maintenance-free since you need to pick up the accumulated leaves and twigs.

Gutter Helmet®

Last but not the least, homeowners may choose to invest in Gutter Helmet. It’s a surface tension gutter cover that can help eliminate regular gutter cleaning. It has a revolutionary nose-forward design and PermaLife™ finish that make it one of the best gutter covers, if not the best.

Turn to Carolina Helmet for your gutter guard installation needs. Our team will help you choose the right gutter protection system that suits your home. Call us today at (866) 882-8292, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Greer, SC.