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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.