There are a lot of options for gutter protection systems available today, but how do you know which is most effective? Investing in gutter guards that cost several thousands of dollars but fail to function properly is not only frustrating and a waste of money, but also leaves you with the same problem you had before you started! It’s essential that you know how different systems work prior to your purchase so you can choose the system that’s right for you.

One-Piece Construction

One-piece rain gutter protection consists of a gutter design with a hood built into the gutter itself. This makes installation convenient for the contractor who installs the gutter system in one pass. However, if the gutter becomes clogged, this one-piece design becomes a serious drawback: the hood can’t be taken off and cleaned or adjusted. In other words, it is virtually impossible to clean and maintain this gutter system other than complete replacement.

In addition, there is no science behind the surface of the one-piece system. It is roll-formed from standard aluminum gutter coil on the job site, so the nose of the guard must be scrubbed clean periodically to keep water flowing into the gutter. The one-piece covered gutter only works properly when it is clean – which means more maintenance for homeowners.

Adjustable Gutter Guards with a Textured Surface

On the other hand, the Gutter Helmet system has a patented textured and ribbed surface that increases water surface tension and tensile strength. Water clings to the front of the guard and flows into the gutter, even in the heaviest rainfall, snow loads and extreme winds. If your Gutter Helmet needs to be inspected or adjusted, a certified installer can do so without damaging or replacing the entire system.

About Us

Wrightway is the Gutter Helmet dealer in the Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, and Fond du Lac markets. We have an expansive service area and we are experts in replacing gutters and installing gutter guards. Stop worrying about having to clean your gutters and free up some of your time for more important things. We’d love to give you some advice on what options are out there for keeping your gutters clean. Find out more at