Monday, April 21, 2014

April Showers Bring May Gutter Clogs

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

Have the spring waterfalls started flowing yet from your gutters? Many homeowners don’t realize they have a problem with clogged gutters until the first hard spring rains come. Then they find water pooling in their landscaping – and worse yet – they learn that water has damaged their foundation. But this is all preventable.

Like most homeowners, I’m sure you have seen many ads, discount coupon mailers and coupon magazines offering the “next best thing” in gutter guards. You can look at your gutters and know you have a problem, but what is the best solution for your specific gutter clog problems?

The free Complete Guide to Gutter Protection offers an overview of gutter protection choices. Click to download it.
There really is no “one size fits all” solution, which is why we work hard to help customers make educated choices. That’s why we offer a free “Complete Guide to Gutter Protection” that reviews all of the gutter protection choices available to you. Our goal is try to take the hype out of gutter protection and help you make the proper choice for your investment.

Unfortunately, spring is also the time when many disreputable companies come out of the woodwork and prey on homeowners, especially older people who can’t do work around the house that they once could. These companies sweep through neighborhoods, sell unsuspecting homeowners on a gutter guard solution, and then they are gone with the wind when their gutter guard product fails. 

But you can protect yourself by reading the Complete Guide to Gutter Protection and then learning a few key things about the contractor:

  • Reputation and knowledge -- In most cases, you don’t stay in business very long if you sell inferior products or have shoddy workmanship. You can also easily gain a lot of valuable information by contacting your area Better Business Bureau.
  • Training -- A quality product is only as good as its installation. Ask whether installers have been trained to properly install the products they are selling. Even the best products can fail if they are not installed properly. And ask if the contractor will be using sub-contractors, which can lead to problems.
  • Has the gutter guard product been independently tested? – Anybody can say they have a great product. But you’ll find that products that have been independently tested will stand up to years of weather, and that’s where you want to make your investment.

      Choosing the right gutter protection system can be one of the smartest home investments you make. Besides keeping you safe and off the roof, you’ll also be investing in an even more precious commodity – your time. 

And wouldn’t you rather be enjoying the great weather with your family instead of doing a dangerous and messy gutter cleanup job?

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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