The industry’s highest-rated gutter cover and how you can get it

Gutter Boys Valor Wide
The Valor Gutter Guard features a high-flow, stainless steel micro-mesh that lets water in but keeps debris out, an effect enhanced because the mesh features a raised S-curve that increases the surface area, allowing for the self-shedding of debris.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

Keeping your gutter system free-flowing is essential to protecting your home’s foundation and maintaining a dry basement. And this spring, many homeowners were forced to clean their gutters two or three times because so many seedlings didn’t drop until June. All a seed needs to germinate is water and a tiny bit of debris, and the next thing you know there are trees growing in your gutters.

Of course, cleaning gutters is dirty, dangerous work, which you don’t want to do yourself. The best solution to prevent your gutters from becoming Niagara Falls is a gutter cover system, and the top-rated one is Valor. And the only authorized Valor installer in Northeast Ohio 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.”


According to Ken Wilson and Anthony Alberino, who co-founded The Gutter Boys 18 years ago, here are the essential advantages of the Valor Gutter Guard:
  • The system features a high-flow, stainless steel micro-mesh that lets water in but keeps out even small debris and cannot be clogged by pollen. 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.
  • The cover is attached to the facia, 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.

The Gutter Boys is headquartered at 1090 West Bagley Road, in Berea. They are BBB accredited, bonded and insured. Call 440-454-7040 to schedule a free on-site consultation and estimate, or visit TheGutterBoys.com for more information. They also offer 12 months same-as-cash financing.