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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Prepare Your Gutters for Winter: Ho, Ho, Hott Topper

By Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International 

At Gutter Topper, we believe that hanging Christmas lights is the only time you should ever get up on a ladder and look at your gutters. And with the weather getting colder each day, Gutter Topper now offers a product that will assure you that the only icicles hanging from your gutters this winner will be icicle lights.

Icicles hanging from gutters can be dangerous – to your gutters, your foundation and your own health. That’s why we introduced Hott Topper to melt the ice and snow on top of your Gutter Topper. Hott Topper allows the water to then enter your gutter and protects you from the danger of ice.

19 Degrees outside and Hott Topper keeps Gutter Topper at a toasty 50+ degrees.
I invented Hott Topper after seeing the damage and dangers caused by ice on gutters. As icicles form, the weight can pull gutters from the fascia, leaving you with some big repair bills. Then as the icicles thaw and the water drips onto sidewalks below, the water can pool around your foundation, or refreeze and create icy patches.  And every winter, there are numerous injuries caused by slips and falls on icy patches. When you consider the cost of treating injuries, I knew we had to introduce a way to keep homeowners safe, and that’s why Hott Topper was introduced.

The self-regulating wire of Hott Topper doesnʼt need a thermostat to control the heating temperature. When the weather gets cold, your Hott Topper gets hot!

Hott Topper generates heat that melts the snow and ice before it turns into icicles and then lets the melted water go into your gutters and downspout.
Gutter Topper and Hott Topper make the perfect year round gutter guard team.
Here’s what Hott Topper can do for you when the cold winter arrives:
* Eliminate the danger of falling icicles.
* Protect your gutters from heavy snow loads.
* Color coordinated to match your gutter protection and improve the look of your roof line.
* Thermal regulated wire only works when needed – no need for any adjustments for temperature changes.

So when you’re hanging your Christmas lights this year, why not make it the only time you need to even think about your gutters. Contact your independent Gutter Topper retailer and learn how Hott Topper can make icicles a worry of Christmas past.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products.Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Gutter Protection a Great Investment as Home Values Increase

By Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International 


With home prices predicted to increase approximately seven to nine percent this year across the USA and nearly double those numbers by 2017, many homeowners are once again looking at home improvement projects that will increase the value of their homes – without making huge investments.

And with bank interest rates on deposits now so ridiculously low, doesn't it make more sense to invest your hard earned money in your home, when you know that investment will pay off much better than a CD or other savings choice?

But many homeowners often forget an upgrade that can not only improve the value and look of their homes but also make their chores around the house much easier – and that’s adding a gutter guard system to their gutters.
Gutter Topper not only keeps you off the roof, but also comes in a variety of colors to improve your home's eye appeal.
Gutter guard systems from Gutter Topper keep you off the roof and eliminate the need to do the nasty and dangerous job of cleaning outyour gutters. And the low profile of our gutter protection systems improves the look of your roofline which increases your home’s eye appeal – and that can lead to increasing your home’s value.

If you ever sell your home in the future, the investment you make in gutter guards will definitely pay off. Home buyers have to calculate into their offer the cost of home improvements that need to be made, and knowing that your Gutter Topper gutter guards will keep them off the roof and away from a nasty gutter cleaning job can be a factor in helping you get the price you want.

Gutter Topper gutter protection is a great investment because it works. Your problems with gutter clogs that can lead to roofing and foundation damage go away, and you have more time to enjoy your fall weekends. And we have seen home values increase far more than the cost of installing one of our gutter guard systems.
Historically, after every recession, it's always been housing that led the way to a recovery. And housing right now is starting to get a head of steam, and as long as we can keep regulations out of the way, we'll get ahead and the economy will keep coming back.
Only Gutter Topper offers an effective steep roof water valley diverter.
There are lots of gutter guard options out there, but only Gutter Topper offers a variety of solutions for your specific needs that have been independently tested to perform well for you. We also offer a network of independent Retailers who are ready to give you a free in-home estimate.

