Answers to common questions

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?

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 25 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 25 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 25 years, but Gutter Helmet® remains committed to you. our current and future happy customers.

What is the best gutter guard product for Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, we experience a continental climate that includes cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. Trees are plentiful and we must deal with seeds in the spring and leaves in the fall. A comprehensive gutter protection is a must. Gutter Helmet is the most versatile gutter guard product on the market and we recommend it whole-heartedly for our Wisconsin weather. Not only does it shed unwanted debris away from your roof and gutters, it also has the capacity to contain even the harshest rainfall events.

Why are gutter guards important?

Gutters become useless when they are clogged with leaves and tree debris. They become unable to channel water properly into your drainage or rainwater collection system. The resulting buildup of water can then become a breeding ground for insects or overflow into and damage your landscaping, or seep into your roof, siding, basement and foundation.

A gutter protection system eliminates these issues by addressing the root cause: it keeps debris out of your gutters, ensuring that water only goes where it’s supposed to go.

How much does Gutter Helmet protection cost?

Installation cost depends on a few factors, including:

  • the number of stories of your home;
  • the need for special equipment to perform the installation (due to the lay of the land or other variables);
  • the condition of your roof;
  • any fascia repair and replacement;
  • the size of your gutters
  • the type of roof you have
  • the overall length of all of your gutters; and
  • the number of corners on your home.

After inspecting your home, your Gutter Protection Expert will provide a firm quote. Request a no-obligation quote today.

How long do gutter guards from Gutter Helmet last?

Gutter Helmet is engineered to last a lifetime. That’s why call it The Permanent Solution and back it up with a Triple Lifetime Warranty. Our warranty is even transferable to the next owner of your home, so you can rest assured that you’ll never have to replace the system once it has been installed.

Why should I choose Gutter Helmet over other gutter protection systems?

Easy—because you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! You avoid the stress of cleaning gunk-filled gutters yourself or of hiring someone to do it for you. No need for you or someone else to risk climbing a shaky ladder ever again.

You also avoid overflowing gutters, which can lead to rotting fascia boards and soffits as well as damage to your foundation, basement, crawl spaces and walls. Never again will rainwater destroy your landscaping by pouring off your roof.

With Gutter Helmet, you can finally stop worrying and start enjoying the peace of mind that comes from having maintenance-free gutters!

What kind of metal is Gutter Helmet made of?

Gutter Helmet is made of high-quality, durable and lightweight aluminum reinforced with horizontal stiffening ribs. The system also includes reinforced aluminum alloy brackets that hold the gutter covers in place and a high-performance Kynar paint system that guards against fading, chalking and the effects of salt water and acid rain.

What colors is Gutter Helmet available in?

Gutter Helmet® is essentially invisible because it is designed to blend into your roofline. You can choose from several colors to match your roof shingles. Colors include:

  • Charcoal
  • Brown
  • Bronze
  • Green
  • Black
  • Sand
  • Copper
  • Timber
How much rain can Gutter Helmet handle?

Gutter Helmet® can support over 22 inches of rain per hour. That’s double the amount of rainfall that has ever been recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau.

Can Gutter Helmet handle heavy snows? What about hail?

Gutter Helmet® is the best gutter guard in this situation because it has been engineered to handle the heaviest snowfalls. Thousands of installations in Wisconsin are proof of the load-bearing capability of our system. Our energy-efficient, self-regulating gutter heating system, Helmet Heat, melts snow and ice before they even get a chance to build up around your eaves.


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  • We are very pleased with the sales rep, and the work performed by Gutter Helmet. I referred my neighbor and she signed her contract yesterday.

    Sharon Childs
  • Just had them installed. No rain yet to evaluate them. Job was done in a professional manner. Sales and installation people were VERY polite.

    Lester Simmelink
  • Gutter Helmet is a great investment for our home. The work done by the professionals was outstanding. We are very pleased with the look, and the fact that we no longer have to climb up and clean the gutters anymore

    Ryan Hopf
  • It's wonderful to see all the rain water pour out of the downspout instead of dripping over the edge because the eves trough were full of debris. Also won't have to worry about getting the debris out of the eves trough which would clog already inspring. Gutter Helmet is the answer!

    Paula Deichsel
  • Gutter Helmet is a wonderful product and workmanship. Very pleased with the look and function. Thanks guys.

    Tom Armstrong
  • We are completely satisfied with our new Gutter Helmet protection system! The best Gutter Guards around.

    Bettie Coffey
  • It is too early to really tell how well they work, but I am already pleased that I didn't have to clean out all the maple seedlings from the neighbor's tree! I will know better by later this year, but don't expect any problems.

    Herman Bender