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Gutter Helmet Celebrates Three Decades of Providing Gutter Protection

By November 5, 2013October 16th, 2023No Comments

Gutter Helmet, America’s leading choice in gutter protection, has come a long way since our brand was formally introduced over 30 years ago. We are proud to look back on the last three decades, during which we earned seven design patents and numerous recognitions from various organizations in the building industry.

Our success would not have been possible without the support of loyal clients, like you. This is why we strive to continuously improve our products and services to keep you coming back for more. We are more than honored to have you be a part of our company’s continued growth.

Our story dates back to the 1960s, when MIT graduate Bob Demartini started working on his vision of developing a meshless gutter cover that can filter rainwater away from roofs while keeping debris and animal waste out of the gutter. After his retirement in 1979 from Huyck Corporation, Demartini focused on the development of the Gutter Protection System and was soon rewarded with three U.S. patents for his invention.

In the early 1980s, he started manufacturing and marketing his products in North Carolina. The increasing sales volume caught the attention of the national building material supplier Masco Corporation, which bought the company’s assets and the exclusive rights to Demartini’s patent. Masco Corporation formally launched Gutter Helmet in 1981 and acquired patent rights to the company in 1989. The company, however, was sold again to Hart & Cooley in 2001. On September 16, 2005, Gutter Helmet was acquired by Southeastern Metals Manufacturing Co. (SEMCO), a division of Gibraltar Industries.

Since our acquisition by SEMCO, we have provided gutter protection to thousands of homes in the country and have made 80,000,000+ feet of installed sales. Still, there is no stopping our growth. As a recognized pioneer and leader in the industry, we continue to innovate and refine products to provide better services for homeowners in different countries.

Our products are now engineered with high-quality durable aluminum and reinforced with Horizontal Stiffening Ribs to achieve a unique textured surface. They are also finished with PermaLife coating to resist chalking, cracking, and peeling. Moreover, they come in a variety of colors to match different roofs and home architecture. They also come with a triple lifetime warranty, which guarantees longstanding protection for your most precious investment: your home.

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