With home values continuing to come back, it’s great time to make an investment in a gutter protection system that can pay off in eliminating nasty gutter cleaning jobs now and pay off again in the future should you ever decide to sell your home.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products.Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Legacy Roofing Joins Gutter Covers International Team in Greater Cincinnati


By Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International 

Gutter Covers International is proud that so many Independent Retailers across the United States, Canada and Europe are now carrying our complete line of gutter protection products as part of their home improvement services. And we are pleased to announce that Legacy Roofing, representing the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana areas, recently joined our independent team of gutter guard Retailers.

Led by the company’s founder and owner Kris Haney, LegacyRoofing has embraced advanced software and other technological advancements to meet the roofing, siding, gutter protection, and other home improvement needs. For example, the company uses a satellite imaging system to get precise measurements of a customer’s roof. This results in highly accurate estimates.
Legacy Roofing is the only contractor in Greater Cincinnati using this software,” explained Haney. “We also use all the same software as the major insurance companies to make processing of claims that much easier and faster for homeowners.”

Gutter Covers International was most interested in partnering with Legacy Roofing, since the company is locally owned in Greater Cincinnati. Kris was born in the area and he started Legacy Roofing five years ago. Since then, the company has achieved high rating from Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.
Kris started the company to give local customers a highly professional alternative to “storm chasers” who come into a market after a bad storm and target homes that have experienced damage. At Gutter CoversInternational, we have seen many homeowners taken advantage of by such unethical storm chasing companies and we wanted to make sure Greater Cincinnati customers were given a trustworthy alternative.
We also were impressed by Legacy Roofing’s team of 25employees who can effectively service the large Greater Cincinnati market. The company’s vehicles are actually mobile offices that can produce estimates and print quotes right on the spot. That helps homeowners quickly get the home improvement help they need.

The Gutter Covers International Independent Retailer network keeps expanding, and we are proud that Legacy Roofing now will add Gutter Topper, Leaf Terminator, The Solution, Needle Beetle, and Hott Topper to the company’s complete package of home improvement services.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products.Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pine Needles Clogging Your Gutters? Needle Beetle Ends This Tough Problem

By Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International

Pine needles have always been a problem for gutter protection products. Their small size would slip through the cracks and prevent the gutter protection system from working properly. But now there is a proven and tested solution that will end the  pine needle problem.

I designed the Needle Beetle specifically to combat the problems caused by pine needles. Micro-perforations allow the rainwater to enter the gutter, while at the same time, keeping the pine needles from clogging up the system.
Problems with pine needles? Tey are no match for Needle Beetle.
For a long time, homeowners approached me to find a cost effective, hassle-free way to eliminate the clogs that pine needles can cause in their gutter systems. But at the same time, they wanted a product that would stand up to everything Mother Nature could throw at it. The Needle Beetle can handle 17” of rainfall per hour. That’s 34 feet of rain in one day! And because of the heavy gauge aluminum from used to manufacture the product, you can be sure it will stand up to heavy snow and ice.

The Needle Beetle installs over your existing gutters and actually strengthens your gutter system.  It looks great with any type of roof and fits 5” and 6” gutters.
Micro-perforations allow rainwater to enter the gutter and keep pine needles out.
At Gutter Covers International, one of the key reasons we keep inventing new gutter protection products is the concern for our customers’ safety. Every year hundreds of thousands of homeowners fall off ladders and are seriously injured. 

And, if you’re probably like most people, thinking that only happens to other people - not to me. But it can happen to you and if it does, think about the cost of hospital co-pays, prescription drugs, lost wages and physical therapy. So you have to ask yourself, “Is it worth the risk to clean my gutters?” The average cost of a ladder fall is around $4,000.00 in medical bills, and the Needle Beetle can cost less than that to install on an average home.

Climbing the ladder to clean out the gutters can be avoided with the Needle Beetle. It keeps your gutters free flowing and most importantly, keeps you off the ladder.

