With various types of gutter protection systems available today, choosing the right one for your needs can be challenging. At Seamless Exterior, we recommend Gutter Helmet®. It utilizes the principle of surface tension along with gravity to achieve impeccable performance. Here’s how it works:
A simple way to see how surface tension works is to head to the sink and fill a glass with water. Let the water run until it’s about to overflow, and then check how it forms a dome before it spills over.
This effect is caused by the molecules on the surface clinging together as they have nothing else to which to adhere. When water is about to overflow, it sticks to the surface of the glass. This also prevents small and light objects, like a button or paperclip, from sinking.
Application of Surface Tension
Gutter Helmet features a ribbed surface and nose-forward design to boost surface tension. This way, water will cling to it as it flows into the system’s narrow opening. Meanwhile, leaves, twigs, dirt and other debris will simply glide to the edge and fall harmlessly to the ground. With these key qualities, your gutters will stay clog-free and in good shape for a long time.
More of Gutter Helmet®’s Features
Apart from surface tension, Gutter Helmet also boasts excellent tensile strength. It utilizes reinforced aluminum alloy brackets to resist strong downpours, heavy winds and other harsh conditions. As a matter of fact, it can handle up to 22 inches of rainfall per hour, so you can rest easy knowing that your home will stay safe and dry during strong rains or heavy snow.
Furthermore, it features a PermaLife™ finish to withstand fading, chalking and corrosion. This gives your home many years of protection and beauty with no work on your part.
Look no further than Seamless Exterior for your gutter protection needs. To learn more about the features and benefits of Gutter Helmet, call us at (319) 234-3600 ,and one of our representatives will be ready to assist you. You can also ask for a free estimate. We serve Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Marshalltown and nearby areas in Iowa.