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Dry leaves on roof

Your gutters play a huge role in keeping your roof and home protected from water and moisture damage. However, no matter how well-designed and constructed your gutters are, they won’t perform as well as they should when they become dirty and clogged by debris and waste. Back in the day, the only way to keep gutters free from clogs was to clean them regularly. Today, however, you have gutter covers to spare you this rather tedious task.

When we say “never clean your gutters again,” we mean it. This is made possible by the simple yet proven efficient science behind the Gutter Helmet® system. In this post, we’ll share with you the basics of the technology that makes our system very effective.

How the Gutter Helmet® System Works

The science behind this proprietary gutter protection system is actually simple. In the 1960s, a group of researchers found that surface tension can be leveraged to passively draw water around the gutter cover’s edge, then towards the gutter channel. This allows different debris to fall freely to the ground instead of in the gutter, preventing clogging that can eventually lead to damage to roofing. This is made possible by Gutter Helmet’s ribbed surface and nose-forward design.

What Is Surface Tension?

According to your roof repair experts, surface tension pertains to the quality of liquids, such as water, that gives them the ability to withstand various external factors. It happens when liquid molecules bond together to keep debris afloat. Think of a leaf floating above the water.

How Does the Gutter Helmet Use Surface Tension?

The design of Gutter Helmet allows water to cling to the ribbed surface, which is due to surface tension and gravity. Once the water rounds the system’s edges, it will pass through the 3/8”-wide slot that leads to the gutter system. Then, because of the surface tension, debris like leaves will float along the water until they fall onto the ground.

If you want to learn more about how Gutter Helmet can help protect your gutters from clogs and your roof from water damage, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Call 864-303-5955 or 972.427.4418. You can also submit our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC.