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Even the best rain gutter system needs cleaning, which is why it’s essential to invest in maintenance items that can keep it in good shape for many years. This usually takes the form of a gutter guard, which in theory can keep debris from accumulating in the gutters and prevent you from having to tackle dangerous and regular maintenance.

Gutter Helmet Uses Surface Tension

Not all gutter guards are made equal, however; some work better than others. In today’s post, we discuss Gutter Helmet®, our very own gutter guard, which uses a simple physical property of liquids called surface tension to eliminate gutter cleaning completely. Learn how it works below.

The Concept of Surface Tension

As complicated as it might sounds, surface tension is easy to understand. You can get a glimpse of how it works by going to the sink and pouring yourself a glass of water. Notice how the water creates a dome-like shape just before spilling over. That is a result of the molecules at the surface of the water trying to stick together.

How Gutter Helmet Utilizes This Principle

Gutter Helmet’s advanced use of technology makes it the smart choice for many homes. It has a nose-forward design and ribbed surface that capitalize on the principle of surface tension. Water clings and moves directly to a small slit, which is too small for scraps but big enough to admit 22 inches of rain per hour without overflowing, thanks to the durability of our aluminum brackets. This means debris falls to the ground, where you can dispose of it safely.

Other Features

In addition to Gutter Helmet’s innovative design, it comes with a PermaLife™ finish. This multi-layered coating comes in a variety of colors to match any exterior design or color. Additionally, this gutter cover has a Triple Lifetime Warranty to protect your investment.

At Gutter Helmet of Western North Carolina, we install the best rain gutter system and covers to safeguard your home from the risks of water damage. We’ll take care of this project in the most professional way to get the results you want.

Call us today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Mill Springs and other nearby locations in North Carolina.