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Why Use Surface Tension in Gutter Guards

By October 20, 2017October 18th, 2023No Comments

Many rain gutter guards are available but few use the principle of surface tension. Gutter Helmet®, the country’s number one gutter protection system, employs this to full effect, earning great results. Here’s what you need to know about this physical concept and why it’s such an important aspect of gutter protection.

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Surface Tension Explained

Surface tension is simple. When water hits a surface, it follows the natural trajectory of that surface. This is how water striders walk on water or how water forms droplets on a flat plane. It is also how gutter protection systems, like Gutter Helmet, ensures that water flows from your roof right into the gutters while keeping debris away. It’s a simple but effective solution to an otherwise complicated problem.

Its Importance in Gutter Protection

A lot of gutter protection products rely on filtration to keep gutters flowing. The problem with that, however, is filters are also prone to clogging up. When they do, it defeats the very purpose of gutter protection as not even water can pass through them.

This isn’t the case with Gutter Helmet. It simply lets physics take control, directing water where it’s supposed to go. Meanwhile, its exclusive nose-forward design keeps out leaves, twigs, pine needles, and other such debris out of your gutters. And since it only has a small slit for water to pass through, you won’t have to deal with animals and pests trying to enter your gutters and turn them into a breeding ground.

More of Gutter Helmet’s Features

Unlike other gutter covers, Gutter Helmet contributes to your home’s curb appeal. It comes with a PermaLife™ finish to lend an elegant look that won’t fade, peel, and corrode. In addition, it has a sturdy construction to stand up against heavy downpours, high winds, and other harmful elements. We back it with a lifetime warranty for your peace of mind.

Gutter Helmet of Western North Carolina is your source of premium quality rain gutter guards. Give us a call today at (828) 237-3001 for a free estimate. We serve Mill Springs and surrounding communities in North Carolina.