Gutter Protection

There is no bet­ter gut­ter cov­er sys­tem on the mar­ket. Peri­od. Gut­ter Top­per, with its patent­ed design, is the most effec­tive, effi­cient sys­tem avail­able.

Gut­ter Top­per has been inde­pen­dent­ly test­ed to: Resist winds of up to 110 mph. Han­dle down­pours of up to 22 inch­es per hour or 528 inch­es per day—that’s enough water to float Noah’s Ark.

With­stand weights of up to 1,200 lbs. per sq. ft.  Exclu­sive Val­ley Divert­er Design. So it’s tough and it’s beau­ti­ful. Gut­ter Topper’s patent­ed design gives it a smooth sil­hou­ette that enhances your roofline. And it’s avail­able in a wide range of col­ors to blend with the col­ors of your shin­gles and gut­ters. Only Gut­ter Top­per offers an effec­tive steep roof water val­ley divert­er. This unique design han­dles the increased flow of water that trav­els down a roof val­ley, spread­ing that water over a wider area so that it flows into the gut­ter instead of flow­ing over the roof.

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Patented Ice Release System

Gut­ter Topper’s patent­ed Ice Release Sys­tem keeps ice from build­ing-up in your gut­ter and pulling the gut­ter away from the house. To learn more watch this short demon­stra­tion video.

When it Pours, Gutter Topper Reigns.

Sure, oth­ers describe them­selves as gut­ter top­pers. But you want the one, the only, the “Orig­i­nal” Gut­ter Top­per. The one gut­ter guard that has been inde­pen­dent­ly test­ed and cer­ti­fied to keep your gut­ters free flow­ing and free of debris.
Gut­ter Top­per gut­ter guards are unique­ly designed with eleven crit­i­cal bends of strength to han­dle any­thing Moth­er Nature can throw at it. Whether it’s 110 mph winds, enough rain to float Noah‘s Ark or 1,200 pounds of weight per square foot, Gut­ter Top­per will pass the test with fly­ing col­ors!
How does it work? See for your­self  
When you want a gut­ter pro­tec­tion prod­uct you can depend on; a gut­ter guard that will work as adver­tised; a gut­ter cov­er sys­tem that pro­tects your home and keeps your gut­ters debris free, you want “the orig­i­nal” Gut­ter Top­per — Beau­ti­ful — Safe — Strong.
It’s no won­der, “When it Pours, Gut­ter Top­per Reigns.”

 

 

 

How it Works

Not Magic, Science.

The key to Gut­ter Topper’s amaz­ing abil­i­ty to han­dle water and repel leaves and debris is found in the sci­ence of its patent­ed gut­ter cov­er design.
Water clings to the sur­face on which it trav­els. This ‘sur­face ten­sion’ caus­es the water to cling to Gut­ter Topper’s round­ed ‘nose’. The water lit­er­al­ly fol­lows the curve of the nose and is deposit­ed in the slots at the bot­tom of the sys­tem. (Your Gut­ter Top­per retail­er will be glad to demon­strate this on a sec­tion of Gut­ter Top­per using water from the faucet in your sink. You almost have to see it to believe it. Every drop goes where it belongs. Not one drop goes astray.)
Leaves and debris, on the oth­er hand, won’t fol­low the curve. They’ll remain on Gut­ter Top­per’s flat sur­face and blow harm­less­ly to the ground once they dry out.

Patented Design

 The U.S. Patent Office grants patents so that designs can’t be copied. That’s sure­ly what would have hap­pened to Gut­ter Top­per if it weren’t for Patent Office pro­tec­tion. You see, Gut­ter Top­per has eleven crit­i­cal bends of strength, form­ing a round­ed ‘nose’ that water fol­lows into a series of spe­cial­ly designed slots. This amaz­ing gut­ter cov­er design makes Gut­ter Top­per both excep­tion­al­ly strong and excep­tion­al­ly effec­tive.

Tony Ian­nel­li, Gut­ter Topper’s founder, con­tin­ues to inno­vate and patent his designs. In all, Gut­ter Top­per is the own­er of 15 Patents/Patents Pend­ing from the U.S. Patent Office.  

The Gutter Topper Warranty

We’re so con­fi­dent of your new Gut­ter Top­per pro­tec­tion sys­tem that we back it with a Life­time Guarantee—that’s trans­fer­able to new own­ers if you decide to sell your home.

Read the Gut­ter Top­per War­ran­ty here

Gutter Topper FAQs

 What do I do if I need a new roof?

