The Gutter Boys can repair your gutters and cover them, too

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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. The company’s gutter specialists can also repair gutter systems damaged by snow and ice.

By Mitch Allen

After the heavy snows in late February, those of us who failed to plow our driveways discovered that the snow had turned to ice. My own driveway became what can only be described as a glacier. My car got stuck on three different occasions, and I had to walk to the mailbox like a flat-footed, little old lady to avoid falling and breaking a hip—or worse, cracking my iPhone.

Now that the snow has melted, it’s easy to look down and see the damage to my driveway—the lifting, cracking, chipping and pitting—but it’s also important to look up…at the gutters.

“If ice can destroy solid concrete, just imagine what it can do to aluminum gutters,” says Anthony Alberino, founder of The Gutter Boys. “It can bend gutters and downspouts, break welds, and prevent the entire system from flowing properly. And ice dams like we had this winter can destroy your roof as well as your gutters, especially if they were still clogged with leaves and debris at the start of winter. If you have a problem, it’s going to show up now during the spring rains.”

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 mosquitoes.

The best—and safest—way to maintain a free-flowing gutter system is to cover your gutters.

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.

Gutter Repair, Too!
In addition to covering gutters, The Gutter Boys also repairs them, including dented, broken or damaged gutters as well as hanging, fallen or missing downspouts. “With our component replacement system, we can replace just the damaged part section without replacing the entire system,” Anthony explains.

The company also has 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.