Free-flowing gutters prevent basement flooding and protect your home’s foundation

Gutter Glove Install
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. Deemed an essential business to prevent flooded basements, The Gutter Boys can install your gutters today with a no-contact service experience to help protect you and their staff. They are also sending clients photos of their completed work and emailing their invoices.

By Mitch Allen

So far this spring, there have been at least three major thunderstorms in Northeast Ohio that featured sudden and torrential rains. While some of us waited it out comfortably sequestered in our home offices, other homeowners found themselves dealing with restoration companies and insurance claims resulting from a flooded basement. The culprit?

Clogged gutters.

A proper, free-flowing 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, not to mention that standing water in your gutters is a breeding ground for mosquitos.

The bottom line: Keep your gutters clear. Or, better yet, go ahead and cover them. You don’t have to wait.

An Essential Task
Gutter cleaning and covering is so essential to protecting your home, the service is exempt from Governor DeWine’s stay-at-home order. And right now—due to the magnitude of spring storms—Northeast Ohio’s The Gutter Boys is installing a record number of gutter cover systems while still practicing safe social distancing.

“We’re on your roof, not in your home,” explains The Gutter Boys founder Anthony Alberino. “And we’ve enacted a no-contact service experience to help keep our employees and customers safe. Plus, we now offer the homeowner the option of an emailed invoice.”

The Gutter Boys’ techs will also email or text you before-and-after photos of your gutters to show you the quality of their workmanship. “That’s been our policy for many years,” Anthony explains. “You shouldn’t have to climb a ladder to see that we have performed to our exacting standards.”

The Top-Rated Gutter Cover
“When we started out, we only cleaned gutters; we didn’t cover them,” Anthony says.

“After cleaning gutters on thousands of homes, we saw first-hand that most gutter covers simply aren’t effective. Either they can’t handle the volume of water coming off the roof or they become clogged—or both. Then a few years ago we finally discovered a system that worked and we’ve been literally yelling it from the rooftops ever since. Everyone needs this gutter system.”

The system Anthony offers is an exclusive micro-mesh gutter guard rated #1 in the industry by 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. In 2019, The Gutter Boys’ system ranked number one in all categories: value, effectiveness, industry reputation, strength, water throughput, durability and “overall.”

The system works so well because it 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. Plus, a vertical louvered frame improves drainage so it cannot become clogged with moss or algae like flat, horizontal frames can.

Best of all, it features a fully-transferrable, lifetime warranty.

That says it all.

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.