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Finding the right gutter shield for your home is no easy task. Two of the leading gutter protection systems are fine mesh gutter guards and Gutter Helmet®. Which works better in terms of eliminating the problem of clogged gutters? This article will help you decide.

Fine Mesh Guards vs. Gutter Helmet®: Which Is Better?


Mesh gutter guards are made of sieve-like super fine mesh panels designed to filter leaves and debris out of the gutter, while allowing rainwater to flow smoothly into the system. Gutter Helmet system is made of lightweight aluminum that has a tiny slit to let rainwater in, while debris is blocked.

Fine mesh guards can work well in light rain, but they have trouble handling torrential downpours. The Gutter Helmet system, however, can withstand up to 22 inches of rain per hour, which is more than the highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in the U.S. Made of durable material, it can handle anything Mother Nature throws at it.


Mesh guards use filtration to prevent gutter clogging. The problem with this design is that it can’t cope when too much debris lands on your roof. Eventually, the mesh gutter guard can develop a clog itself, defeating the purpose of having gutter protection.

Gutter Helmet features a patented nose-forward design and is designed to capitalize on the principle of surface tension. Thanks to this innovative design, water flows smoothly into the gutters while debris is kept out, no matter how severe the conditions are outside.


Mesh gutter guards are not versatile in terms of style as you only have a few colors to choose from. Gutter Helmet, however, is available in a wide range of attractive colors and a PermaLife® finish that guarantees long-lasting beauty.

ABC Seamless Siding is proud to offer homeowners the Gutter Helmet® gutter shield system. We guarantee you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. You can call us at (866) 405-8248 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to receive a free project estimate. We serve residents in Anchorage, AK.