The Gutter Boys’ system features a high-flow, stainless steel micro-mesh that lets water in but keeps debris out

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This season, the Northeast Ohio-based The Gutter Boys have shattered their own record, installing a whopping 51 miles of their top-rated micro-mesh gutter guards.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

As one of the fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio, The Gutter Boys last year made an optimistic assessment of the 2020 home improvement season by stocking their warehouse with extra inventory of their top-rated micro-mesh gutter guards.

“We expected this year would be a busy one for us, but we just didn’t know how busy,” explains company founder Anthony Alberino. “With the pandemic shifting vacation dollars to the home improvement industry, we’ve had a record-breaking summer. At last count, we’ve installed 45 pallets of gutter guards and each pallet contains 6,000 feet.”

So let’s do the math: 45 x 6,000 = 270,000 feet. Divide that by 5,280 feet in a mile and The Gutter Boys have installed just over 51 miles of gutter guards, this summer alone. Place them end to end, and they’d reach alongside I-77 from downtown Cleveland to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

“People who’ve always wanted gutter guards but put them on the back burner finally decided to move forward,” Anthony says. “Compared to other home improvement projects, our gutter guards are an inexpensive way to make a big improvement in the safety of your home.”

Why safety? Because cleaning your gutters is one of the most dangerous jobs a homeowner can do. Each year, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and hundreds of deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. So Anthony’s team isn’t just preventing clogged gutters and flooded basements, they’re saving lives.

“That’s not an exaggeration,” Anthony says. “Every time we install our gutter guards, that’s one more homeowner who doesn’t have to climb a ladder to do this dirty and dangerous task. We’re professionals. Our team is experienced and trained in ladder safety. And while we do gutter cleaning, we prefer to cover them so no one ever has to clean them again.”

According to the 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—The Gutter Boys’ system ranks number one in all categories evaluated: value, effectiveness, industry reputation, strength, water throughput, durability and “overall.”

The Gutter Boys’ system works because it features a high-flow, stainless steel micro-mesh that lets water in but keeps debris out. The openings in this mesh measure 440 microns as opposed to 60 microns in plastic alternatives.

“At 60 microns, the mesh is too tight—the holes are too close together to allow for proper water flow,” Anthony says. “Because our micro-mesh is made of stainless steel, not plastic, we can make it 440 microns and really let the water flow.”

This effect is enhanced because The Gutter Boys’ micro-mesh features a raised S-curve that increases the surface area, allowing for the self-shedding of debris. Plus, its vertical louvered frame improves drainage so it cannot become clogged with moss or algae like horizontal frames can.

Plus, it features a fully transferable, lifetime warranty—one big reason why The Gutter Boys have added 51 miles of their guards to Northeast Ohio rooftops this summer.

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.