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.


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