The Gutter Boys' mission is to end gutter cleaning in Northeast Ohio

Gutter Bys Team Black Shirts
Certified Valor installers Jake Furukawa (left) and Russ Huff are part of The Gutter Boys team on a mission to end gutter cleaning in Northeast Ohio.

By Mitch Allen

If you missed my sermon in Mimi’s March issue regarding homeowners who risk their long-term health (and their lives) by climbing a ladder to clean their gutters, don’t worry. I won’t repeat it here.

Suffice it to say that cleaning gutters is a fool’s errand. You need to cover them. Today’s high-tech gutter covers allow for plenty of water flow and prevent clogging that can make your gutters look like Niagara Falls, causing basement flooding, foundation damage and unsightly stains on your gutters and siding.

One of the best gutter cover systems is Valor Gutter Guards, available in Northeast Ohio only through The Gutter Boys, Northeast Ohio’s largest gutter maintenance company, which 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 co-founder Ken Wilson.”

It’s an admirable goal.

The Top-Rated Gutter Cover
If you’re ready to have your gutters covered, get a quote from at least two companies, making sure one of them is The Gutter Boys. 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.” The 2018 ratings aren’t out yet, but it’s highly likely that they will hold their top spot.

Plus, The Gutter Boys doesn’t hire “salespeople.”

Their 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. And they won’t hold you hostage in your kitchen because, unlike high-pressure companies, their compensation is not tied to a one-call close.

How It Works

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

  • Valor features 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 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.
  • It features a fully-transferrable, lifetime warranty.

Now, are you ready to help put an end to gutter cleaning?

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 440-454-7040 to schedule a free on-site consultation and estimate, or visit for more information. They also offer 12 months same-as-cash financing.