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Gutter Covers and Simple Science

Gutter Covers and Simple ScienceEvery six months, you find yourself dragging out the ladder and cleaning out your gutters. Living in New England, there’s plenty of leaves, bark and other debris to collect in your gutters. And during the winter, snow and ice can collect and clog up the works.

You may find yourself wondering if there’s a way to at least make this tiresome chore less frequent and easier to do. And, in fact, there is.

Gutter Covers

Gutter covers are, as you may have guessed, a method for keeping everything except water out of your gutters. Solutions on the market vary widely, from mesh screens you mount over your gutters to more effective systems that help protect your roof. At Moonworks, we specialize in making your home better and your life easier, and in no way is this truer than with gutter covers. We proudly sell and are the exclusive area provider for Gutter Helmet, the best gutter protection solution on the market.

How Does Gutter Helmet Work?

Simple: It uses the properties of water, and gravity, to keep debris out and water in your gutters. Gutter Helmet is a textured metal gutter cover that uses the principle of surface tension, which is essentially water’s ability to resist a force. Think about seeing a water droplet run down the side of a soda can; the droplet doesn’t immediately fall off the can, but slides down, hangs off the bottom of the can, and drops off. That’s surface tension at work.

Gutter Helmet works on the same principle. Gutter Helmet continues the slope of your roof; the texture of the metal keeps the surface tension of the water high, while allowing the flow to carry debris right off the roof.

The water, however, doesn’t follow: Instead, due to surface tension, it stays on the cover and follows it as it curves inward, through a narrow slit towards the gutter. Then the surface tension breaks, and the water drops into your gutter, the way it was intended. A PermaLife finish keeps Gutter Helmet looking good and protected against the elements, year after year.

That means less debris on your roof, and no clogs to clean out. In the long term, that means less repairs you have to do to your home, as water is kept away from your walls, foundation and basement, and instead directed towards its proper drainage. Of course, you’ll still have leaves and twigs to rake up, but you won’t have to climb a ladder, risking injury or even death.

So, if you’re sick of mucking out clogs, if you’re tired of trying to crack ice dams fill out the form to the right, or call 1-800-975-6666 for and never clean your gutters again!