The end of gutter cleaning

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In 2021, The Gutter Boys installed more than 100 miles of top-rated Valor Gutter Guards on Northern Ohio homes. Over the winter—­­to avoid supply chain interruptions and customer delays—founder Anthony Alberino pre-ordered additional inventory in anticipation of another record year.

By Mitch Allen

It may be hard to imagine, but in a few short weeks Cleveland Browns preseason football will begin along with the rumbling of school buses going down our streets. That means now is the time to make sure your gutter system can handle late-summer storms and be protected from upcoming fall leaves.

Here in Northeast Ohio, The Gutter Boys is a full-service company. That means they clean, install, repair and cover gutters, depending on your needs.

“Some homeowners are looking for a brand-new, complete system, including gutters, covers and downspouts, while others simply want a cleaning or repair,” says company founder Anthony Alberino. “Still others want us to cover their existing system to avoid future clogs.”

The Gutter Boys started out over 20 years ago as simply a gutter cleaning company; now they do it all. “We spent years cleaning gutters so we learned firsthand that most gutter cover systems don’t work,” Anthony says. “They either allow in too much debris or they don’t allow enough water flow. That’s why we refused to cover gutters for a long time. That is, until we found one that really works. The Valor system is the best in the industry and we’re the exclusive provider here in Northeast Ohio. This year, we’ll install more than 100 miles of Valor gutter covers.”

So why would a gutter cleaning company want to cover gutters and end gutter cleaning?

“People used to ask us that all the time,” Anthony says. “The answer is simple. Gutter cleaning is dirty, dangerous work. No one should have to do it, especially not a homeowner. And with an effective high-quality gutter cover system like ours, no one has to.”

A clogged gutter system can’t handle Northeast Ohio’s legendary downpours. The Gutter Boys’ exclusive micro-mesh gutter system prevents clogging with a high-tech raised S-curve micro-mesh which allows for the self-shedding of debris.

The Importance of Gutters
Gutters do much more than keep your head dry when you walk in the front door of your home. A proper gutter system carries thousands of gallons of roof runoff away from your home through a series of gutters, downspouts, drain tiles, and more. Otherwise, this rainwater pools at the base of your home leading to basement dampness, flooding and even a damaged foundation.

“Having clogged gutters is like having no gutters at all,” Anthony says. “It sounds simple to clean your gutters, but it’s dirty, dangerous work so it often goes undone. The best solution is to cover your gutters.”

Valor Advantages
The Valor Gutter Guard system includes many advantages:

  • 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 clog with moss or algae.
  • The light-weight, aluminum frame won’t warp and doesn’t add extra weight.
  • 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.

Plenty of Inventory
Anticipating another record year in the face of possible supply chain interruptions, Anthony looked ahead and pre-ordered extra inventory of Valor gutter guards.

“Last year we were Valor’s number one vendor, installing over 100 miles of gutter guards,” he reveals. “Given our growth, we pre-ordered even more this year. And we did that for two reasons: 1) we wanted to lock in last year’s price so we can continue to offer the best value to our clients, and 2) we didn’t want to run out of inventory and ask our customers to wait.”

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 18 months same-as-cash financing.