Free-flowing gutters prevent basement flooding and protect your home’s foundation

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The Gutter Boys’ exclusive micro-mesh gutter guard system is ranked #1 in the nation by the independent NCR Consumer Advocacy Group. Its raised S-curve micro-mesh allows for the self-shedding of debris.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

It may be hard to imagine after the frigid temperatures we have endured this week, but spring is on its way. And as surely as the crocus and daffodils will arrive, so will thunderstorms and torrential rains. With a free-flowing gutter system, you may watch the storms from your kitchen window as you sip a cup of Darjeeling tea. However, with clogged gutters, you may instead find yourself dealing with restoration companies and insurance claims due to a flooded basement.

A proper gutter system does much more than keep your head dry and protect your flowerbeds. It sends thousands of gallons of roof runoff safely away from your home. But when clogged gutters overflow, all that water pools at the foundation of your house, which can result in a wet basement and a damaged foundation. Standing water in your gutters is also a breeding ground for mosquitos.

The bottom line: Keep your gutters clear. Or, better yet, go ahead and cover them.

The Gutter Boys, Northeast Ohio’s largest gutter maintenance company, has serviced tens of thousands of customers since 2008. Although the company also cleans gutters, they’d much rather cover them and prevent the messy, dangerous, semi-annual necessity.

“Our mission is to end gutter cleaning in Northeast Ohio,” says company founder Anthony Alberino.

The Gutter Boys is a complete gutter solutions company, offering the nation’s top-rated gutter cover, along with cleaning and repair of gutters and downspouts that are broken, dented, loose, or leaking. They also handle new installations.

The Top-Rated Gutter Cover
NCR Consumer Advocacy Group—the nation’s largest publisher of independent third-party testing, ratings and reviews for the gutter cover and home improvement industry—has ranked Valor Gutter Guards number one in all categories it measured: value, effectiveness, industry reputation, strength, water throughput, durability and “overall.” And not only is The Gutter Boys the exclusive dealer for Valor in Northeast Ohio, they were the number one Valor dealer in the U.S. in 2020, installing more than 60 miles of the top-ranked product.

Here’s a summary of the advantages of the Valor Gutter Guard system:

  • A high-flow, stainless steel micro-mesh that lets water in but keeps debris out. This effect is enhanced because the mesh features a raised S-curve that increases the surface area, allowing for the self-shedding of debris.
  • A vertical louvered frame improves drainage so—unlike horizontal frames—it cannot grow moss or algae, which can cause clogging.
  • The light-weight, aluminum frame won’t warp and doesn’t add extra weight to the system.
  • The cover is attached to the fascia, not the shingles, so it can’t void your roof warranty. This also adds structural integrity when covered in heavy ice. Plus, it’s attached with stainless steel screws that don’t rust.
  • A fully-transferrable, lifetime warranty.

A Focus on Service
The Gutter Boys team is made up of gutter specialists—trained by Valor—who all have diverse backgrounds—a nurse, paramedic, waiter, stay-at-home dad, insurance auditor, etc. No one is a professional salesperson. “We won’t hold you hostage in your kitchen,” Anthony promises. “It takes about 15 minutes to give you an estimate.”

The firm has also initiated a no-contact service experience to help keep employees and customers safe, including texting you before and after photos of their work and offering the option of an emailed invoice.

The Gutter Boys is headquartered at 1090 West Bagley Road, in Berea. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and are bonded and insured. Call 440-671-7657 to schedule a free on-site consultation and estimate, or visit for more information. They also offer 12 months same-as-cash financing.

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