Overthrow the overflow: Protect your home’s foundation and avoid a damp or flooded basement

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The recent rainy September put an exclamation point on the importance of keeping your gutter system flowing freely. Overflowing gutters lead to nuisances like dirty siding and mulch in your driveway, but they also lead to more serious problems, like damp or flooded basements and damaged foundations. Keep your gutter clean or, better yet, cover them.

By Mitch Allen

September was a rainy month, and when it rains, the phone at the locally owned The Gutter Boys starts ringing.

“People don’t often think about their gutter system until they’re home during a rainstorm, and they see first-hand the water overflowing their gutters and seeping into their basements,” says company founder Anthony Alberino. “That’s when our phones start ringing off the hook.”

The Gutter Boys started back in 2011 simply cleaning gutters. They still do that, but now they also install gutters, repair them, and cover them. They are a full-service company.

“We spent years cleaning gutters, so we learned firsthand that most gutter cover systems don’t work,” Anthony says. “They either allow in too much debris or they don’t allow enough water flow. That’s why we refused to cover gutters for a long time. That is, until we found one that really works. The Valor system is the best in the industry and we’re the exclusive provider here in Northeast Ohio. This year, we’ll install more than 100 miles of gutter guards.”

The Gutter Boys exclusive micro-mesh gutter guard keeps debris out, but lets water flow easily. And the raised S-curves prevent leaves from sticking, encouraging the self-shedding of debris.

And now you can have your gutters cleaned and covered just in time to prevent clogging caused by fall leaves.

“We pre-ordered plenty of inventory and we have a fully staffed, well-trained team of technicians,” Anthony promises. “That means we can get to your job quickly, in less than two weeks, but often in less than a week.”

The Gutter Boys Advantage
The Gutter Boys’ exclusive micro-mesh Valor Gutter Guard system includes many advantages over traditional covers:

  • 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 clog with moss or algae.
  • The lightweight, aluminum frame won’t warp and doesn’t add extra weight.
  • 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.

The Gutter Boys has quickly become the nation’s number one installer of Valor gutter guards. ““We uninstall a lot of inferior gutter guards,” Anthony says. “The dumpster at our facility is filled with them.”

The dumpster at The Gutter Boys’ facility is filled with failed competitors’ gutter covers, which the company uninstalls and recycles.

Anthony and his team recycle competitors’ gutter guards that end up in their dumpster, but you have to ask why they end up there in the first place? “It’s nice to know the guards we install have a lifetime warranty and will never end up in a dumpster,” Anthony says.”

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 TheGutterBoys.com for more information. They also offer 18 months same-as-cash financing.