Gutters & Downspouts Services
There is no better gutter cover system on the market. Period. Gutter Topper, with its patented design, is the most effective, efficient system available. Gutter Topper has been independently tested to:
Resist winds of up to 110 mph
Handle downpours of up to 22 inches per hour or 528 inches per day—that’s enough water to float Noah’s Ark.
Withstand weights of up to 1,200 lbs. per sq. ft.
So it’s tough and it’s beautiful. Gutter Topper’s patented design gives it a smooth silhouette that enhances your roofline. And it’s available in a wide range of colors to blend with the colors of your shingles and gutters.
Exclusive Valley Diverter Design
Only Gutter Topper offers an effective steep roof water valley diverter. This unique design handles the increased flow of water that travels down a roof valley, spreading that water over a wider area so that it flows into the gutter instead of flowing over the roof.
Patented Ice Release System
Gutter Topper’s patented Ice Release System keeps ice from building-up in your gutter and pulling the gutter away from the house. To learn more watch this short demonstration video.
When it Pours, Gutter Topper Reigns.
Sure, others describe themselves as gutter toppers. But you want the one, the only, the “Original” Gutter Topper. The one gutter guard that has been independently tested and certified to keep your gutters free flowing and free of debris.
Gutter Topper gutter guards are uniquely designed with eleven critical bends of strength to handle anything Mother Nature can throw at it. Whether it’s 110 mph winds, enough rain to float Noah‘s Ark or 1,200 pounds of weight per square foot, Gutter Topper will pass the test with flying colors!
How does it work? See for yourself
When you want a gutter protection product you can depend on; a gutter guard that will work as advertised; a gutter cover system that protects your home and keeps your gutters debris free, you want “the original” Gutter Topper – Beautiful – Safe – Strong.
It’s no wonder, “When it Pours, Gutter Topper Reigns.”
How it Works
Not Magic, Science.
The key to Gutter Topper’s amazing ability to handle water and repel leaves and debris is found in the science of its patented gutter cover design.
Water clings to the surface on which it travels. This ‘surface tension’ causes the water to cling to Gutter Topper’s rounded ‘nose’. The water literally follows the curve of the nose and is deposited in the slots at the bottom of the system. (Your Gutter Topper retailer will be glad to demonstrate this on a section of Gutter Topper using water from the faucet in your sink. You almost have to see it to believe it. Every drop goes where it belongs. Not one drop goes astray.)
Leaves and debris, on the other hand, won’t follow the curve. They’ll remain on Gutter Topper’s flat surface and blow harmlessly to the ground once they dry out.
The U.S. Patent Office grants patents so that designs can’t be copied. That’s surely what would have happened to Gutter Topper if it weren’t for Patent Office protection. You see, Gutter Topper has eleven critical bends of strength, forming a rounded ‘nose’ that water follows into a series of specially designed slots. This amazing gutter cover design makes Gutter Topper both exceptionally strong and exceptionally effective.
Tony Iannelli, Gutter Topper’s founder, continues to innovate and patent his designs. In all, Gutter Topper is the owner of 15 Patents/Patents Pending from the U.S. Patent Office.
The Gutter Topper Warranty
We’re so confident of your new Gutter Topper protection system that we back it with a Lifetime Guarantee—that’s transferable to new owners if you decide to sell your home.
Read the Gutter Topper Warranty here
Gutter Topper FAQs
What do I do if I need a new roof?
Because of the method of installation, your gutter protection should be removed before your old roof is taken off and your new roof installed. Proper installation is critical to your gutter protection’s performance, so it is important that the product be taken off and re-installed by the authorized retailer that originally installed the product. Your authorized retailer will also clean the gutters of any leftover roofing material before your gutter protection is re-installed. Now there may be a service charge associated with this work, much like there would be if you needed a satellite dish removed from your roof before a new roof is installed.
Why do I get icicles when I never had them before?
Icicles are not caused by your gutter protection; in fact, icicles are an indication that your gutter protection is working. Here’s what happens: as you know, heat rises. If you have inadequate insulation in your attic and/or little or no ventilation in your roof, the heat from your home rises and heats up the attic area. That heat then warms the roof and with the help of the sun, starts to melt the snow sitting on your roof. As the water trickles down, it comes in contact with the cold aluminum of the gutter protection and re-freezes. Eventually, those small trickles of water become icicles. But remember, without gutter protection, where would that water go? Into your gutter where it would re-freeze, buildup and add considerable weight to the gutter, which could cause the gutter to pull away from the fascia or gutter board. See next question.
