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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Comparing Costs: Are Rain Gutter Guards a Good Investment?

Most homeowners agree that the idea of rain gutter guards is appealing. After all, the best gutter guard products are designed to ensure you never have to spend money on a gutter cleaning company or waste your own time cleaning your gutters. The right product, installed professionally, can and will provide you with a positive […]

The Best Gutters Covers Aren’t Made of Plastic

If you’re looking for the best gutter covers, you want metal gutter shields. Plastic gutter covers are less expensive initially and easy to self-install, but you’ll find that they need to be replaced sooner than metal. As you evaluate your options for gutter covers, you should only consider those made of a high-quality, rust-resistant metal […]

3 Reasons to Have a Professional Inspect Your Gutters Before Winter

Depending on where you live, winter may have already arrived or it could be just around the corner. Ideally, you’ve already cleaned your gutters so that they’ll flow freely through the winter, but have you had them professionally inspected? Whether you have rain gutter guards or not, your gutters should be inspected at least once […]

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