Because of the method of instal­la­tion, your gut­ter pro­tec­tion should be removed before your old roof is tak­en off and your new roof installed.  Prop­er instal­la­tion is crit­i­cal to your gut­ter protection’s per­for­mance, so it is impor­tant that the prod­uct be tak­en off and re-installed by the autho­rized retail­er that orig­i­nal­ly installed the prod­uct.  Your autho­rized retail­er will also clean the gut­ters of any left­over roof­ing mate­r­i­al before your gut­ter pro­tec­tion is re-installed.  Now there may be a ser­vice charge asso­ci­at­ed with this work, much like there would be if you need­ed a satel­lite dish removed from your roof before a new roof is installed.

Why do I get ici­cles when I nev­er had them before?
Ici­cles are not caused by your gut­ter pro­tec­tion; in fact, ici­cles are an indi­ca­tion that your gut­ter pro­tec­tion is work­ing.  Here’s what hap­pens: as you know, heat ris­es.  If you have inad­e­quate insu­la­tion in your attic and/or lit­tle or no ven­ti­la­tion in your roof, the heat from your home ris­es and heats up the attic area.  That heat then warms the roof and with the help of the sun, starts to melt the snow sit­ting on your roof.  As the water trick­les down, it comes in con­tact with the cold alu­minum of the gut­ter pro­tec­tion and re-freezes.  Even­tu­al­ly, those small trick­les of water become ici­cles.  But remem­ber, with­out gut­ter pro­tec­tion, where would that water go?  Into your gut­ter where it would re-freeze, buildup and add con­sid­er­able weight to the gut­ter, which could cause the gut­ter to pull away from the fas­cia or gut­ter board.  See next ques­tion.
 
Is there any­thing I can do to pre­vent ici­cles?
Hap­pi­ly, yes!  Con­tact your autho­rized retail­er and ask about Hott Top­per; a prod­uct specif­i­cal­ly designed to elim­i­nate snow and ice from your gut­ter pro­tec­tion.  Hott Top­per is not a thin piece of wire that zigza­gs across the top of your roof.  It is a self-reg­u­lat­ing, ful­ly insu­lat­ed, heavy duty wire, encased between your gut­ter pro­tec­tion and our cus­tom-made “Heat Shield.”
 
What is ice damming and what caus­es it?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of the roof and pre­vents melt­ing snow  (water) from drain­ing off the roof.  The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause dam­age to walls, ceil­ings, insu­la­tion and oth­er areas.  Ice damming is caused by dif­fer­ent tem­per­a­tures on dif­fer­ent areas of your roof.  Remem­ber how we talked about ici­cles above and what caus­es them?  Well the same the­o­ry applies with an ice dam.  Heat loss from the home caus­es the snow on the roof to melt and then re-freeze when it rolls down the roof and hits the cold alu­minum of the gut­ter or gut­ter pro­tec­tion.  So how do you pre­vent ice damming?  Ade­quate insu­la­tion in your home pre­vent­ing the warm, moist air from flow­ing into and heat­ing up the attic.  Also roof ven­ti­la­tion will help in main­tain­ing uni­form roof tem­per­a­tures.  You can find addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on the inter­net sim­ply by typ­ing in “ice damming.”
 
With gut­ter pro­tec­tion, it is installed and for­got­ten, right?
Not quite.  If any­one tells you there is a gut­ter pro­tec­tion prod­uct that is total­ly main­te­nance free, they are not being truth­ful with you.  Of all the gut­ter pro­tec­tion prod­ucts out there, NOT ONE is main­te­nance free.  Now, there are some that require less main­te­nance that oth­ers.  Gen­er­al­ly, the least amount of nor­mal main­te­nance is to clean off the prod­uct twice a year, espe­cial­ly if you have a hood­ed prod­uct.  These prod­ucts work on a prin­ci­ple of physics called sur­face ten­sion.  Keep­ing the front nose clean will help ensure prop­er per­for­mance.  Per­fo­rat­ed prod­ucts should be checked twice a year as well.  Your Gut­ter Top­per retail­er may offer a ser­vice plan, which would then make your gut­ter pro­tec­tion total­ly main­te­nance free, at least as far as you are con­cerned!
 
What hap­pens if a big storm caus­es hail or wind dam­age?
Unless the hail has severe­ly dam­aged your gut­ter pro­tec­tion, the prod­uct should con­tin­ue to per­form as before.  Your Gut­ter Top­per retail­er can inspect the prod­uct and let you know.  It would be rare if your gut­ter pro­tec­tion suf­fered wind dam­age.  The prod­uct was inde­pen­dent­ly test­ed and cer­ti­fied to with­stand 110 mph winds with no lift or sep­a­ra­tion from the gut­ter.  If your prod­uct needs to be replaced, make sure you use an autho­rized Gut­ter Top­per retail­er and beware of storm chasers.
 