Is there anything I can do to prevent icicles?
Happily, yes! Contact your authorized retailer and ask about Hott Topper; a product specifically designed to eliminate snow and ice from your gutter protection. Hott Topper is not a thin piece of wire that zigzags across the top of your roof. It is a self-regulating, fully insulated, heavy duty wire, encased between your gutter protection and our custom-made “Heat Shield.”
What is ice damming and what causes it?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of the roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas. Ice damming is caused by different temperatures on different areas of your roof. Remember how we talked about icicles above and what causes them? Well the same theory applies with an ice dam. Heat loss from the home causes the snow on the roof to melt and then re-freeze when it rolls down the roof and hits the cold aluminum of the gutter or gutter protection. So how do you prevent ice damming? Adequate insulation in your home preventing the warm, moist air from flowing into and heating up the attic. Also roof ventilation will help in maintaining uniform roof temperatures. You can find additional information on the internet simply by typing in “ice damming.”
With gutter protection, it is installed and forgotten, right?
Not quite. If anyone tells you there is a gutter protection product that is totally maintenance free, they are not being truthful with you. Of all the gutter protection products out there, NOT ONE is maintenance free. Now, there are some that require less maintenance that others. Generally, the least amount of normal maintenance is to clean off the product twice a year, especially if you have a hooded product. These products work on a principle of physics called surface tension. Keeping the front nose clean will help ensure proper performance. Perforated products should be checked twice a year as well. Your Gutter Topper retailer may offer a service plan, which would then make your gutter protection totally maintenance free, at least as far as you are concerned!
What happens if a big storm causes hail or wind damage?
Unless the hail has severely damaged your gutter protection, the product should continue to perform as before. Your Gutter Topper retailer can inspect the product and let you know. It would be rare if your gutter protection suffered wind damage. The product was independently tested and certified to withstand 110 mph winds with no lift or separation from the gutter. If your product needs to be replaced, make sure you use an authorized Gutter Topper retailer and beware of storm chasers.
What’s a storm chaser?
A storm chaser is a “fly-by-night” contractor, who will pretend to be an authorized retailer of a product. After he gives you an estimate for repair, and your insurance company has approved a settlement, he will take off your current product and replace it with an inferior one, that costs him much less. When you discover the product is not working properly, that contractor is no where to be found. Make sure you use a reputable and authorized retailer.
You said the product was tested? Tested for what?
All of the products manufactured by Gutter Covers International have been independently tested and certified. The key words here are “independently tested and certified.” That means someone else tested the product so there was no chance of the results being skewed in our favor. If the product failed, the product failed, and that’s what would be reported. Of course, the product didn’t fail. In fact, it passed with flying colors. We told you about the wind test – 110 mph winds with no lift or movement. It was also tested and certified to handle 22 inches of rain per hour. That’s 44 feet of rain in one day – more than Hurricane Katrina dumped on New Orleans! It was also tested and certified to withstand 1200 pounds of weight per square foot. That’s comforting to those of us who have to deal with snow and ice.
I was told that attaching the gutter guard to my roof will void my shingle warranty or allow my roof to leak. Is that true?
The gutter protection is attached with deck screws, not nails, and those screws are then covered with a protective sealant. It will NOT void your shingle warranty. But don’t believe us – ask the shingle manufacturers. Two of the largest shingle manufacturers in the United States answer that question.
Where is the product manufactured?
We’re proud to say our products are manufactured right here in the good old U.S.A. Our 43 thousand square foot manufacturing plant is located just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The product is formed with sophisticated digitally controlled roll forming machines and each piece is personally inspected and approved by specially trained employees. In fact, they initial each and every box showing that they stand behind the product’s integrity.
How does it work?
It’s a principle of physics. When it rains the water runs down your roof and over the gutter protection. The water then goes right around the specially designed nose of the product, right into your gutter. Try this: take a glass of water and hold it over the sink. Now slowly tilt the glass until the water starts running over the side. What’s the water do? It runs down the side of the glass before it drops off in to the sink. Same thing here.
Do you have colors that match my roof or gutter?
We have a variety of colors that will match almost any roof or gutter. In fact, you can see how the product will look on your house.
What does the product warranty cover?
Gutter Topper carries a lifetime, limited transferrable performance warranty and a 20-year materials warranty. There are some terms and conditions, as in any warranty.
Will this work on any type of roof or gutter?
In most cases, Gutter Topper can be installed on any type of roof or gutter. The product was designed to work with all types of roof designs and gutter systems.