Blog Why Choose Surface Tension Gutter Guards February 19, 2017July 13, 2017Jeremy KelseyBlog Spring is approaching – along with its characteristic torrential downpours – which makes now an ideal time to invest in a gutter protection system. Without gutter guards, your gutters are susceptible to clogs, which can lead to significant, costly water damage to your home. In today’s post, the experts at Gutter Helmet® explain how our innovative gutter guards use the principle of surface tension to provide your home with a tough defense against the elements. What Is Surface Tension? The principle of surface tension is actually quite simple. To understand how it works, go to the sink and pour yourself a glass of water. Let the water run until the glass is just about to overflow, and then observe how the water on the surface bulges into a dome-like shape just before spilling over. This is surface tension in action. The dome effect is a result of the molecules at the surface of the water sticking tightly together, since they have nothing else to cling to other than the air above them. This tension produces a kind of seal, which is also what makes it possible for small objects (like a paperclip or a button) to rest on the top of the water without sinking. How Does Gutter Helmet® Use Surface Tension? Gutter Helmet rain gutter guards use technology that is designed to capitalize on the principle of surface tension. As rainwater trickles down your roof and reaches the lip of your gutter cover, the water molecules stick tightly together – just like the cup of water that was about to overflow. This allows the water to slip smoothly through the tiny gap in the gutter guard, while debris such as leaves and twigs are directed over the lip of the system and fall harmlessly to the ground. Why Surface Tension Gutter Guards are Better Not all gutter guard systems are created equal, and the technology behind surface tension gutter guards is what makes Gutter Helmet the most effective product on the market today. By flawlessly channeling debris away from your gutters through the reliable principle of surface tension, Gutter Helmet allows your gutters to do their job unimpeded – even during severe storms and torrential downpours. With Gutter Helmet, you’ll no longer have to worry about water damage to your siding, roof or lawn from clogged gutters. In addition, Gutter Helmet’s savvy design means the product needs no maintenance or cleaning, sparing you the hazard and inconvenience of having to climb up a ladder to clear debris from your gutters. Once our experienced professionals install Gutter Helmet over your existing system, you’ll never have to think about your gutters again. Gutter Helmet’s surface tension technology has passed the test of time. For more than 35 years, homeowners have enjoyed high-functioning, hassle-free gutters thanks to our innovative and reliable technology. To learn more about Gutter Helmet and how it can boost your home’s protection from the elements, call us today at (800) 824-3772.