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Gutter protection systems such as gutter screens and gutter guards provide efficient filtration and safeguard against water damage. If you choose the wrong system to install over your gutters, it could invite all sorts of problems. Here are some of them.

Debris Buildup

Fallen leaves, pine needles, and other small debris can enter through the gutter cover and build a mat of mulch as time goes by. This debris buildup can be difficult to remove, allowing seeds to take hold. Some covers that install below the roof edge can also provide a surface where debris can collect and hold moisture that can rot the fascia.


During heavy rainfall, fast-moving runoff can run past the gutter cover and rot window sills, erode foundations, or wash away foliage. Your gutter protection system should be able to effectively handle the volume of water your roof receives during harsh weather conditions with no overshoot.

Substandard Quality

Sheet metal covers can be easily damaged by a ladder or a falling tree branch, while expanded screens can collapse under excessive debris load. Gutter HelmetĀ® gutter guards are made of durable but lightweight aluminum. Their tensile strength and ribbed surfaces can withstand powerful winds and heavy snow loads.

Pest Infestation

Open and recurved gutter protection systems can invite insects, birds, rodents, and other pests that can enter your attic and wreak havoc on your home. When you work with a reputable gutter guard contractor, you can expect the installation to seal the gutter and fascia entirely so that even the smallest insect will not infiltrate your gutters.

Gutter Helmet installs industry-leading gutter protection systems. Our commitment to product innovation has made us the leading name among American gutter guard companies. Contact us today at (800) 824-3772 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.

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