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There are so many choices in gutter protection available; so how can you determine which one is right for you and your home? You certainly don’t want to invest thousands of dollars in a gutter shield, only to quickly find out that it is ineffective and you still have to clean out your gutters regularly! This series includes information that will help you understand the most popular gutter protection systems on the market and find the best solution to keep your gutters clean.*

Micromesh Fail: Clogged Mesh

Metal gutter protection products range widely in design. The micromesh category of gutter guards consists of a PVC plastic frame that supports a stainless steel micro-mesh filter. This filter covers the gutter completely. The system is supported underneath by a center I-beam and internal brackets.

A micromesh screen would seem to be a reasonable way to keep debris from entering gutters, except for one problem: the super-fine screen can quickly become clogged by pollen in addition to the usual leaves and seeds which fall on top, all of which prevents water from entering the gutter. Instead, water runs behind the gutter and shoots off the clogged screen to the ground below.

Solution: A Solid Helmet

The patented solid cover of Gutter Helmet® allows water to cling to the front of the guard and move into the gutter, while debris drops off the nose-forward design. There’s no gutter screen to clog, and no way for leaves, twigs and other gutter-clogging material to get into gutters. Because Gutter Helmet contains no plastic components, you can be confident that this is the product that will truly last for decades to come. Call (800) 824-3772 to schedule a free, in-home quote with your nearest Gutter Helmet dealer.

* The information contained herein is solely the opinion of Gutter Helmet® as based on our observations in the field of gutter installation, gutter protection and gutter maintenance.semcodot