Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer?
At Alamo Area Gutter Helmet we strive to take care of all of your home maintenance needs including:
Install, repair or clean your gutter system
Install Gutter Helmet to your new or existing gutter system
Take care of your "honey-do" list- need things done around the house...just ask!
What is Gutter Helmet?
Gutter Helmet is a patented gutter protection system designed to be installed right over your existing gutters. It keeps leaves, pine needles and other debris out of your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow freely. This revolutionary system protects your home from the harmful effects of clogged gutters, such as severe water damage and insect infestation.
Gutter Helmet guarantees that you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! You’ll never have to worry about getting on that ladder.
Why Do I Need Gutter Protection?
Gutters become useless when they are clogged with 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, 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 Does Gutter Helmet Work?
Gutter Helmet’s secret is the principle of surface tension. Hold a glass under a running faucet and you can see this principle at work: the water flows around the outside of the glass. Similarly, water clings to your Gutter Helmet as it runs down the roof, flowing freely into your gutters. Pine needles, leaves and other debris, however, fall harmlessly to the ground below. Your gutters stay open and clear, with no work on your part!
Need to see it to believe it? No problem, we can bring a demonstration right to your home! Contact us today to set up an appointment with our Certified Gutter Helmet Installer.
How is Gutter Helmet Different from Gutter Screens?
The big difference is that other gutter protection systems—like screens or grates—have vertical slots, louvers or other openings. No matter what, these openings will eventually allow leaves and debris to enter and clog your gutters.
Gutter Helmet, on the other hand, has a unique, multi-patented design with no vertical openings that can allow debris to enter your gutters. Gravity causes all leaves and debris to fall harmlessly to the ground, while surface tension causes water to flow around the exclusive cover design and back into your rain gutter system.
How Does Gutter Helmet Benefit my Home?
There are many benefits to installing Gutter Helmet. Our gutter protection system:
keeps your gutters free of clogs;
ensures that dirt, leaves, needles and debris roll right off of your roof and stay out of your gutters;
deters infestation by birds, animals and insects;
protects your home’s foundation and landscaping by directing rainwater away from your home;
protects against harmful mold, mildew and rot caused by water gathering in your gutters and seeping under your fascia and eaves; and
perhaps most importantly, keeps YOU off of that dangerous ladder!