A Review of Gutter Helmet Gutter Guard (2022)

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Gutter Helmet is a brand of aluminum gutter guards that drain water into your gutters through the principle of surface tension. The company is owned by the Southeastern Metals Company (SEMCO), which in turn is owned by Gibraltar Industries. The company does business through a dealer network across the US and Canada.

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How is Gutter Helmet rated?

Breakdown

4.8/5

Specifications

4.8/5

Additional Services

4.8/5

Pricing and Warranty

4.9/5

Reputation

Overall Rating: 4.8 / 5 (Excellent)

Gutter Helmet enjoys an excellent reputation and has an extensive network of highly-qualified dealers. Their aluminum guards fit securely over your gutters and remain durable in tough weather. Their patented reverse-curve surface tension design allows rainwater to flow freely into your gutters, while stopping leaves, seeds, pine needles, and other debris from entering, but it doesn't entirely prevent them from washing into the gutters in some heavy rain conditions.

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Specifications

Guard Types & Details

Guard Types

Reverse Curve (surface tension)

Attachment Methods

Under Shingle

Materials

Aluminum

Colors

Black

Silver

Brown

Green

Grey

Copper

Specifications - 4.8 / 5

Gutter Helmet's gutter guard is a long piece of heavy-gauge, pre-formed aluminum that covers existing gutters and curves downward. When rain falls, it clings to the cover and rolls down the curved surface into a 3/8” slit. Through the principle of surface tension, water drips into the gutter itself while restricting foreign debris. The company also offers a heated add-on option, named Helmet Heat, with the purpose of melting ice and snow during winter.

Services & Features

Key Facts

Installation Options

Professionally Installed

Services Offered

Gutter Cleaning

Gutter Repair

Gutter Alignment

Gutter Reinstallation

Additional Services - 4.8 / 5

Gutter Helmet dealers provide gutter fabrication, installation and repair, in addition to gutter guard installation.This is important, since it may not be possible to install a Gutter Helmet system on damaged, decaying, or improperly installed gutters. Most dealers include cleaning and alignment services free of charge with a new system, which minimizes the risk of performing such tasks yourself, or having to hire somebody to do them.

Gutter Helmet Pricing

Pricing Details

Free Installation

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Financing Available

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Warranty

Length of Warranty

Lifetime

Transferable Warranty

Yes

Pricing and Warranty - 4.8 / 5

Like all gutter guard companies with a professional installer network, Gutter Helmet does not publish its prices. Each installation is dependent on a number of factors unique to each home, including geographical location, the proximity of certain foliage, and the scale of the job.

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Reputation & Reviews

Company Details

Type of Company

Vendor/ Service Provider

Manufactures Own Product?

Yes

Year Founded

1981

Customer Reviews

Trust Pilot Rating

3.8 out of 5

BBB Rating

A+

Number of BBB Positive Reviews

2

Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
Date Collected

2021-03-09

Reputation - 4.9 / 5

Gutter Helmet has a strong and consistent reputation. It's a BBB-accredited company with an A+ rating, and a great 3.8 (out of 5) rating with TrustPilot. The company has been in business for over thirty-five years. Many homeowners have noted in their reviews that they re-install Gutter Helmet on their next homes, suggesting a healthy degree of consumer confidence in its products.

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8/31/2022

Ice and snow got in underneath the helmet and peeled it back. There is no longer anyone in the Toronto (Canada)area who installs or repairs Gutter Helmet so the lifetime warranty is useless. Stay away !!


braia475

7/22/2022

Very poor customer service. Disrespectful of a customers time. Never showed up for an morning appointment to check and clean out a potential clog.. Called customer service for any updates and I kept hearing we can't reach our field techs, they are not responding to our texts. Finally around 2 pm I get an update. My appointment had been cancelled, due to a tech that was supposedly out at my house a month ago saying I had a broken pipe First off, A tech did not come out a month ago and I never had a broken pipe! Instead of calling me and asking if this was true and had it been fixed they just decided to cancel my appointment. Spoke to manager Jim and it turned out the tech had... Read More


kenmar1700

5/17/2022

The product is good keeping out large debris. BUT.... After having had the gutter helmet on our second story house for 3 years, we have discovered that it is not fowl proof. Birds have nested in-between the slits and have caused blockage. We have three different bird nests in the gutters. It is sad that we didn't know this was even a possibility. We were so disappointed that after spending all this money on what we thought was a permanent solution to cleaning out the gutters, and now we still need to clean them out. This was not a wise investment for us. Just wanted others to be ware that this is a possibility.


elijaa1993

12/10/2021

Worst gutter guards ever made Debris animals and insects like to nest in very over priced and causes damages to your roof steer clear of anyone selling these guards they are trying to rip you off


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Karen S

8/4/2021

Have had gutters and helmet system, which was installed by Gutter Helmet 4 years ago. Started having problems 1st rain after installation. Water flowed over helmet onto ground in several areas on both sides of our shop. Gutter Helmet sent someone out a couple of times to adjust and fix areas installed incorrectly. Since adjustments and fixes did not work, they set up a regular 6 months maintenance, which works out to be every 7 to 8 months since they call to reschedule at least 3-4 times before scheduled maintenance date. We had underground pipes installed onto gutter down flows. Since trees around shop are only evergreens with needles, needles are constantly filling up gutters and... Read More


David B

6/16/2021

Great work and they were on time and explained everything that would take place. Kevin and Gene were polite and the gutter looks great. I would highly recommend them.


Judy W

5/18/2021

I had Gutter Helmet installed about 11 months ago in June 2020. Water is over flowing in some areas from gutter. I was told when service man came to my home that a small branch can ding the curved flow edge and then water will not flow over into gutter. Water will then drip to ground level. Depending how heavy its raining the dripping can be heavy as well. Service man also said that spring pollen sticking to gutter curved flow edge will disrupt water flowing into gutter. That washing or pressure washing gutter needs to be performed. So much for getting away wit cleaning gutters.


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Brian D

2/15/2021

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I've now been in a house that has Gutter helmet for 4 years. They have been nothing but trouble. If ANY dirt builds up on the curved surface, water drips over the gutter. I need to brush clean off the surface at least once a month in spring, summer, and fall. Winter is the worst. I have stalactite type icicles hanging off the gutters and frozen pools of ice all around the house. Once the water freezes on the curved surface, the gutter is rendered useless. I spent a lot of money getting the warranty back in force, but now regret it. I would never and will never install these gutters on a house in the northeast.


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ken

12/16/2020

My 90 year old mother mistakenly signed up for this installation. 7 days later she called to cancel and was advised she had to forfeit her down payment. So with out any work being completed, only sales person Marshall Cranmer selling her this unneeded gutter protection, she is out $500.00 Be aware of this company that obviously rips little old ladies off!


bobberglund2011

10/14/2020

After years of cleaning my own gutters on our 2-story house, we had Gutter Helmet installed about 15 years ago. Have had zero problems or clogs since. When we had to have our roof replaced, Gutter Helmet came out and uninstalled them the day before and reinstalled them the day after (at an extra cost that was clearly stated when we hired the service). Couldn't be happier with Gutter Helmet.


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Does gutter Helmet really work? ›

The short answer is yes, gutter guards work. While they can't guarantee that you'll never have clogged gutters again, they can significantly reduce the number of times you need to clean your gutters and lower the risk of damage to your home and property due to clogged gutters and sitting water.

What is better gutter guard or gutter Helmet? ›

Others think all types of gutter covers are the same, except for the brand name. When you really compare gutter guard systems, you'll find that Gutter Helmet® is a better option than gutter screens. It's not just about the superior Gutter Helmet warranty, it's about design and function.

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Homeowners in certain parts of the country that are subject to heavy rainfall often ask us if rain gutter covers from Gutter Helmet® can stand up to really heavy rains. The answer is yes, they can!

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