What’s a storm chas­er?
A storm chas­er is a “fly-by-night” con­trac­tor, who will pre­tend to be an autho­rized retail­er of a prod­uct.  After he gives you an esti­mate for repair, and your insur­ance com­pa­ny has approved a set­tle­ment, he will take off your cur­rent prod­uct and replace it with an infe­ri­or one, that costs him much less.  When you dis­cov­er the prod­uct is not work­ing prop­er­ly, that con­trac­tor is no where to be found.  Make sure you use a rep­utable and autho­rized retail­er.
 
You said the prod­uct was test­ed?  Test­ed for what?
All of the prod­ucts man­u­fac­tured by Gut­ter Cov­ers Inter­na­tion­al have been inde­pen­dent­ly test­ed and cer­ti­fied.  The key words here are “inde­pen­dent­ly test­ed and cer­ti­fied.”  That means some­one else test­ed the prod­uct so there was no chance of the results being skewed in our favor.  If the prod­uct failed, the prod­uct failed, and that’s what would be report­ed.  Of course, the prod­uct didn’t fail.  In fact, it passed with fly­ing col­ors.  We told you about the wind test — 110 mph winds with no lift or move­ment.  It was also test­ed and cer­ti­fied to han­dle 22 inch­es of rain per hour.  That’s 44 feet of rain in one day — more than Hur­ri­cane Kat­ri­na dumped on New Orleans!  It was also test­ed and cer­ti­fied to with­stand 1200 pounds of weight per square foot.  That’s com­fort­ing to those of us who have to deal with snow and ice. 
 
I was told that attach­ing the gut­ter guard to my roof will void my shin­gle war­ran­ty or allow my roof to leak.  Is that true?
The gut­ter pro­tec­tion is attached with deck screws, not nails, and those screws are then cov­ered with a pro­tec­tive sealant.  It will NOT void your shin­gle war­ran­ty.  But don’t believe us — ask the shin­gle man­u­fac­tur­ers.  Two of the largest shin­gle man­u­fac­tur­ers in the Unit­ed States answer that ques­tion.
 
Where is the prod­uct man­u­fac­tured?
We’re proud to say our prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured right here in the good old U.S.A.  Our 43 thou­sand square foot man­u­fac­tur­ing plant is locat­ed just out­side of Cincin­nati, Ohio.  The prod­uct is formed with sophis­ti­cat­ed dig­i­tal­ly con­trolled roll form­ing machines and each piece is per­son­al­ly inspect­ed and approved by spe­cial­ly trained employ­ees.  In fact, they ini­tial each and every box show­ing that they stand behind the product’s integri­ty.
 
How does it work?
It’s a prin­ci­ple of physics.  When it rains the water runs down your roof and over the gut­ter pro­tec­tion.  The water then goes right around the spe­cial­ly designed nose of the prod­uct, right into your gut­ter.  Try this: take a glass of water and hold it over the sink.  Now slow­ly tilt the glass until the water starts run­ning over the side.  What’s the water do?  It runs down the side of the glass before it drops off in to the sink.  Same thing here.
 
Do you have col­ors that match my roof or gut­ter?
We have a vari­ety of col­ors that will match almost any roof or gut­ter.  In fact, you can see how the prod­uct will look on your house.  
 
What does the prod­uct war­ran­ty cov­er?
Gut­ter Top­per car­ries a life­time, lim­it­ed trans­ferrable per­for­mance war­ran­ty and a 20-year mate­ri­als war­ran­ty.  There are some terms and con­di­tions, as in any war­ran­ty. 

Will this work on any type of roof or gut­ter?
In most cas­es, Gut­ter Top­per can be installed on any type of roof or gut­ter.  The prod­uct was designed to work with all types of roof designs and gut­ter sys­tems.

 

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Mis­sion State­ment: Our objec­tive is to pro­vide our cus­tomers with the high­est qual­i­ty roof­ing, sid­ing, win­dows, gut­ters, and entry door work in the North­ern Vir­ginia & Mary­land areas by offer­ing expe­ri­ence, effi­cien­cy, high qual­i­ty prod­ucts, cus­tomized projects, and the best cus­tomer ser­vice. Our goal is 100% cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion.

Vision State­ment: Our vision is to be the best roof­ing, sid­ing, win­dows, gut­ters, and entry door replace­ment com­pa­ny in the North­ern Vir­ginia and Mary­land area. Our vision is cen­tered on the cus­tomers’ needs and vision of their home.

Core Val­ues: Our moti­va­tion in each project is direct­ed from our core val­ues. Each core val­ue is cen­tered on the cus­tomer and includes: old time val­ues, con­cern for the cus­tomer, offer­ing the cus­tomer the best prod­ucts, and giv­ing the cus­tomer the best price for the high qual­i­ty prod­ucts.

 

 

 

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