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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.