Sometimes the smallest things can cause the biggest headaches. The Needle Beetle is the perfect solution to pine needle problems.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products.Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Proect Your Roof from Ice and Snow: Hott Topper from Gutter Covers International

By Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International

Winter is just around the corner and it’s a great time to protect your roof and home from the snow and ice build-ups that you know will soon be here. In some parts of the country, the buildup of snow and ice on roofs can present some serious problems – and dangers.


You can eliminate the dangerous problem of icicles building up on your gutters.

Icicles hanging from gutters overhead can be intimidating and potentially dangerous. As the icicles thaw and the water drips onto sidewalks below, the water can refreeze and create an icy area. And every winter, there are numerous injuries caused by slips and falls on icy patches. When you consider the cost of insurance co-pays, prescription medications, possible lost wages and physical therapy, I knew there had to be a way to protect homeowners.

That’s why I invented Hott Topper.

Hott Topper works in tandem with Gutter Topper to melt the ice and snow on top of your Gutter Topper. Hott Topper allows the water to then enter your gutter and protects you from the danger of ice.



Hott Topper was born out of consumer driven technology. Homeowners have been looking for a cost effective, hassle-free way to eliminate the icicles perilously hanging above walkways and driveways. Hott Topper delivers an economic and worry-free solution to the problem. The self-regulating wire of Hott Topper doesnʼt need a thermostat to control the heating temperature. When the weather gets cold, your Hott Topper gets hot!

Hott Topper generates heat that melts the snow and ice before it turns into icicles and then lets the melted water go into your gutters and downspout.

Here’s what Hott Topper can do for you when the cold winter arrives:
* Eliminates the danger of falling icicles
* Protects your gutters from heavy snow loads
* Color coordinated to match your gutter protection
* Thermal regulated wire only works when needed

Fall is a great time to make some basic home improvement investments that will pay off in peace of mind for you and your family. With Hott Topper and Gutter Topper, the dangers of falling ice from your gutters can be a thing of the past.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products.Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Gutter Guard Tips: Stay off the Roof and Keep Your Gutters Free of Clogs

by Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International

With fall here, many of us look at our homes to make sure everything is ready for the coming winter. And as the leaves keep falling, it's a great time to take a look at your gutters to make sure they are free flowing.

Eliminating gutter clogs is one of the smartest home improvement investments you can make. Clogged gutters can result in some very expensive home repair bills, such as ruined drywall, flooded basements, rotting fascia board and washed out landscaping. Sure, you can choose to climb a ladder and clean the gutters yourself, but as we all get older, the risk of an injury from a ladder fall keeps increasing. And when you're done cleaning your gutters, you know you're just going to have to clean them again.

But there is a better way. I have been in the gutter business since 1969, and I understand the frustration that clogged gutters can cause -- as well as the dangerous risk involved in cleaning them. That's why I originally designed Gutter Topper to help keep gutters free of clogs and keep homeowners off their roofs.

The statistics on ladder falls are really grim. Every year in the USA, there are close to 200,000 injuries from ladder falls. Cleaning gutters is such a dangerous and disgusting job that many homeowners put it off. But that just leads to many bigger problems and expensive home repairs.

When you consider all the potential problems caused by clogged gutters, choosing a permanent solution is one of the smartest home improvement investments you can make. But that's often when the confusion starts. How do you know what the best purchase is for your specific home problems.

I've seen one company after another present the latest "one size fits all solution" for gutter clogs. But when you dig into the facts, you learn many of these products haven't been tested to last or stand up to extreme weather conditions. Or you learn they won't help with pine needles or snow that can back up on your roof.

That's why I have dedicated myself to inventing a variety of solutions to gutter clogs, depending on your specific problems. You can learn more about our family of gutter protection products and find the answer to your specific gutter clog problems at the Gutter Covers International website. I am confident you will find a gutter clog solution that fits your needs and budget.

So stop wondering whether you have some problems with gutter clogs that can result in some big home improvement repairs. You can visit the Gutter Covers International website to get the advice you need.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products.Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe.