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How a Nose-Forward Gutter Guard Works

By March 17, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

Leaves and other debris can accumulate in your gutters and cause a clog. This will inhibit your gutters from draining water away from your home, resulting in significant water damage to your house and landscape, as well as putting your interior at risk of mold and mildew growth. So how do you prevent this? You could clean your gutters regularly on your own—but doing so is not only time-consuming, it’s also dangerous. That’s why more and more homeowners are investing in gutter guards.

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Gutter Helmet® is America’s leading choice of gutter protection thanks to the innovative science behind its construction. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at Gutter Helmet’s nose-forward design and explain how this brilliant technology works to keep your gutters free of debris and your home safe from water damage.

Gutter Helmet®’s Nose-Forward Design

Gutter Helmet’s patented nose-forward design is a groundbreaking innovation that makes it almost impossible for debris to enter your gutters. With this construction, the cover of the gutter guard is “nose forward,” meaning it extends beyond the edge of your gutters. Gutter Helmet features a tiny 3/8” slit that allows water—guided by the principle of surface tension—to flow through into your gutters, while keeping debris out. The debris is then channeled safely down the nose-forward ledge of the gutter leaf guard until it falls over the edge to the ground.

The reason Gutter Helmet’s nose-forward design is superior to the design of other brands of gutter guards is simple: it is backed by hard science. Other gutter guards rely on screens or mesh to keep leaves and pine needles out—technology that will keep some debris out of the gutters, but not all. With these systems, some debris will inevitably make it through the openings and into your gutter, leaving your gutter vulnerable to clogs. Gutter Helmet, on the other hand, offers total protection against clogs.

Other Advantages of Gutter Helmet®

Gutter Helmet’s nose-forward design is just one aspect of the product’s construction that makes it such an ironclad protection system. Here are some other features of Gutter Helmet that guarantee it will effectively protect your gutters from clogs and other types of damage.

  1. Ribbed, Textured Surface: We designed Gutter Helmet to include a ribbed, textured surface so we could take advantage of the principle of surface tension. This helps direct water safely into your gutters, while filtering debris away.
  2. PermaLife™ Finish: Gutter Helmet’s PermaLife finish protects the product from chalking and fading. This will ensure that your gutter guards retain their crisp, clean appearance for many years, boosting your home’s curb appeal.
  3. Heavy-Duty Mounting Brackets: Gutter Helmet is mounted to your system with our highly durable, heavy-duty brackets to ensure lasting stability, even in extreme weather.

Contact Us

If you’re looking for a product that will keep your gutters 100% free of clogs without you ever having to lift a finger, Gutter Helmet is the answer. Contact us today at (800) 824-3772 to schedule your initial consultation.