The Different Types of Gutter Protection Systems

The Different Types of Gutter Protection Systems

January 26, 2018

If you’re in the market for gutter protection, you’re probably surprised at the sheer number of products available. Each type is built with different materials and a unique design to shield your gutters from debris. However, not all of them deliver an adequate level of performance.

Types of Gutter Protection Systems

As your trusted one-stop shop for aluminum gutters and gutter guards, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, formerly Huff ‘N Puff, is here to help you choose the right system for your needs. Read on as we discuss the different gutter protection products to help you narrow down your options.


“Bottle brush” guards are made of durable bristles. They are placed in the gutters to keep leaves, twigs and other debris out of the system. The problem is leaves can get stuck on the projecting bristles. This can prevent water from draining properly, rendering the gutter brush useless.


Installed on top of your gutters, a perforated metal gutter filter consists of tiny holes. While this type of gutter guard is great for blocking leaves, it isn’t always able to block seeds, pods and needles. When small debris gets trapped in the perforation, water can to spill over the sides. Mesh screens were developed to address the drawbacks of perforated gutter filters, but many homeowners are not satisfied with screens either as they are not good at handling heavy downpours.


Similar to brushes, foam gutter guards are inserted directly into the gutters. They are made of porous polyurethane to allow water to flow freely into the system. However, they tend to become brittle after a year or two. They also can’t filter shingle granules efficiently.


When it comes to performance, reverse-curve gutter guards reign supreme. These solid covers have a curved edge that directs water into a narrow slit, while debris falls to the ground. Gutter Helmet® adopted this concept and enhanced it with a nose-forward design. This ensures no debris will enter your gutters and water will flow smoothly into the downspouts. 

Not only does Gutter Helmet boast impressive debris-blocking capabilities, it also delivers unparalleled tensile strength. It can brace up to 22 inches of rain per hour, which is the twice the highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in the country. With its sturdy construction, no other gutter cap can match its features.

For the best gutter protection system, look no further than Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY. Call us at (855) 483-3678 or fill out our contact form to request a no-obligation quote.

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