FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Does Gutter Helmet Work? Why is Gutter Helmet the first, the best, the #1 gutter protection system? Why do I need Gutter Helmet? Will Gutter Helmet affect my roof warranty? Just how much rain can a Gutter Helmet® system handle? How will Gutter Helmet affect the look of my home? What colors are available? Will Gutter Helmet work in heavy snows?
How does Gutter Helmet® work?
Gutters become clogged when leaves and debris fall onto your roof and accumulate in the gutters. When it rains, debris in your gutters causes your downspouts to clog and your gutters to overflow. This causes rot and damage to your home, lawn, basement and landscaping.
Gutter Helmet® patented nose-forward design prevents leaves and debris from entering your gutter system. Your Gutter Helmet® system channels rainwater around the nose-forward panel and through a precise 3/8" horizontal slit. In turn, the principles of gravity and surface tension combine to allow rainwater to flow into your gutters and leaves and debris to fall harmlessly to the ground below.
Don't all gutter protections systems offer similar products and features? Why do you say that Gutter Helmet® is "the best"?
Brackets: Every home is unique, and Gutter Helmet® installers with the option of several special-purpose reinforced heavy gauge installation brackets, each engineered with a custom installation and special purpose in mind; to strengthen and support your gutters, even in the heaviest of snowfalls (K-style or Universal Tri-Beams support brackets) and prevent entry to birds and animals (anchor-lock support brackets); to withstand the heaviest rainfall ever recorded (all brackets); to hook invisibly into your gutter with NO screws into the gutter. and NO screws into the roof (K-style tribeam supports). Gutter Helmet® professional installers are also trained in fascia-mounted systems that do not touch the roof at all; ideal for expensive slate, shake and metal roofing. The 'other guys' usually have a single bracket design or installation method that encourages a "one-size-fits-all" approach to every home.even yours!
Panels: Gutter Helmet®'s patented metal texturing process and horizontal-rib design is precisely engineered to provide maximum strength, maximum performance and minimum weight and stress onto the gutters of your home (especially when used with our patented brackets) over similar non-textured, non ribbed products. And, Gutter Helmet® is specially Kynar® coated to not only resist scratching, cracking and peeling, but to also neutralize the harmful effects of UV light and acid rain without perceptible fade for 20 years! Products coated with enamels, polyesters or just cannot stand up to the Gutter Helmet® PermaLife coating with special stain inhibitors.
The industry leader: Gutter Helmet® pioneered the professional gutter protection market over 30 years ago and is the industry leader, installing more quality systems over existing gutters than every other competitor. and have for every year for the last 30 years (with sales of over 10 million feet of Gutter Helmet® in 2004 alone!). Many products and companies have come and gone over the last 30 years, but Gutter Helmet® remains committed to you. our current and future happy customers.
Why do I need Gutter Helmet®?
You avoid the muck and hassle of cleaning gutters yourself. You avoid the dangers of climbing a shaky ladder. You avoid the liability of having someone else clean your gutters. You help prevent clogged and overflowing gutters that can lead to rot and damage of landscaping, lawn, shrubbery, walls, fascia boards and soffit, foundation, basement, crawl spaces and existing gutter system. Stop worrying about your gutters and start enjoying the peace of mind that a Gutter Helmet® system provides. With Gutter Helmet®, you'll Never Clean Your Gutters Again!®
Will Gutter Helmet® affect my roof warranty?
No. Gutter Helmet® is expertly and professionally installed using the industry's highest quality poly-butyl sealant and Dacromet®-coated fasteners. Gutter Helmet® provides our installers with a choice of installation methods, some that do not touch the roof at all! Finally, our installation procedures and methods have been evaluated and approved by major roofing manufacturers.
My roof is very steep. Just how much rain can a Gutter Helmet® system handle?
The angle of a roof is called pitch. Gutter Helmet® has engineered a variety of installation techniques to work on any pitch roof, from flat to almost vertical. Rest assured that rainwater will flow into your Gutter Helmet®-protected gutters, regardless of the pitch. Many products on the market promise their systems will handle 22", 24", or even 30" of rain per hour; but what does that mean? Actually, almost any product can handle large amounts of rain if it is installed on a relatively flat roof with a very short roof run. For example, Gutter Helmet® could claim to handle 109" per year. a very true. but very misleading statement (very low pitch with a 5 foot roof run). The fact is that it has never rained more than 12" in a single hour in the US. Check the chart below. It gives you the facts about Gutter Helmet®'s water handling capability in a variety of roof pitches and roof runs. Then ask 'the other guys' just what they mean when they make their claims.
How will Gutter Helmet® affect the look of my home? What colors are available?
Gutter Helmet® is designed to blend into the natural architectural style of your home. Eight colors plus solid copper are available to match your roof shingle so that an installed system becomes an almost invisible year-round protection from the damage caused by overflowing gutters.
Will Gutter Helmet® work in heavy snows?
Gutter Helmet® is precision-engineered to work well in heavy snowfalls. Gutter Helmet®has been proven on thousands of homes in the heavy snow-load regions of Canada, New York, Minnesota and New England states.
Gutter Helmet of Long Island, Corp.
1951 Ocean Avenue - Unit 9, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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