Now is the time to schedule your post-winter gutter cleaning and have your gutters covered before the arrival of spring debris and torrential rains

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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’s hard to imagine after the knee-deep snows of January and early February, but spring is on its way. We’re already seeing daytime highs creep back into the 40s.

And with the melting snow comes another banner year for area contractors as homeowners continue to invest in improving their homes to enjoy a relaxing, low-maintenance lifestyle.

One such company is The Gutter Boys, which last year installed over 100 miles of the nation’s top-rated gutter cover—Valor Gutter Guards—and became the manufacture’s top dealer. And over the winter, they stocked up on inventory to lock in last year’s pricing and eliminate installation delays.

“This allows us to keep our prices low and get the job done in a couple of weeks rather than a couple of months,” says company founder Anthony Alberino. The Gutter Boys—the region’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 perilous semi-annual necessity.

Prepare for Spring Storms
As surely as the crocuses and daffodils will arrive, so will thunderstorms and torrential rains. With a free-flowing gutter system, you can watch the storms from your kitchen window as you enjoy a cup of 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 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 No. 1 in all categories it measured: value, effectiveness, industry reputation, strength, water throughput, durability and “overall.”

  • 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 louvers—it cannot grow moss or algae, which can cause clogging.
  • The lightweight, 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.

The Gutter Boys team is made up of gutter specialists—trained by Valor—who all have diverse backgrounds. No one is a professional salesperson. “We won’t hold you hostage in your kitchen,” Anthony promises. “It takes only about 15 minutes to give you an estimate.”

In addition to installing the nation’s top-rated micro-mesh gutter cover, the company cleans and repairs gutters and downspouts that are broken, dented, loose, or leaking, and does new installations.

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.