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Does the Gutter Helmet really work?

Last Updated: 31st January, 2020

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Gutter guards, or gutter covers depending on who you talk to, are surprisingly effective at keeping gutters and downspouts free and clear of debris. However, some are better than others, and none of them will work unless they're properly installed.

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Then, is Gutter Helmet worth the money?

When you compare this cost to the cost of having gutter guards installed, it should become clear quickly that gutter guards are not worth it. They are expensive, ineffective, easily damaged, and don't even do what they are supposed to do.

One may also ask, are gutter guards a waste of money? The answer is No! Homeowners often wonder if installing gutter guards is actually worth the money. The traditional uncapped gutter has done the job for many decades.

Regarding this, which is better leaf guard or Gutter Helmet?

The biggest difference is that LeafGuard replaces your existing gutters, regardless of their condition, and installs its own “seamless one-piece” gutter. Meanwhile, Gutter Helmet is a hood-like cover that installs over your existing gutters, usually under the second row of shingles.

How much does Gutter Helmet cost installed?

Gutter guards and covers cost between $7.50 and $10 per lineal foot installed. Considering that the average home has about 200 feet of gutter, homeowners should expect to pay about $1,500 and $2,000 for professional gutter guard installation, though more complex gutter guard systems will be more expensive.

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Travis Riascos

Professional

Does Gutter Helmet work in heavy rain?

The answer: yes, they can! But first let's get down to the nitty-gritty. Gutter Helmet® has been tested to handle 22 inches of rainfall per hour, almost twice the heaviest rainfall ever measured by the U.S. Weather Service.

Xiuli Rakoto

Professional

Do gutter guards work in heavy rain?

Typically, the flow from lighter rainfall will be trapped by surface tension but heavier storms, like midwest thunderstorms, will cause water to flow over the gutter completely. Screen style gutter guards can perform well and are the type recommended by Consumer Reports but even they have their faults.

Aia Wreesmann

Professional

Do gutter guards cause problems?

Systems that let in debris, can't self clean of roof oils and or are made from plastics should be avoided. They cause problems that cause many gutter guard complaints that result in people removing their systems. They're exposed to real debris, real rainwater and real roof conditions.

Suihong Shruti

Explainer

Which gutter guard is best?

  • #1 LeafsOut Micro Mesh Rain Gutter Guard System – Best Gutter Guards for Pine Needles.
  • #2 GutterBrush Leaf Gutter Guard – Best Gutter Guard for Leaves.
  • #3 GutterStuff EZ Foam Gutter Filter Insert – Best Insert Gutter Guards.
  • #4 FlexxPoint Gutter Cover System – Best Gutter Covers.

Aliu GoarriƧa

Explainer

What is the best gutter guard system on the market?

Best Gutter Guards 2020
Types Comapny Rating
Best Installation Company (Professionals Choice) Leaf Filter 4.5
Micro Mesh EasyOn 4
Micro Mesh LeafsOut 4.3
Aluminum (Best Value) FlexxPoint 4.5

Assumpta Wolfarth

Explainer

What happens if you don't have gutters?

If soil erosion occurs because you don't have gutters, your garden could literally wash away. Even if erosion is minimal, puddles of water will form in your garden bed and drown your plants. Melting snow will also drip down and freeze overnight into solid sheets of ice that could kill evergreen shrubs.

Yunes Jakopi

Pundit

How expensive is leafguard?

How much does a leaf guard cost? On average, gutter guards cost $7-$10 per foot of gutters including materials and installation, or $1400-$2000 for the average-sized home.

Lavern Agundo

Pundit

When should you clean gutters?

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters? Like many other questions, the answer is, “it depends!” Many experts recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year– once in the late spring and once in the late summer/early fall. But there are a few factors that might make you reconsider.

Thami Undumiel

Pundit

Does LeafGuard gutter system work?

Leaf guards work pretty well, so long as it doesn't rain. As soon as you add rain to the equation, debris gets wet. Either the soggy debris will get sucked into the gutter by the leaf guard or it will create a spongy mess that can't dry out and blow away over the gutter.

Cassie Bornschein

Pundit

What is Gutter Helmet?

Gutter Helmet® is a patented gutter protection system that installs right over your existing gutters. It blocks leaves, pine needles and other debris out of your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow into your gutters freely. Gutter Helmet® is engineered to last a lifetime.

Marzena Hawkridge

Pundit

Should gutter guards go under shingles?

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If you believe the hype of some gutter guard companies that don't install under shingles, the answer is, conveniently, no. The fact is, gutter covers have been installed under shingles for more than 100 years. Roofs themselves often have aluminum drip edges and flashing.

Daniela Berrondo

Teacher

Why do my gutters drip?

If the gutters are clogged, it's possible that the water is overflowing the gutters and this is contributing to the leak. Water should run out the downspout and away from the house without filling the gutter. If the water fills the inside of the gutter, this means the gutters are clogged.

Giordano Glezmer

Teacher

How do you clean gutters without a ladder?

A gutter vacuum is another option for cleaning gutters from the ground. If your gutters are mostly filled with debris such as pine needles, twigs, and dry leaves, you can vacuum them out without getting on a ladder. Many times, these gutter vacuum attachments will fit well on the end of a leaf blower or Shop-Vac.

Garcilaso Anselmo

Teacher

Do gutter guards need to be cleaned?

Gutter guards are very useful for protecting your home from water damage, pests, and a plethora of other problems. But, they will need to be cleaned out, even though less debris will be getting into the gutters themselves.

Clair Radice

Teacher

Can gutter guards cause ice dams?

If the gutter guards are not strong enough to withstand this weight, they will buckle into the gutter system creating an obstacle. When this happens, an ice dam forms and causes potential damage to the home. Ice and snow can build up, but they are easier to roof rake over the reverse curve covers.

Marciala Luddeckens

Reviewer

How much does Leaffilter cost per foot?

These gutter guards are usually $5 to $15 per linear foot.

Innocent Celda

Reviewer

What is cost of Gutter Helmet per foot?

The price ranges from $200 to install inexpensive covers yourself to as much as $6,000 for high-end, professional installation. The price of the material runs from $1.20 per foot to $10 per foot.

Noaman Koppejan

Reviewer

How does Gutter Helmet work?

Gutter Helmet®'s performance relies on the principle of surface tension. Hold a water glass under your sink and you can see surface tension in action. Similarly, rain water from your roof clings to your Gutter Helmet® panels as it runs down, flowing freely and unobstructed into your rain gutters.

Beibei Becke

Reviewer

How long do gutter guards last?

five to seven years