Here's how to stop cleaning your gutters, forever

Gutter Boys Gutter With Debris
Valor’s exclusive S-curved micro-mesh.

By Mitch Allen

Business is booming at The Gutter Boys. So much so that company co-founder Ken Wilson recently ordered another two pallets of gutter guards from Valor, the number one-ranked gutter cover system in America. Then he called back and changed the order—to a full semi-truck load.

“Homeowners are recalling last year when the snow came early and the fall leaves froze in their gutters,” Ken says. “They don’t want that to happen this year. That’s one reason our phones are ringing off the hook from people wanting to schedule gutter cleanings and gutter guard installations.”

Your home’s gutters and downspouts are designed to carry rain water and melting snow away from your foundation, but when they’re clogged, that can’t happen. Instead, the water flows over the edges, leaving telltale zebra stripes on your gutters, splashing dirt and grime onto your siding and—far worse—flowing down to your foundation and into your basement.

“It’s counterintuitive,” Ken explains. “But when you have a musty basement, the first place you should look is on your roof. Are your gutters clear and flowing freely?”

Most homeowners understand this (except for the few who actually have trees growing in their gutters) so they schedule a spring and fall gutter cleaning. It’s dirty and dangerous work, and not something you want to do yourself.

Although The Gutter Boys do gutter cleaning, their true mission is to “end gutter cleaning forever” by installing their top-rated Valor gutter guard system, which eliminates the need for regular cleaning, along with the worry and stress of wondering when your basement is going to flood.

The Top-Rated Gutter Cover
In 2017, 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—ranked Valor number one in all categories it measured: value, effectiveness, industry reputation, strength, water throughput, durability and “overall.”

Advantages of the Valor Gutter Guard System include:

  • A high-flow, stainless steel micro-mesh that lets water in but keeps debris out. This effect is dramatically 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, yet doesn’t add a lot of weight.
  • The cover is attached to the fascia, not the shingles, so it won’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.
  • It features a fully-transferrable, lifetime warranty.

Not Your Typical Sales Team
“We’ve been cleaning gutters and installing gutter cover systems since 2008 and we stopped hiring ‘salespeople’ long ago,” Ken says. “Instead, we hire kind, smart, competent people and train them to be gutter specialists.”

The Gutter Boys team of specialists aren’t your typical 1950s-style aluminum siding salespeople. They are folks like Seth Witt, a paramedic, Jim Wilson, a hospice nurse, and Ryan Thompson, a communications major.

The Gutter Boys’ team of professionally trained specialists includes Jacob Furukawa (left), and Russ Huff.

“Once these guys demonstrate our system and compare it to the competition, it’s a clear choice for the homeowner,” Ken says.

In addition, The Gutter Boys doesn’t offer its staff an additional incentive for a one-call close.

“We want you to shop around,” he adds. “We want you to compare. The more you know about our industry, the more likely you are to choose us.”

The Gutter Boys is headquartered at 1090 West Bagley Road, in Berea. They have an A+ rating with the BBB, and are bonded and insured. Call 440-454-7040 to schedule a free on-site consultation and estimate, or visit for more information. They also offer 12 months same-as-cash financing.