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On our blog, you'll find expert advice on gutter protection, gutter maintenance, home and lawn care, and more! You can trust Gutter Helmet® to provide superior protection for your home and family.



Should You Clean Your Roof or Not?

At Gutter Helmet, we frequently remind homeowners of the importance of keeping gutters clean and clear. This is essential to the long-term protection of a home against water damage. When gutters are cleaned regularly (at least twice a year), this simple maintenance step prevents debris from building up inside and causing clogs, which lead to so […]

Use Rain Gutter Guards to Avoid the Dangers of a Flooded Basement

Just like a car, your home is a complex system with many components that work in tandem to perform certain tasks. If any of the components are broken or neglected, your home won’t be able to adequately perform its main job – protecting you and your family from the elements. Take the gutters, for example. […]

Improve the Value of Your Home With Gutter Leaf Guards

When it comes to home maintenance, certain steps must be taken to ensure every component is functioning properly. Gutters are small but critical components that have a dramatic effect on the long-term viability and value of your home. Regarding gutter maintenance, there are numerous gutter materials, styles and solutions to choose from, including home gutter […]

7 Rain Gutter System Problems to Watch Out For

Of the tens of thousands of gutter systems that Gutter Helmet® installers install and care for each year, a certain number sustain damage or suffer defects caused by improper installation or inadequate maintenance. This is a problem, because the longevity and long-term integrity of a home is dependent on the effectiveness of its rain gutter […]

Beyond Cleaning: Is It Time to Replace Your Gutters?

Beyond Cleaning: Is It Time to Replace Your Gutters?

When performing routine gutter cleaning – which is best done in the fall – it’s important to also take an up-close-and-personal look at your gutters and take stock of their condition. Although gutters are an unimportant afterthought to many homeowners, they play an essential role in protecting your house from devastating water damage. This is […]

What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

During the frigid months of winter, many homes see the development of ice dams on their roofs. This phenomenon occurs when snowmelt freezes as it reaches the eaves, which are generally colder than the rest of the roof, resulting in a solid mass of heavy ice combined with whatever debris was carried down the roof. 

Why We Recommend Seamless Gutters

Why We Recommend Seamless Gutters

As experts in gutter guard installation, our team here at Gutter Helmet loves sharing our knowledge with our valued customers around the country. We’ve been in the gutter cover business for almost 40 years, and it should come as no surprise that we know a high-quality rain gutter system when we see it! 

6 Myths Other Gutter Guard Companies Want You to Believe

6 Myths Other Gutter Guard Companies Want You to Believe

Many gutter guard companies claim that they sell the best gutter protection, yet there are unique benefits that set Gutter Helmet® apart from the competition. In addition, few can share so many great gutter guard reviews! Here are several myths that we hear from potential customers about the competition that just don’t add up.

5 Home Issues That Should Be Addressed Immediately

5 Home Issues That Should Be Addressed Immediately

Most homeowners know that owning a home comes with a certain amount of regular maintenance. However, unless you’re a jack of all trades, you’re likely going to have to pay a professional for some of the work. While you may be able to put off some repair and maintenance needs, there are others that should […]

Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

Most people know that their downspouts are part of their gutter system and move rainwater channeled from the gutters away from the home. However, this doesn’t always happen. Improperly sloped gutters, clogged gutters and leaks mean water may not get to the downspout. If you want your gutters to function at their best, you need […]

The Best Gutter Covers Are Worth the Investment

The Best Gutter Covers Are Worth the Investment

If you’re like many homeowners, you may be wondering if gutter covers are worth the investment. And, like most products, the answer depends on whether you choose the best gutter covers or a cheap product you can install yourself. To help you decide if this is an investment that makes sense for you, let’s take […]

6 Steps to Installing a Strong Gutter System

6 Steps to Installing a Strong Gutter System

Your gutter system protects your home in multiple ways. From funneling rainwater away from your foundation to preventing soil erosion around your home, you want to make sure you have one that’s properly installed so it can stand up to rain and snow. Here are some tips from some expert gutter guard installers who are […]

A Heated Gutter Guard Protects Your Home in Winter

A Heated Gutter Guard Protects Your Home in Winter

Winter is here and we’re already seeing significant snowfall. With that snowfall often comes the formation of ice dams on a roof. Although the ice dams also create beautiful icicles, they’re not good for your home. In fact, significant ice dam build-up can cause your gutters to sag, bend or pull away from your home. […]

Why Gutter Cover Brackets Matter

Why Gutter Cover Brackets Matter

Gutter covers aren’t a new invention. Since the 1980s, many products including gutter inserts, plastic and metal screens, and metal gutter shields have come and gone because they haven’t provided a proven solution. Most often the problem lies in the design of the product, especially in how the gutter cover is affixed to the gutter […]

Why Your Gutter Guard Installer Should Be Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Why Your Gutter Guard Installer Should Be Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Gutter cover installers provide a service just like an HVAC company, roofer and other service technicians. You wouldn’t allow a non-licensed HVAC repairperson or an uninsured roofer to work on your home – so why even consider a gutter guard installer that isn’t licensed, bonded and insured? Yes, you may pay a bit more for […]

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